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 Bill Status of HB4808  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Terry Link)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/7-59from Ch. 46, par. 7-59
10 ILCS 5/17-16.1from Ch. 46, par. 17-16.1
10 ILCS 5/18-9.1from Ch. 46, par. 18-9.1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that write-in votes shall be counted only for persons who have filed notarized declarations of intent to be write-in candidates with the proper election authority, authorities, or State Board of Elections no earlier than 120 days prior to the primary or general election, but no later than 70 (rather than 61) days prior to the primary or general election. Provides that declarations of intent to be a write-in candidate shall include specified information. Provides that declarations of intent to be a write-in candidate that do not include the specified information shall not be accepted. Provides that persons intending to become write-in candidates for the Offices of President and Vice President or Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall file one joint declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate with the State Board of Elections. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/14/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2018HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Finance Committee
  4/12/2018HouseMotion Filed to Discharge Committee Elections & Campaign Finance Committee; Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/12/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Finance Committee; 016-000-000
  4/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2018HouseMotion Withdrawn Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/18/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  4/19/2018SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 23, 2018
  4/23/2018SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  4/23/2018SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/1/2018SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/10/2018SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  5/10/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2018
  5/18/2018SenateSecond Reading
  5/18/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2018
  5/25/2018SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
  5/31/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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