Bill Sponsors: IL HJRCA0043 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that provisions concerning legislative redistricting apply to Congressional Districts. Requires that districts, in addition to being compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population, must also comply with the federal Constitution and law, provide racial and ethnic minorities with equal opportunity to participate in the political process, provide racial and ethnic minorities who constitute less than a voting-age majority of a district with an opportunity to substantially influence the outcome of an election, respect geographic integrity of units of local government, respect communities sharing common social or economic interests, and not discriminate against or in favor of any political party or individual. Replaces the current method of legislative redistricting with the following: a 16-member commission, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the most senior Supreme Court Judge of a different political party in accordance with specified criteria, shall adopt and file with the Secretary of State redistricting plans for Legislative, Representative, and Congressional Districts following a series of public hearings by August 1 of the year following a federal decennial census; permits the public to submit maps during the map drawing process for consideration by the Commission; and, if a redistricting plan is not adopted by August 1 of the year following a federal decennial census, then a seventeenth member shall be appointed to the Commission and redistricting plans shall be filed by September 1. Adds provisions concerning the membership of the Commission and budgetary matters related to the Commission. Removes the requirement for each Legislative District to be divided into two Representative Districts. Effective upon being declared adopted and applicable to redistricting beginning in 2021 and to the election of General Assembly members beginning in 2022.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 33-2)

Status: (Failed) 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die [HJRCA0043 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Sponsors

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Representative Ryan Spain [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-073FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Michael Unes [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-091FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Carol Sente [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-059FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Grant Wehrli [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-041FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative David McSweeney [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-052FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Timothy Butler [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-087FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Thomas Bennett [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-106FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Chad Hays [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-104FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Jerry Long [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-076FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Norine Hammond [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-093FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Daniel Swanson [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-074FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Linda LaVia [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-083FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Margo McDermed [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-037FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Steven Andersson [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-065FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Keith Sommer [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-088FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Avery Bourne [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-095FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Christopher Davidsmeyer [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-100FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Randy Frese [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-094FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative David Reis [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-109FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative David Welter [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-075FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Sara Jimenez [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-099FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Terri Bryant [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-115FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Dave Severin [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-117FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Mark Batinick [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-097FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Nicholas Sauer [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-051FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative John Cabello [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-068FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Keith Wheeler [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-050FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Thomas Morrison [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-054FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Christine Winger [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-045FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Tony McCombie [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-071FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Brad Halbrook [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-110FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Allen Skillicorn [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-066FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative David Olsen [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-081FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
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