Bill Status of SB1358 97th General Assembly
Short Description: FOREST PRESERVE DIST-ELECTIONS
Sen. Carole Pankau - Don Harmon - Pamela J. Althoff
| 1/8/2013||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that, beginning with the general election in 2012 and each succeeding general election, a forest preserve district shall be divided into 6 districts and one commissioner of the forest preserve district shall be elected from each district that is co-extensive with a county with a population of more than 800,000 but less than 3,000,000 (now, commissioners of the forest preserve district are elected from the same districts as members of the county board). Provides that by July 1, 2011 and each 10 years thereafter, the board of commissioners of a forest preserve district shall develop an apportionment plan for the district. Sets forth the requirements for the apportionment plan. Provides that, if any forest preserve district fails to complete the reapportionment of its district by July 1 in 2011 or any 10 years thereafter, the county clerk of that county shall convene the county apportionment commission to develop the apportionment plan. Sets forth the requirements for filing an apportionment plan. Provides that, if no apportionment plan is filed, then the commissioners of the forest preserve district shall be elected at large in the district. Effective immediately.