100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the imposition of
term limits by referendum, ordinance, or otherwise must be prospective.
Provides that elective office held prior to the effective date of any term
limit imposed by a municipality shall not prohibit a person otherwise
eligible from running for or holding elective office in that municipality.
Provides that term limits imposed in a manner inconsistent with the
applicable provisions are invalid. Provides that these provisions apply to
all term limits imposed by a municipality by referendum, ordinance, or
otherwise passed on or after November 8, 2016. Limits home rule powers.
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A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
Section 3.1-10-17 as follows:
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-17 new)
(a) The imposition of term limits by referendum, ordinance,
or otherwise must be prospective. Elective office held prior to
the effective date of any term limit imposed by a municipality
shall not prohibit a person otherwise eligible from running for
or holding elective office in that municipality. Term limits
imposed in a manner inconsistent with this Section are invalid.
(b) A home rule unit may not regulate term limits in a
manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a
limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of
the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home
rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(c) This Section applies to all term limits imposed by a
municipality by referendum, ordinance, or otherwise passed on
or after November 8, 2016.
This Act takes effect upon