HAMOS-SCHMITZ-OSTERMAN-WINTERS-BOLAND AND LANG.
CLEAN ELECTION ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Clean Election Act and amends the Illinois Income Tax
Act and the State Finance Act. Limits amounts of contributions that
may be made to candidates for the Offices of Governor and Lieutenant
Governor. Requires candidates to maintain an election fund bank
account. Provides that qualified candidates may receive matching
funds from the State. Creates the Clean Election Fund and provides
for the deposit of certain moneys into that Fund. Requires certain
reports to be filed with the State Board of Elections. Requires the
State Board of Elections to audit campaign accounts. Allows the Board
to investigate violations of the Act. Sets penalties for violations
of the Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on June 30, 2009.
Provides for a voluntary check-off system to permit taxpayers to
designate $5 of their income taxes to be used for that purpose.
Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Elections)
It is estimated that approximately $150,000 for new hirees will
be needed by the Board to implement HB 1913. Several variables
present difficulties in developing a firm assessment of costs.
Items such as the number of candidates participating, the num-
ber of complaints filed, the number of investigations conducted
and the number of audits required will affect initial and long-
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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