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 Bill Status of HB4688  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/9-20from Ch. 46, par. 9-20
10 ILCS 5/9-21from Ch. 46, par. 9-21

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that each complaint about specified violations of the Act shall be accompanied by a $50 filing fee. Provides that if the filing fee is not tendered at the time the complainant presents the complaint, the complaint shall not be accepted. Provides that if the complaint is received between 31 and 15 days before an election about which the complaint is filed, then the State Board of Elections shall, at a minimum, hold the closed preliminary hearing and make the determination of whether the complaint was filed upon justifiable grounds, prior to the election. Provides that the complaint must be personally served on the respondent by the complainant and proof of service must be included with the complaint filed with the Board. Provides that complaints involving any conduct that relates to an upcoming election shall not be accepted 14 or fewer business days before that election. Provides that, in other cases, the Board shall render its final judgment within 60 days of the date the complaint is filed. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/5/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2014HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/28/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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