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Full Text of SB1689  98th General Assembly


Rep. Frank J. Mautino

Filed: 10/18/2013





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1689, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The Election Code is amended by adding Section
67-67 as follows:
7    (10 ILCS 5/7-67 new)
8    Sec. 7-67. Nominations; regional superintendents of
10    (a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
11this Section shall apply only to the making of nominations for
12established party candidates for regional superintendent of
13schools in the 2014 general primary election.
14    (b) A candidate's petition for nomination must contain at
15least 200 signatures or the number of signatures equal to 0.5%
16of the primary electors of his or her party in the territory



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1comprising the county or counties, whichever is less. For
2purposes of this subsection, the number of primary electors
3shall be determined by taking the total votes cast in the
4applicable district for the candidate for that political party
5who received the highest number of votes, statewide, at the
6last general election in the State at which electors for
7President of the United States were elected.
8    (c) Petitions for nomination for regional superintendent
9of schools shall be filed no earlier than December 16, 2013,
10and no later than December 23, 2013.
11    (d) Petitions for single-county districts shall be filed
12with the county election authority. Petitions for multi-county
13districts shall be filed with the State Board of Elections.
14Signatures and circulator statements on petitions for
15nomination filed with the State Board of Elections or county
16election authority during the filing period for nominations
17shall not be deemed invalid for the sole reason that the
18petitions were circulated between 90 and 111 days before the
19last day for filing petitions.
20    (e) In the case of a conflict between the provisions of
21this Section and any other provision of this Code, the
22provisions of this Section shall control.
23    Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing Section
243A-4 as follows:



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1    (105 ILCS 5/3A-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 3A-4)
2    Sec. 3A-4. Mandatory consolidation of educational service
4    (a) After July 1, 2015, each region must contain at least
561,000 inhabitants. Before June 30, 2013, regions may be
6consolidated voluntarily under Section 3A-3 or by joint
7resolution of the county boards of regions seeking to join a
8voluntary consolidation, effective July 1, 2015, to meet these
9population requirements. The boundaries of regions already
10meeting these population requirements on the effective date of
11Public Act 97-703 this amendatory Act of the 97th General
12Assembly may not be changed except to consolidate with another
13region or a whole county portion of another region which does
14not meet these population requirements. If, before November 1,
152013 January 1, 2014, locally determined consolidation
16decisions result in more than 35 regions of population greater
17than 61,000 each, the State Board of Education shall, before
18November 23, 2013 June 1, 2014, direct further consolidation,
19beginning with the region of lowest population, until the
20number of 35 regions is achieved.
21    (b) (Blank).
22    (c) If, within 90 days after the most recent certified
23federal census, a region does not meet the population
24requirements of this Section, then regions may be consolidated
25voluntarily under Section 3A-3 of this Code or by joint
26resolution of the county boards of regions seeking to join a



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1voluntary consolidation to meet these population requirements.
2If locally determined consolidation decisions result in a
3region not meeting the population requirements of this Section
4or result in more than 35 regions, then the State Board of
5Education shall have the authority to impose further
6consolidation by order of the State Superintendent of
7Education. Such an order shall be a final order and is subject
8to the Administrative Review Law.
9    (d) All population determinations shall be based on the
10most recent federal census.
11(Source: P.A. 97-703, eff. 6-25-12.)
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.".