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Full Text of SB2123  103rd General Assembly


Rep. Katie Stuart

Filed: 5/25/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2123, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of House Amendment No.
44, as follows:
5on page 139, lines 2 and 3, by replacing "Section 24-2 as
6follows" with "Sections 24-2, 34-4.1, and 34-21.10 as
7follows"; and
8on page 142, immediately below line 21, by inserting the
10    "(105 ILCS 5/34-4.1)
11    Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
12requirements of the general election law, the form of
13petitions under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be
14substantially as follows:



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2    To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
4    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
5residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
6resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
7the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
8(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
10    Name: .................. Address: ...................
11    In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
12for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial
13or initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly
14known, or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
15candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
16name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
17Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
18last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's
19name on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as
20(list all prior names during the 3-year period) until name
21changed on (list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the
22petition must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit
23stating the candidate's previous names during the period
24specified in clause (i) and the date or dates each of those
25names was changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be
26grounds for denying certification of the candidate's name for



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1the ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name
2changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's
3or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
4dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
5marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation,
6such as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
7Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
8implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
9or similar information may be used in connection with the
10candidate's surname.
11    All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
12education shall be filed with the board of election
13commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal
14office of the school district is located within the time
15provided for by the general election law, except that
16petitions for the nomination of members of the board of
17education for the 2024 general primary election shall be
18prepared and certified on the same schedule as the petition
19schedule for the candidates for the General Assembly. The
20board of election commissioners shall receive and file only
21those petitions that include a statement of candidacy, the
22required number of voter signatures, the notarized signature
23of the petition circulator, and a receipt from the county
24clerk showing that the candidate has filed a statement of
25economic interest on or before the last day to file as required
26by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election



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1commissioners may have petition forms available for issuance
2to potential candidates and may give notice of the petition
3filing period by publication in a newspaper of general
4circulation within the school district not less than 10 days
5prior to the first day of filing. The board of election
6commissioners shall make certification to the proper election
7authorities in accordance with the general election law.
8    The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
9which the principal office of the school district is located
10shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
11is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
12the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
13law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
14State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
15requirements of the general election law. The board of
16election commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the
17last day for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the
18petitioner in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
19    A candidate for membership on the board of education who
20has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
21vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
22his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
23the vacant term by written declaration.
24    Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
25named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
26receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has



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1filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
2Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
3filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
4or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
5the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
6election law.
7(Source: P.A. 102-177, eff. 6-1-22; 102-691, eff. 12-17-21.)
8    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.10)
9    Sec. 34-21.10. Creation of electoral districts;
10reapportionment of districts.
11    (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
12subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3, the City of Chicago shall be
13subdivided into 10 electoral districts for the 2024 elections
14and into 20 electoral districts for the 2026 elections after
15the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General
16Assembly by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago
17Board of Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on
18or before April 1, 2024 July 1, 2023. Each district must be
19compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population and
20consistent with the Illinois Voting Rights Act.
21    (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
22General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to
23reflect the results of the decennial census consistent with
24the requirements in subsection (a). The reapportionment plan
25shall be completed and formally approved by the General



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1Assembly not less than 90 days before the last date
2established by law for the filing of nominating petitions for
3the second school board election after the decennial census
4year. If by reapportionment a board member no longer resides
5within the electoral district from which the member was
6elected, the member shall continue to serve in office until
7the expiration of the member's regular term. All new members
8shall be elected from the electoral districts as
10(Source: P.A. 102-177, eff. 6-1-22; 102-691, eff. 12-17-21.)".