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  {2008}  2008
 
An Act Concerning the Citizens’ Election Program
 
{Public Act 08-2}  
 
Prescribes a grant application schedule for participating candidates in the Citizens’ Election Program beginning mid May, 2008 and ending in early October
{Public Act 08-2}  
 
 
Provides participating candidates with supplemental payments if an opponent either receives funds or makes expenditures exceeding 100%, 125%, 150% and 175% of the participant’s applicable expenditure limit
{Public Act 08-2}  
 
Upon Commission approval of a supplemental grant, participating candidates may expend the full amount of that supplemental payment regardless of the amount his opponent spends
{Public Act 08-2}  
 
 
 
Requires participating and nonparticipating candidates to file weekly or bi-weekly supplemental disclosure statements once any candidate in that race has either raised funds or made expenditures exceeding 90% of the participating candidate’s applicable expenditure limit (not applicable to initial receipt of grant)
{Public Act 08-2}  
 
Eliminates the requirement that a photograph of the candidate be included on candidate mailings (NOTE: “paid for by” and “approved by” attribution are still required)
{Public Act 08-2}  
Makes technical and conforming changes to campaign finance laws for consistency
 
Resolution Proposing An Amendment to the State Constitution to Allow Seventeen-Year-Old Persons Who Will Be Eighteen Years of Age at the Next Regular Election to Vote in Primaries Related to Such Election
 
{Public Act 08-1}  
 
Allows 17-year-old citizens who will turn 18 on or before the day of a regular election to vote in its primary
{Public Act 08-1}  
 
After application and qualification as an elector the individual may vote in the primary held to determine nominees for the regular election
 
Public Act 08-3 (June 11 Special Session) 
An Act Concerning Comprehensive Ethics Reforms
 
{Public Act 08-1}
 
Prohibits chiefs of staff to solicit contributions from subordinates for the benefit of any candidate for state, district or municipal office
{Public Act 08-1}  
 
Violators of the law are subject to criminal penalties of up to five years in prison, a $5000 fine, or both Violators are also subject to civil penalties of up to $2000 per offense
   
 
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