Illinois Amends Campaign Finance Law to Address Independent Expenditures by "Super PACs"
6 August 2012
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Recently approved amendments to Illinois’s campaign finance law are intended to address independent campaign expenditures by so-called “Super PACs.” These Super PACs must register with the Illinois State Board of Elections whenever they make expenditures in an aggregate amount exceeding $3,000 in any 12-month period in support or opposition of a candidate for state or local office or a public referendum. The amendments make several other changes to the campaign finance laws, and provide a number of potentially significant enforcement mechanisms.