Bill Text: IL SJRCA0002 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides for a referendum to reject any Public Act by a petition signed by a number of electors. Provides signature and content requirements for the petition. Provides requirements for the validity and sufficiency of petitions. Provides that if a petition is valid and sufficient, the proposed referendum shall be submitted to the electors at the general election specified in the petition. Provides that if the voters in a specified election reject a Public Act, it shall cease to be in effect on the date specified in the referendum. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 17-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-10 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran [SJRCA0002 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-SJRCA0002-Introduced.html


102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
SC0002

Introduced 1/28/2021, by Sen. Dan McConchie

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 16 new

Amends the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitutional. Provides for a referendum to reject any Public Act by a petition signed by a number of electors. Provides signature and content requirements for the petition. Provides requirements for the validity and sufficiency of petitions. Provides that if a petition is valid and sufficient, the proposed referendum shall be submitted to the electors at the general election specified in the petition. Provides that if the voters in a specified election reject a Public Act, it shall cease to be in effect on the date specified in the referendum. Effective upon being declared adopted.
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1
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
3 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
4ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF
5REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be
6submitted to the electors of the State for adoption or
7rejection at the general election next occurring at least 6
8months after the adoption of this resolution a proposition to
9amend Article IV of the Illinois Constitution by adding
10Section 16 as follows:
11
ARTICLE IV
12
THE LEGISLATURE
13 (ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 16 new)
14SECTION 16. INITIATIVE TO HOLD A REFERENDUM ON LEGISLATION
15 (a) A referendum to reject any Public Act, excepting
16appropriation measures, passed by the General Assembly and
17enacted into law may be proposed by a petition signed by a
18number of electors equal in number to at least 5% of the total
19votes cast for Governor in the preceding gubernatorial
20election. The petition shall be signed by the petitioning
21electors and filed with the State Board of Elections not more
22than 90 days after the enactment of the Public Act. A petition
23shall contain the Public Act number, the date of the general

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1election at which the proposed amendment is to be submitted,
2and the date, if the Public Act is rejected, that it will cease
3to be in effect.
4 (b) The procedure for determining the validity and
5sufficiency of a petition shall be provided by law. If the
6petition is valid and sufficient, the proposed referendum
7shall be submitted to the electors at the general election
8specified in the petition. If the voters in the specified
9election reject the Public Act, it shall cease to be in effect
10on the date specified in the referendum.
11
SCHEDULE
12 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
13declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
14Constitutional Amendment Act.
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