Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Election Code. Removes existing provisions concerning independent expenditures and replaces them with the following: Provides that an expenditure made by a third party to a candidate's or public official's political committee that does not have the prior written consent of the candidate or public official may not be considered an in-kind donation and is not required to be reported by the candidate's or public official's political committee to the State Board of Elections. Provides that an expenditure made by a natural person or political committee for an electioneering communication or to expressly advocate for or against a public official or candidate may not be considered an independent expenditure if the communication or advocacy uses the public official's or candidate's campaign materials or information. Provides content and conduct standards for independent expenditures. Makes conforming changes.