IL SB0982 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Introduced on February 7 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-05 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Election Code. Provides that no candidate for President or Vice-President of the United States shall appear on the official ballot for the general election if that candidate has not released his or her tax returns at least 5 days prior to the date set for certification of the ballot for the general election. Defines "released his or her tax returns" to mean that the tax returns filed with the federal Internal Revenue Service for the 5 most recent years in which tax returns have been filed by the candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States have been filed with the Secretary of State. Requires the Secretary of State to post the tax returns on the Secretary of State's website and to certify that the tax returns have been filed to the State Board of Elections. Allows the Secretary of State to adopt rules to implement the provisions.

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2017-04-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
2017-04-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
2017-04-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2017-04-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
2017-04-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
2017-04-04SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
2017-03-31SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
2017-03-30SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 4, 2017
2017-03-30SenateSecond Reading
2017-03-30SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2017-03-28SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
2017-03-16SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
2017-03-16SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Omar Aquino
2017-03-16SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2017
2017-03-16SenateDo Pass Executive; 009-004-000
2017-03-15SenateReported Back To Executive; 002-001-000
2017-03-08SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
2017-03-07SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
2017-03-03SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
2017-03-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2017-03-02SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
2017-03-01SenateTo Subcommittee on Election Law
2017-02-22SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
2017-02-15SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2017-02-15SenateAssigned to Executive
2017-02-14SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Omar Aquino
2017-02-14SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2017-02-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
2017-02-10SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
2017-02-09SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2017-02-09SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
2017-02-07SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-02-07SenateFirst Reading
2017-02-07SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss

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