Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting with the 2019 consolidated election. Makes related changes. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that a person shall be a U.S. citizen and registered voter and shall have been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election. Sets forth provisions concerning nominating petitions and ballots. Sets forth provisions providing that the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of Education. Sets forth provisions providing that in the year following each decennial census, the General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results of each decennial census. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Provides that the elections for the Chicago Board of Education are to take place at the consolidated primary election (rather than the consolidated election) beginning with the consolidated primary election in 2023 (rather than 2019), and makes conforming changes. Extends the deadline to draw districts for the elected board from May 31, 2018 to May 31, 2022. Effective immediately.