August 25, 2015 •
Illinois Gov. Signs Bill to Shine Light on Independent Expenditures
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed Senate Bill 248, increasing the transparency of political spending. The bill requires political committees making independent expenditures of $1,000 or more file a report within five business of the expenditure.
If the expenditure is made during the 60-day period before an election, the report must be filed within two business days.
The bill, now Public Act 99-0437, goes into effect on January 1, 2016.
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