92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB2131
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Short description: 
PUB FINANCING JUD CAMPAIGN                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates  the  Public  Financing  for  Judicial   Campaigns   Act.      
   Provides  that candidates for the office of Judge of the Supreme Court      
   may apply for a public financing  benefit  in  connection  with  their      
   campaign  for office.  Sets requirements for qualifying for the public      
   financing  benefits.   Limits  the  amount  of  private  contributions      
   qualified candidates may accept.  Provides that  qualified  candidates      
   must  be  distributed  a  line  of  credit from moneys in the Illinois      
   Supreme Court Democracy Trust Fund to be  used  for  lawful  political      
   expenditures.   Provides  for  the  increase  of the line of credit if      
   non-complying candidates make certain  expenditures.   Sets  penalties      
   for  violations  of  the Act. Provides that the Illinois Supreme Court      
   may, in its discretion, require attorneys to contribute money  to  the      
   Illinois  Supreme  Court  Democracy  Trust  Fund  not  to  exceed  $25      
   annually.  Contains  other  provisions.  Amends the State Finance Act.      
   Creates the Illinois Supreme Court Democracy Trust  Fund.  Amends  the      
   Illinois  Income  Tax Act.  Provides that $1 from each Illinois income      
   tax of each individual be  placed  into  the  Illinois  Supreme  Court      
   Democracy  Trust  Fund,  unless the taxpayer indicates an objection to      
   the allocation on the income tax return.  Effective immediately.            
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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