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 Bill Status of SJRCA0049  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  CON AMEND-LEGISLATURE TERMS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Johnson - Ron Sandack

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 5 


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.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2012SenateFiled with Secretary
  2/9/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ron Sandack
  2/22/2012SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/24/2012SenateTo Executive Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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