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 Bill Status of HJRCA0044  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  CONAMEND-REDISTRICTING

House Sponsors
Rep. James D. Brosnahan - Kevin A. McCarthy - Kevin Joyce

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dale A. Righter - Edward D. Maloney and John J. Cullerton)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die
 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 3 


Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the Senate by resolution (instead of the General Assembly by law) shall divide the Legislative Districts into 3 groups for the election of Senators. Provides that Legislative and Representative Districts shall reflect minority voting strengths and consider political boundaries (as well as be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population). Provides that, by June 30 in the year following each Federal decennial census year, the Senate and House, each by resolution adopted by three-fifths of the members elected, shall redistrict the Legislative and Representative Districts, respectively. If a resolution is not filed with the Secretary of State by June 30, provides that a Legislative District or a Representative District Redistricting Commission shall be appointed and the Commission has until July 31 to redistrict the Legislative Districts or Representative Districts, as applicable. If a Commission fails to redistrict, requires the Chief Justice and another Judge of the Supreme Court to appoint a Special Master to redistrict by September 5. Requires districts to reflect minority voting strengths. Makes other changes. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  4/10/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  4/10/2008HouseRead in Full a First Time
  4/10/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/10/2008HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 5 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Lost in State Government Administration Committee; 006-007-000
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Lost in State Government Administration Committee; 006-007-000
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Lost in State Government Administration Committee; 006-007-000
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Lost in State Government Administration Committee; 006-007-000
  4/17/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 5 Lost in State Government Administration Committee; 006-007-000
  4/17/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 009-002-002
  4/17/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2008HouseRead in Full a Second Time
  4/17/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/29/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy
  4/29/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  4/29/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/29/2008HouseRead in Full a Third Time
  4/29/2008House3/5 Vote Required
  4/29/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 098-010-001
  4/30/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/30/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  4/30/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  4/30/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/1/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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