92nd General Assembly
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CON-AMEND-LEGISLATURE ARTICLE                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Proposes  to  amend  the  Legislature  Article  of  the  Illinois      
   Constitution.  Provides that a Representative District  (for  election      
   of  a  member  of  the  House of Representatives) need not be entirely      
   within a single Senatorial District (for election of a member  of  the      
   Senate, now referred to as a Legislative District).  Provides that (i)      
   the Senate redistricts Senatorial Districts by resolution adopted by a      
   record  vote of three-fifths of the members elected and (ii) the House      
   of Representatives redistricts Representative Districts by  resolution      
   adopted  by a record vote of three-fifths of the members elected (now,      
   redistricting is by law).  Eliminates  the  Legislative  Redistricting      
   Commission.   Provides  instead that if a Senatorial or Representative      
   redistricting plan is not adopted by June 15 of the year  following  a      
   federal decennial census year, then the State Board of Elections shall      
   produce  a  redistricting plan using a computer program.  Requires the      
   State Board of Elections to designate its computer  program  by  April      
   15.   The  computer program designated by the State Board of Elections      
   must disregard specified data and must  consider  certain  prioritized      
   factors;  the  computer program shall otherwise produce districts in a      
   random manner.  Authorizes the House and Senate to designate different      
   computer programs for their respective  chambers;  doing  so  requires      
   adoption  of a resolution by a three-fifths vote on or before June 15.      
   Removes the requirement  that  actions  concerning  redistricting  the      
   House  or  Senate  may  be  initiated  only  by  the Attorney General.      
   Increases the number of Representatives from 118 to 119.  Proposes  to      
   amend  the Constitutional Revision Article to make a change to conform      
   nomenclature.  Effective beginning  with  redistricting  in  2011  and      
   applies to members elected in 2012 and thereafter.                          
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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