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 Bill Status of HB1393  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  VOTING RIGHTS-REDISTRICTING

House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Fortner - Sidney H. Mathias

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Voting Rights Act of 2011. Provides that Legislative Districts and Representative Districts shall be drawn to create majority-minority districts, crossover districts, coalition districts, or influence districts. Defines "majority-minority district", "crossover district", "coalition district", and "influence district". Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed, applied, or implemented in a way that imposes any requirement or obligation that conflicts with the United States Constitution, any federal law regarding redistricting Legislative Districts or Representative Districts, or the Illinois Constitution. Provides that, if there is a violation of the Act, the redistricting plan shall be redrawn to the least extent necessary to remedy the violation. Creates the Redistricting Transparency and Public Participation Act. In the year following each federal decennial census year, provides for the Senate and House of Representatives to each establish a committee, or to establish a joint committee, to consider proposals to redistrict the Legislative Districts or Representative Districts, as applicable. Provides for notices and hearings. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
09600SB3976enr, Sec. 5-5
09600SB3976enr, Sec. 10-5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. If and only if Senate Bill 3976 of the 96th General Assembly becomes law, amends the Illinois Voting Rights Act of 2011 and the Redistricting Transparency and Public Participation Act to conform with the introduced bill. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  2/14/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/22/2011HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/9/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2011HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 004-005-000
  3/9/2011HouseRemains in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/15/2011HouseMotion Filed to Discharge Committee Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/27/2012HouseRule 19(b) / Motion Referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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