Public Act 098-0594
Public Act 0594 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 098-0594|
|SB1689 Enrolled||LRB098 08930 HLH 39062 b|
AN ACT concerning elections.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Election Code is amended by adding Section
7-67 as follows:
(10 ILCS 5/7-67 new)
Nominations; regional superintendents of
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
this Section shall apply only to the making of nominations for
established party candidates for regional superintendent of
schools in the 2014 general primary election.
(b) A candidate's petition for nomination must contain at
least 200 signatures or the number of signatures equal to 0.5%
of the primary electors of his or her party in the territory
comprising the county or counties, whichever is less. For
purposes of this subsection, the number of primary electors
shall be determined by taking the total votes cast in the
applicable district for the candidate for that political party
who received the highest number of votes, statewide, at the
last general election in the State at which electors for
President of the United States were elected.
(c) Petitions for nomination for regional superintendent
of schools shall be filed no earlier than December 16, 2013,
and no later than December 23, 2013.
(d) Petitions for single-county districts shall be filed
with the county election authority. Petitions for multi-county
districts shall be filed with the State Board of Elections.
Signatures and circulator statements on petitions for
nomination filed with the State Board of Elections or county
election authority during the filing period for nominations
shall not be deemed invalid for the sole reason that the
petitions were circulated between 90 and 111 days before the
last day for filing petitions.
(e) In the case of a conflict between the provisions of
this Section and any other provision of this Code, the
provisions of this Section shall control.
The School Code is amended by changing Section
3A-4 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/3A-4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 3A-4)
Mandatory consolidation of educational service
(a) After July 1, 2015,
region must contain at least
61,000 inhabitants. Before June 30, 2013, regions may be
voluntarily under Section 3A-3 or by joint
resolution of the county boards of
regions seeking to join a
voluntary consolidation, effective July 1, 2015, to meet these
requirements. The boundaries of regions already
meeting these population
requirements on the effective date of
Public Act 97-703
this amendatory Act of the 97th General
may not be
changed except to consolidate with another
region or a whole county portion of
another region which does
not meet these population requirements.
January 1, 2014
, locally determined consolidation
decisions result in more than 35 regions of
than 61,000 each, the State Board of Education shall, before
November 23, 2013
June 1, 2014
beginning with the region of lowest population, until
number of 35 regions is achieved.
(c) If, within 90 days after the most recent certified
federal census, a region does not meet the population
requirements of this Section, then regions may be consolidated
voluntarily under Section 3A-3 of this Code or by joint
resolution of the county boards of regions seeking to join a
voluntary consolidation to meet these population requirements.
If locally determined consolidation decisions result in a
region not meeting the population requirements of this Section
or result in more than 35 regions, then the State Board of
Education shall have the authority to impose further
consolidation by order of the State Superintendent of
Education. Such an order shall be a final order and is subject
to the Administrative Review Law.
(d) All population determinations shall be based on the
(Source: P.A. 97-703, eff. 6-25-12.)
This Act takes effect upon
Effective Date: 11/15/2013