99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
Introduced , by Rep. Steven Andersson
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2.5 new
ILCON Art. V, Sec. 2
Proposes to amend the Legislature and Executive Articles of the
Illinois Constitution. Provides a person may not hold the office of State
Senator or State Representative for more than 12 years, or a combination of
those offices for more than 16 years. Provides that a person may not serve
more than 2 terms within the Office of the Governor. Provides that a person
may not serve more than 3 terms within the same Executive Branch office.
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
NINETY-NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the
electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the general
election next occurring at least 6 months after the adoption of
this resolution a proposition to add Section 2.5 of Article IV
and amend Section 2 of Article V of the Illinois Constitution
(ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2.5 new)
A person may not hold the office of
State Senator or State Representative for more than 12 years,
or a combination of those offices for more than 16 years.
Service before the second Wednesday in January of 2015 shall
not be considered in the calculation of a person's service.
(ILCON Art. V, Sec. 2)
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These elected officers of the Executive Branch shall
hold office for
four years beginning on the second Monday of
January after their
election and, except in the case of the
Lieutenant Governor, until their
successors are qualified.
They shall be elected at the general election
in 1978 and every
four years thereafter.
(b) A person may not serve more than 2 terms within the
office of the Governor.
(c) A person may not serve more than 3 terms within the
same Executive Branch office. A person is considered to serve a
term of office for the purpose of this subsection if the person
is elected or appointed to serve any portion of the term.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
Constitutional Amendment Act.