State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) has filed legislation in the Illinois House that targets a fundraising loophole for those seeking state office. House Bill 363 would prohibit anyone seeking election to a state office or any political organization acting on their behalf from holding a fundraiser in Sangamon County on any day the General Assembly is in session.
“Today’s fast paced political climate has caused what seems like an unending election season,” added Butler, “something the Legislature attempted to address when the current law was enacted as part of ethics reforms. This was a step in the right direction, but obviously it did not follow through on the true spirit of the law: to not fundraise in Sangamon County on days the legislature is in session. Through House Bill 363 we are closing this loophole.”
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