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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by adding
5Section 3.1-10-17 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-17 new)
7    Sec. 3.1-10-17. Term limits.
8    (a) The imposition of term limits by referendum, ordinance,
9or otherwise must be prospective. Elective office held prior to
10the effective date of any term limit imposed by a municipality
11shall not prohibit a person otherwise eligible from running for
12or holding elective office in that municipality. Term limits
13imposed in a manner inconsistent with this Section are invalid.
14    (b) A home rule unit may not regulate term limits in a
15manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a
16limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of
17the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home
18rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
19    (c) This Section applies to all term limits imposed by a
20municipality by referendum, ordinance, or otherwise passed on
21or after November 8, 2016.
22    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon



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1becoming law.