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Full Text of SB1666  102nd General Assembly

SB1666 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB1666

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Linda Holmes

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
55 ILCS 5/2-3003  from Ch. 34, par. 2-3003
55 ILCS 5/2-3004  from Ch. 34, par. 2-3004

    Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, in a county where the chairman of the county board or county executive is elected by the voters of the county, should there be a delay in the availability of the census data, the chairman of the county board or county executive may develop and present the decennial apportionment plan to the board within 6 months following availability of the data. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2-3003 and 2-3004 as follows:
 
6    (55 ILCS 5/2-3003)  (from Ch. 34, par. 2-3003)
7    Sec. 2-3003. Apportionment plan.
8    (1) If the county board determines that members shall be
9elected by districts, it shall develop an apportionment plan
10and specify the number of districts and the number of county
11board members to be elected from each district and whether
12voters will have cumulative voting rights in multi-member
13districts. Each such district:
14        a. Shall be substantially equal in population to each
15    other district;
16        b. Shall be comprised of contiguous territory, as
17    nearly compact as practicable; and
18        c. May divide townships or municipalities only when
19    necessary to conform to the population requirement of
20    paragraph a. of this Section.
21        d. Shall be created in such a manner so that no
22    precinct shall be divided between 2 or more districts,
23    insofar as is practicable.

 

 

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1    (2) The county board of each county having a population of
2less than 3,000,000 inhabitants may, if it should so decide,
3provide within that county for single member districts outside
4the corporate limits and multi-member districts within the
5corporate limits of any municipality with a population in
6excess of 75,000. Paragraphs a, b, c and d of subsection (1) of
7this Section shall apply to the apportionment of both single
8and multi-member districts within a county to the extent that
9compliance with paragraphs a, b, c and d still permit the
10establishment of such districts, except that the population of
11any multi-member district shall be equal to the population of
12any single member district, times the number of members found
13within that multi-member district.
14    (3) In a county where the Chairman of the County Board is
15elected by the voters of the county as provided in Section
162-3007, the Chairman of the County Board may develop and
17present to the Board by the third Wednesday in May in the year
18after a federal decennial census year an apportionment plan in
19accordance with the provisions of subsection (1) of this
20Section. Should there be a delay in the availability of the
21census data, the Chairman of County Board may develop and
22present the plan to the Board within 6 months following
23availability of the data. If the Chairman presents a plan to
24the Board by the third Wednesday in May, or within 6 months
25after the data becomes available from the federal government
26should the data be delayed, the Board shall conduct at least

 

 

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1one public hearing to receive comments and to discuss the
2apportionment plan, the hearing shall be held at least 6 days
3but not more than 21 days after the Chairman's plan was
4presented to the Board, and the public shall be given notice of
5the hearing at least 6 days in advance. If the Chairman
6presents a plan by the third Wednesday in May, the Board is
7prohibited from enacting an apportionment plan until after a
8hearing on the plan presented by the Chairman. The Chairman
9shall have access to the federal decennial census available to
10the Board.
11    (4) In a county where a County Executive is elected by the
12voters of the county as provided in Section 2-5007 of the
13Counties Code, the County Executive may develop and present to
14the Board by the third Wednesday in May in the year after a
15federal decennial census year an apportionment plan in
16accordance with the provisions of subsection (1) of this
17Section. Should there be a delay in the availability of the
18census data, the County Executive may develop and present the
19plan to the Board within 6 months following availability of
20the data. If the Executive presents a plan to the Board by the
21third Wednesday in May, or within 6 months after the data
22becomes available from the federal government should the data
23be delayed, the Board shall conduct at least one public
24hearing to receive comments and to discuss the apportionment
25plan, the hearing shall be held at least 6 days but not more
26than 21 days after the Executive's plan was presented to the

 

 

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1Board, and the public shall be given notice of the hearing at
2least 6 days in advance. If the Executive presents a plan by
3the third Wednesday in May, the Board is prohibited from
4enacting an apportionment plan until after a hearing on the
5plan presented by the Executive. The Executive shall have
6access to the federal decennial census available to the Board.
7(Source: P.A. 96-1540, eff. 3-7-11; 97-986, eff. 8-17-12.)
 
8    (55 ILCS 5/2-3004)  (from Ch. 34, par. 2-3004)
9    Sec. 2-3004. Failure to complete reapportionment. If any
10county board fails to complete the reapportionment of its
11county by July 1 in 2011 or any 10 years thereafter, or by the
12day after the county board's regularly scheduled July meeting
13in 2011 or any 10 years thereafter, or within 6 months
14following the availability of the data from the federal
15government should the data be delayed, whichever is later, the
16county clerk of that county shall convene the county
17apportionment commission. Three members of the commission
18shall constitute a quorum, but a majority of all the members
19must vote affirmatively on any determination made by the
20commission. The commission shall adopt rules for its
21procedure.
22    The commission shall develop an apportionment plan for the
23county in the manner provided by Section 2-3003, dividing the
24county into the same number of districts as determined by the
25county board. If the county board has failed to determine the

 

 

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1size of the county board to be elected, then the number of
2districts and the number of members to be elected shall be the
3largest number to which the county is entitled under Section
42-3002.
5    The commission shall submit its apportionment plan by
6October 1 in the year that it is convened, except that the
7circuit court, for good cause shown, may grant an extension of
8time, not exceeding a total of 60 days, within which such a
9plan may be submitted.
10(Source: P.A. 96-1540, eff. 3-7-11.)
 
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
12becoming law.