Bill Status of SJRCA0049 97th General Assembly
Short Description: CON AMEND-LEGISLATURE TERMS
Sen. Thomas Johnson - Ron Sandack
| 1/8/2013||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that, beginning in 2022, in each ten-year period, Senators shall be divided into two groups. Provides that Senators in the first group shall first be elected for terms of 6 years and then for terms of 4 years. Provides that Senators in the other group shall first be elected for terms of 4 years and then for terms of 6 years. Provides that, beginning in 2022, Representatives shall first be elected for terms of 4 years, then for terms of 2 years, and then for terms of 4 years. Provides that the General Assembly shall be a continuous body for a period beginning and ending at noon on the second Wednesday of January of consecutive odd-numbered years. Specifies that Representatives elected in 2012 shall serve two-year terms and that Representatives elected in 2014 and 2018 shall serve four-year terms. Specifies that Senators elected in 2014 shall serve two-year terms and that Senators elected in 2016 shall serve six-year terms. Effective upon being declared adopted. Applies to the election of General Assembly members in 2014 and thereafter; does not affect the terms of members elected before 2014.