Bill Text: IL HB0711 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Circuit Courts Act. Provides that in the year following each federal decennial census, the General Assembly shall redraw the boundaries of the subcircuits of the Circuit of Cook County to reflect the results of the census.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-06 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0711 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB0711-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB0711

Introduced , by Rep. Luis Arroyo

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
705 ILCS 35/2f from Ch. 37, par. 72.2f

Amends the Circuit Courts Act. Provides that in the year following each federal decennial census, the General Assembly shall redraw the boundaries of the subcircuits of the Circuit of Cook County to reflect the results of the census.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning courts.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Circuit Courts Act is amended by changing
5Section 2f as follows:
6 (705 ILCS 35/2f) (from Ch. 37, par. 72.2f)
7 Sec. 2f. (a) The Circuit of Cook County shall be divided
8into 15 units to be known as subcircuits. The subcircuits shall
9be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population.
10The General Assembly shall create the subcircuits by law on or
11before July 1, 1991, using population data as determined by the
121990 Federal census. In the year following each federal
13decennial census, the General Assembly shall redraw the
14boundaries of the subcircuits to reflect the results of the
15census.
16 (b) The 165 resident judges to be elected from the Circuit
17of Cook County shall be determined under paragraph (4) of
18subsection (a) of Section 2 of the Judicial Vacancies Act.
19 (c) The Supreme Court shall allot (i) the additional
20resident judgeships provided by paragraph (4) of subsection (a)
21of Section 2 of the Judicial Vacancies Act and (ii) all
22vacancies in resident judgeships existing on or occurring on or
23after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990, with

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1respect to the other resident judgeships of the Circuit of Cook
2County, for election from the various subcircuits until there
3are 11 resident judges to be elected from each of the 15
4subcircuits (for a total of 165). A resident judgeship
5authorized before the effective date of this amendatory Act of
61990 that became vacant and was filled by appointment by the
7Supreme Court before that effective date shall be filled by
8election at the general election in November of 1992 from the
9unit of the Circuit of Cook County within Chicago or the unit
10of that Circuit outside Chicago, as the case may be, in which
11the vacancy occurred.
12 (d) As soon as practicable after the subcircuits are
13created by law, the Supreme Court shall determine by lot a
14numerical order for the 15 subcircuits. That numerical order
15shall be the basis for the order in which resident judgeships
16are assigned to the subcircuits. After the first round of
17assignments, the second and all later rounds shall be based on
18the same numerical order. Once a resident judgeship is assigned
19to a subcircuit, it shall continue to be assigned to that
20subcircuit for all purposes.
21 (e) A resident judge elected from a subcircuit shall
22continue to reside in that subcircuit as long as he or she
23holds that office. A resident judge elected from a subcircuit
24after January 1, 2008, must retain residency as a registered
25voter in the subcircuit to run for retention from the circuit
26at large thereafter.

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1(Source: P.A. 95-610, eff. 9-11-07.)
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