Bill Text: IL HJRCA0012 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Executive Article of the Illinois Constitution. Eliminates the Office of the Comptroller. Transfers the duties of the Comptroller to the Treasurer. Provides that the Treasurer shall (i) maintain the State's central fiscal accounts and order payments into and out of the funds held by him or her, (ii) be responsible for the safekeeping and investment of monies and securities deposited with him or her, and for their disbursement upon his or her order, and (iii) have the duties and powers that may be prescribed by law. Provides that no Comptroller shall be elected in 2026 and thereafter. Effective otherwise upon conclusion of the term of the Comptroller elected in 2022.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-07-18 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HJRCA0012 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HJRCA0012-Introduced.html

102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0012

Introduced , by Rep. Dan Ugaste

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. V, Sec. 1
ILCON Art. V, Sec. 3
ILCON Art. V, Sec. 7
ILCON Art. V, Sec. 17 rep.
ILCON Art. V, Sec. 18

Proposes to amend the Executive Article of the Illinois Constitution. Eliminates the Office of the Comptroller. Transfers the duties of the Comptroller to the Treasurer. Provides that the Treasurer shall (i) maintain the State's central fiscal accounts and order payments into and out of the funds held by him or her, (ii) be responsible for the safekeeping and investment of monies and securities deposited with him or her, and for their disbursement upon his or her order, and (iii) have the duties and powers that may be prescribed by law. Provides that no Comptroller shall be elected in 2026 and thereafter. Effective otherwise upon conclusion of the term of the Comptroller elected in 2022.
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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 V of the
9Illinois Constitution by changing Sections 1, 3, 7, and 18 and
10by repealing Section 17 as follows:
11
ARTICLE V
12
THE EXECUTIVE
13 (ILCON Art. V, Sec. 1)
14SECTION 1. OFFICERS
15 The Executive Branch shall include a Governor, Lieutenant
16Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller
17and Treasurer elected by the electors of the State. They shall
18keep the public records and maintain a residence at the seat of
19government during their terms of office.
20(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
21 (ILCON Art. V, Sec. 3)
22SECTION 3. ELIGIBILITY

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1 To be eligible to hold the office of Governor, Lieutenant
2Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller or
3Treasurer, a person must be a United States citizen, at least
425 years old, and a resident of this State for the three years
5preceding his or her election.
6(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
7 (ILCON Art. V, Sec. 7)
8SECTION 7. VACANCIES IN OTHER ELECTIVE OFFICES
9 If the Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller
10or Treasurer fails to qualify or if the his office becomes
11vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The
12appointee shall hold office until the elected officer
13qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may
14be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the
15Governor. If the Lieutenant Governor fails to qualify or if
16the his office becomes vacant, it shall remain vacant until
17the end of the term.
18(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
19 (ILCON Art. V, Sec. 17 rep.)
20SECTION 17. COMPTROLLER - DUTIES (REPEALED)
21 The Comptroller, in accordance with law, shall maintain
22the State's central fiscal accounts, and order payments into
23and out of the funds held by the Treasurer.
24(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

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1 (ILCON Art. V, Sec. 18)
2SECTION 18. TREASURER - DUTIES
3 The Treasurer, in accordance with law, shall (i) maintain
4the State's central fiscal accounts, and order payments into
5and out of the funds held by him or her, (ii) be responsible
6for the safekeeping and investment of monies and securities
7deposited with him or her, and for their disbursement upon his
8or her order, and (iii) have the duties and powers that may be
9prescribed by law of the Comptroller.
10(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
11
SCHEDULE
12 A Comptroller shall not be elected in 2026 and thereafter.
13This Constitutional Amendment otherwise takes effect upon the
14conclusion of the term of the Comptroller elected in 2012.
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