Bill Status of HB4344 100th General Assembly
Short Description: STAGGERED TERMS FOR ALDERMEN
Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that no later than 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the corporate authorities of a municipality with a population of fewer than 40,000 inhabitants in which aldermen or trustees are elected for 2-year terms shall adopt an ordinance providing that, at the first election of aldermen or trustees that occurs after July 1, 2018 (if the effective date of the amendatory Act is on or before July 1, 2018) or July 1, 2019 (if the effective date of the amendatory Act is after July 1, 2018), one alderman or trustee shall be elected from each even-numbered ward for a 2-year term and one alderman or trustee shall be elected from each odd-numbered ward for a 4-year term, after which their successors shall be elected for 4-year terms. Prohibits municipalities from reducing the length of the terms from 4 years to 2 years. Effective immediately.