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1 | ` ` `AN ACT concerning local government.` ```
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2 | ` ` ```
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
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3 | `represented in the General Assembly:` ```
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4 | ` ` `Section 5. ` `The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by ` | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

5 | `changing Sections 3.1-10-65, 3.1-10-75, 3.1-15-40, and ` | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

6 | `3.1-20-22 as follows:` ```
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7 | ` ` `(65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-65)` ` ` `(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-65)` ```
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8 | ` ` `Sec. 3.1-10-65. ` `Referendum to reduce terms. ` ```
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9 | ` ` `(a) ` `Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), in` ` ` `In` ` ` | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

10 | ```
any municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants, a
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11 | `proposition to reduce the terms of the elective officers of ` | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

12 | ```
the
municipality from 4 years to 2 years may be submitted,
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13 | ```
within the discretion of
the corporate authorities, to the
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14 | ```
electors of the municipality. The
proposition shall also be
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15 | ```
submitted if a petition requesting that action is
signed by
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16 | ```
electors of the municipality numbering not less than 10% of
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17 | `the total vote cast at the last election for mayor or president ` | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

18 | ```
of the
municipality and the petition is filed with the
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19 | ```
municipal clerk and
certified in accordance with the general
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20 | ```
election law. The proposition shall be
substantially in the
``` | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

21 | `following form:` ```
``` ```
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22 | ` ` ` ` `Shall the term of the elective officers of (name of ` | |||||||||||||||||||||||||

23 | ```
municipality) be
reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
``` ```
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1 | ` ` `(b) If a majority of the electors voting on the ` | ||||||

2 | ```
proposition vote
against it, the terms of the officers shall
``` | ||||||

3 | ```
remain 4 years. If, however,
a majority of those voting on the
``` | ||||||

4 | ```
proposition vote in favor of it, the
officers elected at the
``` | ||||||

5 | ```
next regular election for officers in the
municipality shall
``` | ||||||

6 | ```
hold their offices for a term of 2 years and until
their
``` | ||||||

7 | `successors are elected and have qualified, except in the case ` | ||||||

8 | ```
of
trustees and alderpersons. In the case of alderpersons and
``` | ||||||

9 | ```
trustees:
(i) at the first election of alderpersons or
``` | ||||||

10 | ```
trustees that occurs in
an odd numbered year following the
``` | ||||||

11 | ```
vote to reduce the length of terms,
successors to alderpersons
``` | ||||||

12 | ```
or trustees whose terms expire in that year shall
be elected
``` | ||||||

13 | ```
for a term of one year and until their successors are elected
``` | ||||||

14 | `and have qualified and (ii) thereafter, one-half of the ` | ||||||

15 | ```
alderpersons or
trustees shall be elected each year for terms
``` | ||||||

16 | ```
of 2 years and until their
successors are elected and have
``` | ||||||

17 | `qualified.` ```
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18 | ` ` `(c) No later than 30 days after the effective date of this ` | ||||||

19 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the corporate ` | ||||||

20 | `authorities of a municipality with a population of fewer than ` | ||||||

21 | `40,000 inhabitants in which alderpersons or trustees are ` | ||||||

22 | `elected for 2-year terms shall adopt an ordinance providing ` | ||||||

23 | `that, at the first election of alderpersons or trustees that ` | ||||||

24 | `occurs after July 1, 2022 (if the effective date of this ` | ||||||

25 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly is on or before ` | ||||||

26 | `July 1, 2022) or July 1, 2023 (if the effective date of this ` |

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1 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly is after July 1, ` | ||||||

2 | `2022), one alderperson or trustee shall be elected from each ` | ||||||

3 | `even-numbered ward for a 2-year term and one alderperson or ` | ||||||

4 | `trustee shall be elected from each odd-numbered ward for a ` | ||||||

5 | `4-year term, after which their successors shall be elected for ` | ||||||

6 | `4-year terms. If the municipality elects its alderpersons or ` | ||||||

7 | `trustees from at-large districts, then one-half of the ` | ||||||

8 | `alderpersons or trustees (plus one if there is an odd number of ` | ||||||

9 | `alderpersons or trustees) shall be elected to a 2-year term ` | ||||||

10 | `and one-half shall be elected to a 4-year term, after which ` | ||||||

11 | `their successors shall be elected to 4-year terms.` | ||||||

12 | ` ` `Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b), ` | ||||||

13 | `on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the ` | ||||||

14 | `102nd General Assembly, a municipality with a population of ` | ||||||

15 | `fewer than 40,000 may not reduce the length of terms of the ` | ||||||

16 | `alderpersons or trustees of the municipality from 4 years to 2 ` | ||||||

17 | `years by referendum or otherwise.` ` ` | ||||||

18 | `(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)` ```
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``` ```
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19 | ` ` `(65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-75)` ` ` `(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-75)` ```
``` ```
``` ```
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20 | ` ` `Sec. 3.1-10-75. ` `Referendum to lengthen terms. ` ```
``` | ||||||

21 | ` ` `(a) ` `Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), in` ` ` `In` ` ` | ||||||

22 | ```
any municipality of
less than 500,000 inhabitants
that, under
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23 | ```
Section 3.1-10-65, has voted to shorten the terms of
elective
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24 | ```
officers, a proposition to lengthen the terms of the elective
``` | ||||||

25 | `officers of the municipality from 2 years to 4 years may be ` |

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1 | ```
submitted,
within the discretion of the corporate authorities,
``` | ||||||

2 | ```
to the electors of
the municipality.
The proposition shall be
``` | ||||||

3 | ```
certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate
election
``` | ||||||

4 | `authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election ` | ||||||

5 | ```
in
accordance
with the general election law. The proposition
``` | ||||||

6 | ```
shall also be submitted at
an election if a petition
``` | ||||||

7 | ```
requesting that action
is signed by electors of the
``` | ||||||

8 | ```
municipality numbering not less than 10% of
the total vote
``` | ||||||

9 | ```
cast at the last election for mayor or president of the
``` | ||||||

10 | `municipality and the petition is filed with the municipal ` | ||||||

11 | ```
clerk.
The proposition shall be substantially in the
following
``` | ||||||

12 | `form:` ```
``` ```
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13 | ` ` ` ` ```
Shall the term of the elective
officers of (name of
``` | ||||||

14 | ```
municipality)
be lengthened from 2 years to 4 years?
``` ```
``` | ||||||

15 | ` ` `(b) If a majority of the electors voting on the ` | ||||||

16 | ```
proposition vote
against it, the terms of the officers shall
``` | ||||||

17 | ```
remain 2 years. If, however,
a majority of those voting on the
``` | ||||||

18 | ```
proposition vote in favor of it, the
officers elected at the
``` | ||||||

19 | ```
next regular election for officers in the
municipality shall
``` | ||||||

20 | ```
hold their offices for a term of 4 years and until
their
``` | ||||||

21 | `successors are elected and have qualified, except in the case ` | ||||||

22 | ```
of
trustees and alderpersons. In the case of alderpersons and
``` | ||||||

23 | ```
trustees:
(i) if the first election for alderpersons or
``` | ||||||

24 | ```
trustees, after
approval of the proposition, occurs in an even
``` | ||||||

25 | ```
numbered year, the alderpersons
or trustees elected in that
``` | ||||||

26 | ```
even numbered year shall serve for
terms of 3 years and until
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1 | ```
their successors are elected and have qualified, the
terms for
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2 | ```
successors to those elected at the first even numbered year
``` | ||||||

3 | `election shall be 4 years and until successors are elected and ` | ||||||

4 | ```
have qualified,
the alderpersons or trustees elected at the
``` | ||||||

5 | ```
first odd numbered year election
next following the first even
``` | ||||||

6 | ```
numbered year election shall serve for
terms of 4 years and
``` | ||||||

7 | ```
until successors are elected and have qualified, and
``` | ||||||

8 | `successors elected after the first odd numbered year shall ` | ||||||

9 | ```
also serve 4
year terms and until their successors are elected
``` | ||||||

10 | ```
and have qualified and (ii) if
the first election for
``` | ||||||

11 | ```
alderpersons or trustees, after approval of the
proposition,
``` | ||||||

12 | ```
occurs in an odd numbered year, the alderpersons or trustees
``` | ||||||

13 | `elected in that odd numbered year shall serve for terms of 4 ` | ||||||

14 | ```
years and
until their successors are elected and have
``` | ||||||

15 | ```
qualified, the terms for successors
to those elected at the
``` | ||||||

16 | ```
first odd numbered year election shall be for 4
years and until
``` | ||||||

17 | ```
successors are elected and have qualified, the alderpersons or
``` | ||||||

18 | `trustees elected at the first even numbered year election next ` | ||||||

19 | ```
following
the first odd numbered year election shall serve for
``` | ||||||

20 | ```
terms of one year
and until their successors are elected and
``` | ||||||

21 | ```
have qualified, and the terms for
successors to those elected
``` | ||||||

22 | ```
at the first odd numbered year election
shall be 4 years and
``` | ||||||

23 | `until their successors are elected and have qualified. ` ```
``` | ||||||

24 | ` ` `(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and ` | ||||||

25 | `(b), no later than 30 days after the effective date of this ` | ||||||

26 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the corporate ` |

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1 | `authorities of a municipality with a population of fewer than ` | ||||||

2 | `40,000 inhabitants in which alderpersons or trustees are ` | ||||||

3 | `elected for 2-year terms shall adopt an ordinance providing ` | ||||||

4 | `that, at the first election of alderpersons or trustees that ` | ||||||

5 | `occurs after July 1, 2022 (if the effective date of this ` | ||||||

6 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly is on or before ` | ||||||

7 | `July 1, 2022) or July 1, 2023 (if the effective date of this ` | ||||||

8 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly is after July 1, ` | ||||||

9 | `2022), one alderperson or trustee shall be elected from each ` | ||||||

10 | `even-numbered ward for a 2-year term and one alderperson or ` | ||||||

11 | `trustee shall be elected from each odd-numbered ward for a ` | ||||||

12 | `4-year term, after which their successors shall be elected for ` | ||||||

13 | `4-year terms. If the municipality elects its alderpersons or ` | ||||||

14 | `trustees from at-large districts, then one-half of the ` | ||||||

15 | `alderpersons or trustees (plus one if there is an odd number of ` | ||||||

16 | `alderpersons or trustees) shall be elected to a 2-year term ` | ||||||

17 | `and one-half shall be elected to a 4-year term, after which ` | ||||||

18 | `their successors shall be elected to 4-year terms.` ` ` | ||||||

19 | `(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)` ```
``` ```
``` ```
``` ```
``` | ||||||

20 | ` ` `(65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-40)` ` ` `(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-40)` ```
``` ```
``` ```
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21 | ` ` `Sec. 3.1-15-40. ` `Staggered elections under minority plans. ` | ||||||

22 | `In a municipality with a population of fewer than 40,000, the ` | ||||||

23 | `corporate authorities shall, no later than 30 days after the ` | ||||||

24 | `effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General ` | ||||||

25 | `Assembly, provide by ordinance that that at any ensuing ` |

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1 | `general municipal election for city officers the alderpersons ` | ||||||

2 | `in every alternate district shall be elected for one term of 2 ` | ||||||

3 | `years and, at the expiration of that term of 2 years, for ` | ||||||

4 | `regular terms of 4 years. If the municipality elects its ` | ||||||

5 | `alderpersons or trustees from at-large districts, then ` | ||||||

6 | `one-half of the alderpersons or trustees (plus one if there is ` | ||||||

7 | `an odd number of alderpersons or trustees) shall be elected to ` | ||||||

8 | `a 2-year term and one-half shall be elected to a 4-year term, ` | ||||||

9 | `after which their successors shall be elected to 4-year terms.` ` ` | ||||||

10 | `In all ` `other` ```
cities
that adopt or have adopted the minority
``` | ||||||

11 | ```
representation plan for the
election of alderpersons and have
``` | ||||||

12 | `not already staggered the terms of their alderpersons, the ` | ||||||

13 | ```
city council may
provide by ordinance that at any ensuing
``` | ||||||

14 | ```
general municipal election
for city officers the alderpersons
``` | ||||||

15 | ```
in every alternate district shall be elected
for one term of 2
``` | ||||||

16 | ```
years and, at the expiration of that term of 2 years,
for
``` | ||||||

17 | `regular terms of 4 years. This Section does not prohibit a city ` | ||||||

18 | ```
from
voting in favor of a 2 year term for city officers as
``` | ||||||

19 | ```
provided in Section
3.1-10-65. The provisions of the general
``` | ||||||

20 | ```
election law shall govern elections
under this Section.
``` ```
``` | ||||||

21 | `(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)` ```
``` ```
``` ```
``` ```
``` | ||||||

22 | ` ` `(65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-22)` ` ` `(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-22)` ```
``` ```
``` ```
``` | ||||||

23 | ` ` `Sec. 3.1-20-22. ` `Alderpersons; staggered terms. ` | ||||||

24 | ` ` `(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), in` ` ` `In` ` ` | ||||||

25 | ```
any city of less than
100,000 inhabitants, a
proposition to
``` |

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1 | ```
stagger the terms of alderpersons, with as nearly as possible
``` | ||||||

2 | `one-half of the alderpersons elected every 2 years, shall be ` | ||||||

3 | ```
certified by the
city clerk to the proper election authority,
``` | ||||||

4 | ```
who shall submit the
proposition at an election in accordance
``` | ||||||

5 | ```
with the general election law, if
a petition requesting that
``` | ||||||

6 | ```
action is signed by electors of the city
numbering at least 10%
``` | ||||||

7 | ```
of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of
the
``` | ||||||

8 | `city and is filed with the city clerk.` ```
``` | ||||||

9 | ` ` `The ballot shall have printed on it, but not as a part of ` | ||||||

10 | ```
the
proposition submitted, the following information for
``` | ||||||

11 | ```
voters: one alderperson
elected from each even-numbered ward
``` | ||||||

12 | ```
shall serve a term of 2 years; one alderperson
elected from
``` | ||||||

13 | `each odd-numbered ward shall serve a term of 4 years.` ```
``` | ||||||

14 | ` ` `The proposition shall be substantially in the following ` | ||||||

15 | `form:` ```
``` ```
``` | ||||||

16 | ` ` ` ` ```
Shall (name of city) adopt
a system of staggered terms
``` | ||||||

17 | `for alderpersons?` ```
``` | ||||||

18 | ` ` `If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in ` | ||||||

19 | ```
favor of it, then at
the next regular election for
``` | ||||||

20 | ```
alderpersons one alderperson shall be elected from
each
``` | ||||||

21 | `even-numbered ward for a term of 2 years and one alderperson ` | ||||||

22 | ```
shall be
elected from each odd-numbered ward for a term of 4
``` | ||||||

23 | ```
years. Thereafter,
their successors shall be elected for terms
``` | ||||||

24 | `of 4 years.` ```
``` | ||||||

25 | ` ` `(b) In a municipality with a population of fewer than ` | ||||||

26 | `40,000, no later than 30 days after the effective date of this ` |

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1 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the corporate ` | ||||||

2 | `authorities of the municipality shall adopt an ordinance ` | ||||||

3 | `providing that, at the first election of alderpersons that ` | ||||||

4 | `occurs after July 1, 2022 (if the effective date of this ` | ||||||

5 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly is on or before ` | ||||||

6 | `July 1, 2022) or July 1, 2023 (if the effective date of this ` | ||||||

7 | `amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly is after July 1, ` | ||||||

8 | `2022), one alderperson shall be elected from each ` | ||||||

9 | `even-numbered ward for a 2-year term and one alderperson shall ` | ||||||

10 | `be elected from each odd-numbered ward for a 4-year term, ` | ||||||

11 | `after which their successors shall be elected for 4-year ` | ||||||

12 | `terms. If the municipality elects its alderpersons or trustees ` | ||||||

13 | `from at-large districts, then one-half of the alderpersons or ` | ||||||

14 | `trustees (plus one if there is an odd number of alderpersons or ` | ||||||

15 | `trustees) shall be elected to a 2-year term and one-half shall ` | ||||||

16 | `be elected to a 4-year term, after which their successors ` | ||||||

17 | `shall be elected to 4-year terms.` ` ` | ||||||

18 | `(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)` ```
``` ```
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19 | ` ` `Section 99. ` `Effective date. ` `This Act takes effect upon ` | ||||||

20 | `becoming law.` ```
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