Bill Status of HJRCA0042 97th General Assembly
Short Description: CON AMEND-LEGISLATURE TERMS
Rep. Mike Fortner
| 5/5/2012||House||Tabled Pursuant to Rule 46|
Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that, beginning in 2022, 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.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/16/2012||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Fortner|| 2/16/2012||House||Read in Full a First Time|| 2/16/2012||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 5/5/2012||House||Tabled Pursuant to Rule 46|