Bill Text: IL HJRCA0009 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. In a provision that specifies that membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired, limits the benefits that are not subject to diminishment or impairment to accrued and payable benefits. Provides that nothing in the provision or in any other provision of the Illinois Constitution shall be construed to limit the power of the General Assembly to make changes to future benefit accruals or benefits not yet payable, including for existing members of any public pension or public retirement system. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-07-18 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HJRCA0009 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HJRCA0009-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0009

Introduced , by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. XIII, Sec. 5

Proposes to amend the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. In a provision that specifies that membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired, limits the benefits that are not subject to diminishment or impairment to accrued and payable benefits. Provides that nothing in the provision or in any other provision of the Illinois Constitution shall be construed to limit the power of the General Assembly to make changes to future benefit accruals or benefits not yet payable, including for existing members of any public pension or public retirement system. Effective upon being declared adopted.
LRB102 13283 RPS 18627 e

HC0009LRB102 13283 RPS 18627 e
1
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
3 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
5SENATE CONCURRING 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
8of this resolution a proposition to amend Section 5 of Article
9XIII of the Illinois Constitution as follows:
10
ARTICLE XIII
11
GENERAL PROVISIONS
12 (ILCON Art. XIII, Sec. 5)
13SECTION 5. PENSION AND RETIREMENT RIGHTS
14 Membership in any pension or retirement system of the
15State, any unit of local government or school district, or any
16agency or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable
17contractual relationship, the accrued and payable benefits of
18which shall not be diminished or impaired. Nothing in this
19Section or in any other provision of this Constitution shall
20be construed to limit the power of the General Assembly to make
21changes to future benefit accruals or benefits not yet
22payable, including for existing members of any public pension
23or public retirement system.

HC0009- 2 -LRB102 13283 RPS 18627 e
1(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
2
SCHEDULE
3 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
4declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
5Constitutional Amendment Act.
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