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SC0001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
SC0001

 

Introduced 1/28/2021, by Sen. Dan McConchie

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
ILCON Art. XIV, Sec. 3

    Amends the Constitutional Revision Article of the Illinois Constitutional. Provides that amendments to the Illinois Constitution (currently, Article IV of the Constitution only) may be proposed by a petition signed by a number of electors equal in number to at least eight percent of the total votes cast for candidates for Governor in the preceding gubernatorial election. Provides that the initiative process shall not be used for the proposal, modification, or repeal of any portion of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution or to modify the initiative process for proposing amendments to the Constitution. Makes conforming changes. Effective upon being declared adopted.


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1
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 
3    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL
4ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF
5REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be
6submitted to the electors of the State for adoption or
7rejection at the general election next occurring at least 6
8months after the adoption of this resolution a proposition to
9amend Article XIV of the Illinois Constitution by changing
10Section 3 as follows:
 
11
ARTICLE XIV
12
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION

13    (ILCON Art. XIV, Sec. 3)
14SECTION 3. CITIZEN INITIATIVE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
15CONSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE FOR LEGISLATIVE ARTICLE
16    Amendments to Article IV of this Constitution may be
17proposed by a petition signed by a number of electors equal in
18number to at least eight percent of the total votes cast for
19candidates for Governor in the preceding gubernatorial
20election. The initiative process shall not be used for the
21proposal, modification, or repeal of any portion of the Bill
22of Rights of this Constitution or to modify the initiative
23process for proposing amendments to this Constitution.

 

 

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1Amendments shall be limited to structural and procedural
2subjects contained in Article IV. A petition shall contain the
3text of the proposed amendment and the date of the general
4election at which the proposed amendment is to be submitted,
5shall have been signed by the petitioning electors not more
6than twenty-four months preceding that general election and
7shall be filed with the Secretary of State at least six months
8before that general election. The procedure for determining
9the validity and sufficiency of a petition shall be provided
10by law. If the petition is valid and sufficient, the proposed
11amendment shall be submitted to the electors at that general
12election and shall become effective if approved by either
13three-fifths of those voting on the amendment or a majority of
14those voting in the election.
15(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
 
16
SCHEDULE
17    This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
18declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
19Constitutional Amendment Act.