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 Bill Status of SB1717  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro - Jacqueline Y. Collins

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/Art. 29D heading new
10 ILCS 5/29D-5 new
10 ILCS 5/29D-10 new
705 ILCS 35/28from Ch. 37, par. 72.28

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Prohibits the production, distribution, publishing, or broadcasting, with actual malice, of campaign material that contains a picture into which a candidate for public office or another person is superimposed. Prohibits, within 60 days of an election at which a candidate for elective office will appear on the ballot, the distribution, with actual malice, of materially deceptive audio or visual media of the candidate with the intent to injure the candidate's reputation or to deceive a voter into voting for or against the candidate. Provides remedies and exceptions for violating the provisions. Amends the Circuit Courts Act. Provides that proceedings in cases involving the registration or denial of registration of voters, the certification or denial of certification of candidates, the certification or denial of certification of ballot measures, and election contests shall be placed on the calendar in the order of their date of filing and shall be given precedence.

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/15/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/24/2021SenateTo Executive- Elections
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

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