Bill Status of HJRCA0009 94th General Assembly
Short Description: LEGISLATURE MEMBER TERMS
Rep. Suzanne Bassi
| 5/6/2006||House||Tabled Pursuant to Rule 46|
Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Changes the terms of members of the General Assembly. Provides that Senators elected in 2008 shall serve four-year terms. Provides that Senators elected in 2010 shall serve two-year terms. Provides that Representatives elected in 2008 shall serve four-year terms. Provides that, beginning in 2012, in each ten-year period, Senators shall be divided into two groups. Provides that Senators in the first group shall first be elected for terms of six years and then for terms of four years. Provides that Senators in the other group shall first be elected for terms of four years and then for terms of six years. Provides that, beginning in 2012, Representatives shall first be elected for terms of four years, then for terms of two years, and then for terms of four years. Provides that whenever a seat in either house becomes vacant with more than 28 months remaining in the term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment until the next general election, at which time a replacement shall be elected to serve for the remainder of the term. Provides that the General Assembly shall be a continuous body for a period beginning and ending at noon on the second Wednesday of January of consecutive odd-numbered years. Effective upon being declared adopted. Applies to the election of General Assembly members in 2008 and thereafter; does not affect the terms of members elected in 2004 or 2006.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/1/2005||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Suzanne Bassi|| 2/1/2005||House||Read in Full a First Time|| 2/1/2005||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 5/6/2006||House||Tabled Pursuant to Rule 46|