102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0020

Introduced , by Rep. Adam Niemerg

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

Proposes to amend the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. Removes language that provides 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. Provides 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 is limited to persons who first became members of that pension or retirement system before January 1, 2023. Provides that a person who was not a member of a pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof before January 1, 2023 may not become a member of such pension or retirement system on or after January 1, 2023. Provides that the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof may not establish a pension or retirement system after January 1, 2023. 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
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 is limited to persons who
17first became members of that pension or retirement system
18before January 1, 2023 , shall be an enforceable contractual
19relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or
20impaired. A person who was not a member of a pension or
21retirement system of the State, any unit of local government
22or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof
23before January 1, 2023 may not become a member of such pension

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1or retirement system on or after January 1, 2023. The State,
2any unit of local government or school district, or any agency
3or instrumentality thereof may not establish a pension or
4retirement system on or after January 1, 2023.
5(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
6
SCHEDULE
7 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
8declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
9Constitutional Amendment Act.