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 Bill Status of HB5263  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner - Harry R. Ramey, Jr. - Sandra M. Pihos - John D'Amico - Joseph M. Lyons

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dan Cronin - Pamela J. Althoff - Edward D. Maloney)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/7-61from Ch. 46, par. 7-61

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. When the name of a candidate does not appear on the primary ballot and a write-in candidate is not nominated for that office, the vacancy in nomination may be filled by a person designated by the appropriate committee of the political party who files petitions at the same time and with the same number of required signatures as an independent candidate (now, the vacancy is filled by a nominating resolution of the appropriate political party committee).

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code. Provides that when a political party committee fills a vacancy in nomination occurring because no candidate's name appeared on the consolidated primary ballot and no write-in candidate was nominated, the committee must do so within 16 days after the primary. In the case of a vacancy in nomination that occurs because the name of a political party's candidate did not appear on the general primary ballot and no write-in candidate was nominated, provides that the vacancy may be filled only by a person selected by the party committee within 60 days after the primary who circulates and files petitions for that office in the same manner as an independent candidate (now, by a person nominated by the committee within 60 days after the general primary).

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/4/2008HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  3/11/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  3/11/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/11/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Standard Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 008-000-000
  3/12/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/3/2008HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/3/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  4/8/2008HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 097-013-000
  4/9/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/9/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/9/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/9/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Cronin
  4/9/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/9/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  4/9/2008SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Dan Cronin
  4/17/2008SenateAssigned to Local Government
  4/30/2008SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Dan Cronin
  5/8/2008SenateHeld in Local Government
  5/8/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  5/20/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  7/1/2008SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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