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 Bill Status of HB6559  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. David McSweeney

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 20/2from Ch. 1, par. 103
10 ILCS 5/12A-55

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act. Provides that when the Secretary of State first publishes a proposed constitutional amendment in a newspaper or newspapers, he or she shall also cause the existing form of the constitutional provision proposed to be amended, the proposed amendment, the explanation of the amendment, the arguments for and against the amendment, and the form in which the amendment will appear on the separate ballot, to be published on a publicly accessible Internet website controlled by the Office of the Secretary of State. Provides that the newspaper or newspapers containing the published amendment shall also provide a link to the amendment information published on the Secretary's Internet website. Removes language requiring the Secretary to issue a pamphlet concerning a proposed constitutional amendment. Amends the Election Code to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  4/19/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David McSweeney
  4/19/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/19/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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