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 Bill Status of HB5850  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  TRUTH IN POLITICS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback - Maurice A. West, II - Stephanie A. Kifowit - Amy Grant, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Mark Luft, Dave Vella, Sue Scherer and Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/29-1.1 new
10 ILCS 5/29-1.2 new
10 ILCS 5/29-20.1 new
10 ILCS 5/29-20.2 new
10 ILCS 5/29B-5
10 ILCS 5/29B-6 new
10 ILCS 5/29B-10
10 ILCS 5/29B-20
10 ILCS 5/29B-30
10 ILCS 5/29B-35

Synopsis As Introduced
Authorizes the amendatory Act to be cited as the Truth in Politics Act. Includes legislative findings. Amends the Prohibitions and Penalties Article of the Election Code. Creates prohibitions against (i) false or misleading statements to affect a vote, (ii) unlawful attempts to affect the outcome of a campaign, (iii) distribution of materials intending to mislead people on a candidate's incumbency status, and (iv) libel and defamation in political advertising. Provides that, if a person violates the provisions, the person can be enjoined civilly. Provides that a violation of the provisions are Class A misdemeanors. Amends the Fair Campaign Practices Article of the Election Code. Requires (rather than allows) candidates and the chairs of political committees to sign and file the Code of Fair Campaign Practices. Requires a candidate to include in all of the candidate's campaign literature and advertising the following statement: "I am a candidate for (specify office), and I support the accuracy of this message." Provides penalties for failure to timely file a signed Code of Fair Campaign Practices and for violations of the Code of Fair Campaign Practices or other provisions of the Article. Defines terms.

DateChamber Action
  11/22/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  11/29/2022HouseFirst Reading
  11/29/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  12/6/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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