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 Bill Status of SJRCA0008  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  LEGISLATURE-VACANCY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Cullerton

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/1/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments
 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2 


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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017SenateFiled with Secretary
  2/8/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/1/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments

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