Bill Text: IL HJRCA0011 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Limits a person's total service in the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or Minority Leader of the Senate to a total of 10 years. Effective upon being declared adopted and applies to service on or after the second Wednesday in January, 2021.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-07-18 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HJRCA0011 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HJRCA0011-Introduced.html

102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0011

Introduced , by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 6

Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Limits a person's total service in the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or Minority Leader of the Senate to a total of 10 years. Effective upon being declared adopted and applies to service on or after the second Wednesday in January, 2021.
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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 Article IV of the
9Illinois Constitution by changing Section 6 as follows:
10
ARTICLE IV
11
THE LEGISLATURE
12 (ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 6)
13SECTION 6. ORGANIZATION
14 (a) A majority of the members elected to each house
15constitutes a quorum.
16 (b) On the first day of the January session of the General
17Assembly in odd-numbered years, the Secretary of State shall
18convene the House of Representatives to elect from its
19membership a Speaker of the House of Representatives as
20presiding officer, and the Governor shall convene the Senate
21to elect from its membership a President of the Senate as
22presiding officer. A person may not serve more than a total of
2310 years in the office of Speaker of the House of

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1Representatives, President of the Senate, Minority Leader of
2the House of Representatives, or Minority Leader of the
3Senate; provided that service before the second Wednesday in
4January of 2021 shall not be considered in the calculation of a
5person's service.
6 (c) For purposes of powers of appointment conferred by
7this Constitution, the Minority Leader of either house is a
8member of the numerically strongest political party other than
9the party to which the Speaker or the President belongs, as the
10case may be.
11 (d) Each house shall determine the rules of its
12proceedings, judge the elections, returns and qualifications
13of its members and choose its officers. No member shall be
14expelled by either house, except by a vote of two-thirds of the
15members elected to that house. A member may be expelled only
16once for the same offense. Each house may punish by
17imprisonment any person, not a member, guilty of disrespect to
18the house by disorderly or contemptuous behavior in its
19presence. Imprisonment shall not extend beyond twenty-four
20hours at one time unless the person persists in disorderly or
21contemptuous behavior.
22(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
23
SCHEDULE
24 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
25declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois

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1Constitutional Amendment Act.
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