Bill Status of SB0037 99th General Assembly
Short Description: FREE CAMPAIGN AIR TIME
Sen. Daniel Biss - Melinda Bush - Julie A. Morrison
| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that, in the 4 weeks before an election, any candidate for public office is entitled to 120 minutes of air time at no cost, available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., during any public, education, or government access programming aired in the jurisdiction that the candidate seeks to represent. Provides that the Illinois State Board of Elections shall adopt rules to enforce those provisions. Provides that the rules shall be made public and posted on the Illinois State Board of Elections' website. Provides that each cable operator shall publish rules of access and post them on its website Effective on January 1, 2016.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 1/15/2015||Senate||Prefiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss|| 1/15/2015||Senate||First Reading|| 1/15/2015||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 1/28/2015||Senate||Assigned to Executive|| 2/3/2015||Senate||Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush|| 2/6/2015||Senate||Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison|| 2/19/2015||Senate||To Subcommittee on Election Law|| 3/17/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss|| 3/17/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments|| 3/24/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive|| 3/26/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 To Subcommittee on Election Law|| 3/27/2015||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 24, 2015|| 4/15/2015||Senate||Reported Back To Executive; 002-001-000|| 4/24/2015||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015|| 5/15/2015||Senate||Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015|| 10/10/2015||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments|| 10/10/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments|| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|