Bill Status of SJRCA0008 100th General Assembly
Short Description: LEGISLATURE-VACANCY
Sen. Thomas Cullerton
Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that if there is a vacancy in a Representative office (currently, only Senatorial office) with twelve months or more (currently, more than twenty-eight months) remaining in the term, the appointed Representative shall serve until the next primary or general election, whichever is sooner, at which time a Representative shall be elected to serve for the remainder of the term. Provides that the General Assembly shall provide by law a uniform special election process which shall promote voter participation and provide for the most cost effective special election to fill the vacancies. Provides that if the vacancy occurs in a Representative office or Senatorial office with less than twelve months remaining in the term, the appointment shall be for the remainder of the term. Effective upon being declared adopted.