100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Allen Skillicorn
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Term Limit Referendum Act. Requires the State Board of
Elections to cause a statewide advisory public question to be submitted to
the voters at the 2018 general election asking whether there should be term
limits for State Senators and State Representatives, and whether executive
officials should serve no more than 2 consecutive terms of office. Provides
that if the provision of the Act conflicts with any other law, the Act
controls. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2019. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning elections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Limit Referendum Act.
The State Board of Elections shall
cause a statewide advisory public question to be submitted to
the voters at the general election to be held on November 6,
2018. The question shall appear in the following form:
"If the following amendment adding the underlined language
to the Illinois Constitution were proposed at the next
election, should the amendment be passed?
By adding Section 2.5 to Article IV as follows:
SECTION 2.5. TERM LIMITS
A person may not hold the office of State Senator or
State Representative or a combination of those offices for
more than 20 years; provided that service before the second
Wednesday in January of 2021 shall not be considered in the
calculation of a person's service.
And by amending Section 2 of Article V of the Illinois