Bill Text: IL HJRCA0031 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposes to amend the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. Repeals language denying a person convicted of a felony, or otherwise under sentence in a correctional institution or jail, the right to vote until completion of his or her sentence. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-07-18 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HJRCA0031 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HJRCA0031-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0031

Introduced , by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. III, Sec. 2 rep.

Proposes to amend the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. Repeals language denying a person convicted of a felony, or otherwise under sentence in a correctional institution or jail, the right to vote until completion of his or her sentence. 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 2 of Article
9III of the Illinois Constitution as follows:
10
ARTICLE III
11
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
12 (ILCON Art. III, Sec. 2 rep.)
13SECTION 2. VOTING DISQUALIFICATIONS (REPEALED)
14 A person convicted of a felony, or otherwise under
15sentence in a correctional institution or jail, shall lose the
16right to vote, which right shall be restored not later than
17upon completion of his sentence.
18(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
19
SCHEDULE
20 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
21declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
22Constitutional Amendment Act.
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