Bill Text: IL HB4075 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act. Provides that the board of commissioners of the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago shall: on or before July 1, 2021, divide the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago into 9 commissioner districts and apportion the commissioner districts to reflect the results of the most recent federal decennial census; and thereafter, in the year following each federal decennial census, reapportion the commissioner districts to reflect the results of the most recent census. Provides that the commissioner districts shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population to each other district. Provides that one commissioner shall be elected from each commissioner district for a term of 6 years and that the commissioner shall be a resident of the commissioner district from which he or she was elected. Provides that if the corporate limits of the District expands between apportionments, the board of commissioners shall determine which commissioner district or districts the expanded territory will join until the next apportionment. Provides that the terms of all commissioners serving at the time of the 2022 general election shall continue until the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the month following the 2022 general election or until the 9 new commissioners are elected and qualified, whichever is later. Makes conforming changes.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-06 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB4075 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB4075-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB4075

Introduced , by Rep. Luis Arroyo

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
70 ILCS 2605/3 from Ch. 42, par. 322
70 ILCS 2605/3.3 new

Amends the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act. Provides that the board of commissioners of the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago shall: on or before July 1, 2021, divide the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago into 9 commissioner districts and apportion the commissioner districts to reflect the results of the most recent federal decennial census; and thereafter, in the year following each federal decennial census, reapportion the commissioner districts to reflect the results of the most recent census. Provides that the commissioner districts shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population to each other district. Provides that one commissioner shall be elected from each commissioner district for a term of 6 years and that the commissioner shall be a resident of the commissioner district from which he or she was elected. Provides that if the corporate limits of the District expands between apportionments, the board of commissioners shall determine which commissioner district or districts the expanded territory will join until the next apportionment. Provides that the terms of all commissioners serving at the time of the 2022 general election shall continue until the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the month following the 2022 general election or until the 9 new commissioners are elected and qualified, whichever is later. Makes conforming changes.
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A BILL FOR

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1 AN ACT concerning local government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act
5is amended by changing Section 3 and by adding Section 3.3 as
6follows:
7 (70 ILCS 2605/3) (from Ch. 42, par. 322)
8 Sec. 3. The corporate authority of the Sanitary District of
9Chicago shall consist of nine trustees. Such trustees shall be
10elected for staggered terms at the election provided by the
11general election law. Except as provided by Section 3.3, three
12Three trustees shall be elected at each such election to
13succeed the 3 trustees whose terms expire in such year.
14 Such trustees shall take office on the first Tuesday after
15the first Monday in the month following the month of their
16election and shall hold their offices for six years and until
17their successors shall be elected and qualified. Except for
18elections of the commissioners of the Metropolitan Water
19Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on and after the 2022
20general election, in In all elections for trustees each elector
21may vote for as many candidates as there are trustees to be
22elected, but no elector may give to such candidates more than
23one vote, it being the intent and purpose of this Act to

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1prohibit cumulative voting in the selection of members of the
2board of the sanitary district.
3 The election of trustees shall be in accordance with the
4provisions of the general election law.
5 By reason of the importance and character of the services
6performed by the sanitary district, there is a great need and
7it is in the public interest that such services be performed in
8as near a non-partisan character as possible.
9 When a vacancy exists in the office of trustees of any
10sanitary district organized under the provisions hereof, the
11vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor until
12the next regular election at which trustees of the Sanitary
13District of Chicago are elected, and thereafter until a
14successor shall be elected and qualified.
15 Such sanitary district shall from the time of the first
16election held by it under this Act be construed in all courts
17to be a body corporate and politic, and by the name and style
18of the sanitary district of...., and by such name and style may
19sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, acquire and
20hold real estate and personal property necessary for corporate
21purposes, and adopt a common seal and alter the same at
22pleasure.
23 The board of trustees shall have the power to change the
24name of the Sanitary District of Chicago by ordinance and
25public notice without impairing the legal status of acts
26theretofore performed by said district. Thereafter any and all

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1references to the Sanitary District of Chicago in this Act or
2otherwise shall mean and include the name under which such
3sanitary district is then operating. No rights, duties or
4privilege of such a sanitary district, or those of any person,
5existing before the change of name shall be affected by a
6change, in the name of a sanitary district. All proceedings
7pending in any court in favor of or against such sanitary
8district may continue to final consummation under the name in
9which they were commenced.
10(Source: P.A. 83-345.)
11 (70 ILCS 2605/3.3 new)
12 Sec. 3.3. Apportionment required; election.
13 (a) The board of commissioners of the Water Reclamation
14District of Greater Chicago shall: on or before July 1, 2021,
15divide the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago into 9
16commissioner districts and apportion the commissioner
17districts to reflect the results of the most recent federal
18decennial census; and thereafter, in the year following each
19decennial census, reapportion the commissioner districts to
20reflect the results of the most recent census. Each
21commissioner district shall be compact, contiguous, and
22substantially equal in population to each other district. The
23division of the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
24into commissioner districts must be completed and formally
25approved by a majority of the members of the board of

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1commissioners. At the same meeting of the board of
2commissioners held on or before July 1, 2021, the board shall,
3publicly by lot, divide the commissioner districts into 3
4groups. In the 2022 general election, the commissioners from
5the first group shall be elected for a term of 2 years, the
6commissioners from the second group shall be elected for a term
7of 4 years, and the commissioners from the third group shall be
8elected for a term of 6 years. Thereafter, all the terms shall
9be 6 years and elected pursuant to Section 3 of this Act. One
10commissioner shall be elected from each commissioner district
11and the commissioner shall be a resident of the commissioner
12district from which he or she is elected.
13 (b) If the corporate limits of the District expand between
14apportionments, the board of commissioners shall determine
15which commissioner district or districts the expanded
16territory will join until the next apportionment.
17 (c) The terms of all commissioners serving at the time of
18the 2022 general election shall continue until the first
19Tuesday after the first Monday in the month following the 2022
20general election or until the 9 new commissioners are elected
21and qualified under subsection (a), whichever is later.
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