Bill Text: IL HJRCA0028 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that every United States citizen who has attained the age of 17 (rather than the age of 18 or any other voting age required by the United States for voting in State elections) and who has been a permanent resident of this State for at least 30 days next preceding any election shall have the right to vote at such election. Effective upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-15 - Referred to Rules Committee [HJRCA0028 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HJRCA0028-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0028

Introduced , by Rep. Daniel Didech

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. III, Sec. 1

Proposes to amend the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that every United States citizen who has attained the age of 17 (rather than the age of 18 or any other voting age required by the United States for voting in State elections) and who has been a permanent resident of this State for at least 30 days next preceding any election shall have the right to vote at such election. Effective upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.
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1
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
3 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED FIRST 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 of
8this resolution a proposition to amend Section 1 of Article III
9of the Illinois Constitution as follows:
10
ARTICLE III
11
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
12 (ILCON Art. III, Sec. 1)
13SECTION 1. VOTING QUALIFICATIONS
14 Every United States citizen who has attained the age of 17
1518 or any other voting age required by the United States for
16voting in State elections and who has been a permanent resident
17of this State for at least 30 days next preceding any election
18shall have the right to vote at such election. The General
19Assembly by law may establish registration requirements and
20require permanent residence in an election district not to
21exceed thirty days prior to an election. The General Assembly
22by law may establish shorter residence requirements for voting
23for President and Vice-President of the United States.

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1(Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 8,
21988.)
3
SCHEDULE
4 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
5declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
6Constitutional Amendment Act.
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