Bill Text: IL HJRCA0003 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that a person who is a member of the General Assembly may not, during his or her term of office, hold any other elected public office. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2017-01-17 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler [HJRCA0003 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HJRCA0003-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0003

Introduced , by Rep. Scott Drury

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2

Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that a person who is a member of the General Assembly may not, during his or her term of office, hold any other elected public office. Effective upon being declared adopted.
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1
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
3 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE
5CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the
6electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the general
7election next occurring at least 6 months after the adoption of
8this resolution a proposition to amend Article IV of the
9Illinois Constitution by changing Section 2 as follows:
10
ARTICLE IV
11
THE LEGISLATURE
12 (ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2)
13SECTION 2. LEGISLATIVE COMPOSITION
14 (a) One Senator shall be elected from each Legislative
15District. Immediately following each decennial redistricting,
16the General Assembly by law shall divide the Legislative
17Districts as equally as possible into three groups. Senators
18from one group shall be elected for terms of four years, four
19years and two years; Senators from the second group, for terms
20of four years, two years and four years; and Senators from the
21third group, for terms of two years, four years and four years.
22The Legislative Districts in each group shall be distributed
23substantially equally over the State.

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1 (b) Each Legislative District shall be divided into two
2Representative Districts. In 1982 and every two years
3thereafter one Representative shall be elected from each
4Representative District for a term of two years.
5 (c) To be eligible to serve as a member of the General
6Assembly, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 21
7years old, and for the two years preceding his election or
8appointment a resident of the district which he is to
9represent. In the general election following a redistricting, a
10candidate for the General Assembly may be elected from any
11district which contains a part of the district in which he
12resided at the time of the redistricting and reelected if a
13resident of the new district he represents for 18 months prior
14to reelection.
15 (d) Within thirty days after a vacancy occurs, it shall be
16filled by appointment as provided by law. If the vacancy is in
17a Senatorial office with more than twenty-eight months
18remaining in the term, the appointed Senator shall serve until
19the next general election, at which time a Senator shall be
20elected to serve for the remainder of the term. If the vacancy
21is in a Representative office or in any other Senatorial
22office, the appointment shall be for the remainder of the term.
23An appointee to fill a vacancy shall be a member of the same
24political party as the person he succeeds.
25 (e) No member of the General Assembly shall, during his or
26her term of office, hold any other elected public office. No

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1member of the General Assembly shall receive compensation as a
2public officer or employee from any other governmental entity
3for time during which he is in attendance as a member of the
4General Assembly.
5 No member of the General Assembly during the term for which
6he was elected or appointed shall be appointed to a public
7office which shall have been created or the compensation for
8which shall have been increased by the General Assembly during
9that term.
10(Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 4,
111980.)
12
SCHEDULE
13 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
14declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
15Constitutional Amendment Act.
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