Comments: IL HJRCA0030 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly

Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution to provide that (i) the proclamation of results of each election of members of the General Assembly must take place as soon as practical after the general election, but in no case later than seven days prior to the date the General Assembly first convenes, (ii) the General Assembly shall convene each year on the second Wednesday of December, and (iii) the General Assembly may not be in session in any general election year from the date of the general election until the second Wednesday of December, except upon a joint proclamation stating the purpose of the session. Proposes to amend the Executive Article of the Illinois Constitution to provide that (i) the proclamation of results of each election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor must take place as soon as practical after the general election, but in no case later than seven days prior to the date the General Assembly first convenes in accordance with specified provisions and (ii) the Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Wednesday of December. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 47-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2017-01-03 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HJRCA0030 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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