Comments: IL SB1424 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the Small Donor Democracy Matching System for Fair Elections Act. Amends the Election Code. Creates a small donor campaign contribution matching system for candidates for the offices of Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Senator, and State Representative. Creates the Small Donor Democracy Matching Fund as a special Fund in the State Treasury. Sets forth requirements for accessing the small donor matching system. Sets forth provisions for the funding of the matching contributions. Imposes limits on the access to matching funds. Allows the General Assembly to increase various amounts, subject to public referendum. Provides for penalties for violations of the provisions. Sets forth disclosure requirements. Creates the Campaign Finance Board within the State Board of Elections to implement the campaign matching system. Amends the State Finance Act to make a conforming change. Includes severability provisions. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [SB1424 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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