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 Bill Status of HB5916  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Tim Butler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/1-3from Ch. 46, par. 1-3
10 ILCS 5/1-13 new
10 ILCS 5/1A-16.5
10 ILCS 5/4-8from Ch. 46, par. 4-8
10 ILCS 5/4-20from Ch. 46, par. 4-20
10 ILCS 5/4-33
10 ILCS 5/5-7from Ch. 46, par. 5-7
10 ILCS 5/5-28from Ch. 46, par. 5-28
10 ILCS 5/5-43
10 ILCS 5/6-35from Ch. 46, par. 6-35
10 ILCS 5/6-65from Ch. 46, par. 6-65
10 ILCS 5/6-79
10 ILCS 5/20-8from Ch. 46, par. 20-8

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that the making and signing of any form may be by a signature in ink or in digitized form. Provides that all applications submitted on a website maintained by the State Board of Elections shall be deemed timely filed if they are submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on the 16th day (instead of on the final day for voter registration) prior to an election. Provides that each vote by mail voter's ballot returned to an election authority, by any means authorized by the Code, and received by that election authority may be processed by the election authority beginning on the day it is received by the election authority (instead of the 15th day before election day) in the central ballot counting location of the election authority, but the results of the processing may not be counted until the day of the election after 7:00 p.m., except as otherwise provided. Provides that voter registration master files may be kept in a computer-based file or paper format. Provides that the digital voter registration files shall be searchable and remain current with all registration activity conducted by the county clerk or election authority. Makes various changes concerning digital signatures. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tim Butler
  2/11/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/8/2016HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 22, 2016
  4/22/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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