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HC0010 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0010

 

Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 3

    Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that if a municipality has been divided between two or more Legislative Districts under a redistricting plan, that municipality may petition to the General Assembly, or the Commission established by the General Assembly, to unify the municipality into one Legislative District. Provides that the General Assembly or Commission shall either unify the municipality or provide the municipality with an explanation of the necessity of dividing the municipality into two or more Legislative Districts. Effective upon being declared adopted.


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1
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 
3    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
5SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the
6electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the general
7election next occurring at least 6 months after the adoption
8of this resolution a proposition to amend Section 3 of Article
9IV of the Illinois Constitution as follows:
 
10
ARTICLE IV
11
THE LEGISLATURE

12    (ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 3)
13SECTION 3. LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING
14    (a) Legislative Districts shall be compact, contiguous and
15substantially equal in population. Representative Districts
16shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in
17population.
18    (b) In the year following each Federal decennial census
19year, the General Assembly by law shall redistrict the
20Legislative Districts and the Representative Districts.
21    If no redistricting plan becomes effective by June 30 of
22that year, a Legislative Redistricting Commission shall be
23constituted not later than July 10. The Commission shall

 

 

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1consist of eight members, no more than four of whom shall be
2members of the same political party.
3    The Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of
4Representatives shall each appoint to the Commission one
5Representative and one person who is not a member of the
6General Assembly. The President and Minority Leader of the
7Senate shall each appoint to the Commission one Senator and
8one person who is not a member of the General Assembly.
9    The members shall be certified to the Secretary of State
10by the appointing authorities. A vacancy on the Commission
11shall be filled within five days by the authority that made the
12original appointment. A Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be
13chosen by a majority of all members of the Commission.
14    Not later than August 10, the Commission shall file with
15the Secretary of State a redistricting plan approved by at
16least five members.
17    If the Commission fails to file an approved redistricting
18plan, the Supreme Court shall submit the names of two persons,
19not of the same political party, to the Secretary of State not
20later than September 1.
21    Not later than September 5, the Secretary of State
22publicly shall draw by random selection the name of one of the
23two persons to serve as the ninth member of the Commission.
24    Not later than October 5, the Commission shall file with
25the Secretary of State a redistricting plan approved by at
26least five members.

 

 

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1    An approved redistricting plan filed with the Secretary of
2State shall be presumed valid, shall have the force and effect
3of law and shall be published promptly by the Secretary of
4State.
5    If a municipality has been divided between two or more
6Legislative Districts under a redistricting plan, that
7municipality may petition to the General Assembly, or the
8Commission established by the General Assembly, to unify the
9municipality into one Legislative District. The General
10Assembly or Commission shall either unify the municipality or
11provide the municipality with an explanation of the necessity
12of dividing the municipality into two or more Legislative
13Districts.
14    The Supreme Court shall have original and exclusive
15jurisdiction over actions concerning redistricting the House
16and Senate, which shall be initiated in the name of the People
17of the State by the Attorney General.
18(Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 4,
191980.)
 
20
SCHEDULE
21    This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
22declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
23Constitutional Amendment Act.