Bill Status of HB0495 99th General Assembly
Short Description: ELEC-TIME OF SCH BD ELEC
Rep. Ron Sandack
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that the offices of elected members of school boards, school trustees, directors of boards of school directors, trustees of county boards of school trustees, members of boards of school inspectors, and members of school boards in school districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code shall be filled or shall be on the ballot at the general election in the appropriate even-numbered years (rather than at the consolidated election in the appropriate odd-numbered years). Provides that, for elections on and after June 1, 2015, a member of a Board of School Directors, a member of an elected Board of Education, a member of a Board of School Inspectors, a trustee of a Regional Board of School Trustees, or a trustee of schools, as the case may be, shall be elected at the general election that immediately precedes the expiration of the term of any incumbent member, to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends before the following general election. Provides that the term of an incumbent of any of those offices serving on the effective date of the amendatory Act is extended to the first Monday in the first month following the next general election after the date that his or her term would have expired had this amendatory Act not been enacted, and the term of the successor in office shall commence on that first Monday. Makes other changes. Amends the School Code to make changes conforming to the changes to the time of election of members of school boards made by the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.