101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the No Representation Without Population Act. Provides that
the Department of Corrections shall collect and maintain an electronic
record of the legal residence, outside of any correctional facility, and
other demographic data for each person entering its custody after January
1, 2019. Provides for the minimum records that the Department shall
maintain. Requires the Department to provide certain information to the
Secretary of State after the decennial census. Requires the Secretary of
State to request similar information from agencies that operate federal
incarceration facilities. Requires the Secretary of State to prepare
redistricting data to reflect the incarcerated persons at their residential
address, rather than the address of the facility in which the person is
incarcerated. Provides that for persons for whom a legal residence is
unknown or not in the State, and for all persons reported in the census as
residing in a federal correctional facility for whom a report was not
provided, the Secretary of State to allocate the person to a State unit not
tied to a specific determined geographic location, as other residents with
unknown addresses are allocated. Requires the data collected to only be
used as a basis for determining Legislative and Representative Districts.
Prohibits the use of the data for the distribution of State or federal aid.
Contains severability provisions. 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
Representation Without Population Act.
As used in this Act, "Department"
means the Department of Corrections.
The Department shall
collect and maintain an electronic record of the legal
residence, outside of any correctional facility, and other
demographic data for each person entering its custody after
January 1, 2019. At a minimum, this record shall contain the
person's last known complete street address prior to
incarceration, the person's race, whether the person is of
Hispanic or Latino origin, and whether the person is 18 years
of age or older. To the degree possible, the Department shall
also allow the legal residence to be updated as appropriate.
Reports to the Secretary of State.
(a) In each year where the federal decennial census is
taken but in which the United States Bureau of the Census
allocates incarcerated persons as residents of correctional