HOFFMAN-CURRY,JULIE-RYAN-MATHIAS-FOWLER, FRANKS, FORBY AND MCCARTHY.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Election Code. Requires any person engaging in
push-polling to (i) inform the person contacted that the call is being
made on behalf of, in support of, or in opposition to a particular
candidate, (ii) identify that candidate by name, and (iii) provide the
telephone number of the place from which the push-polling is
conducted. Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
There would be no population or cost impact to the Department.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Further amends the Election Code. Provides that provisions
concerning push-polling apply to public questions as well as to
candidates. Provides that the State Board of Elections may impose a
civil penalty of $10,000 upon any person, other than a person who is
merely an employee of the person or entity who has been contracted
with to conduct the push-polling, who violates the provisions
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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