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 Bill Status of SJRCA0069  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CONAMEND-REDISTRICTING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dale A. Righter - Kirk W. Dillard

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die
 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 2 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 3 


Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the Senate by resolution (instead of the General Assembly by law) shall divide the Legislative Districts into 3 groups for the election of Senators. Provides that Legislative and Representative Districts shall maximize majority-minority districts and minimize districts that cross county or municipal boundaries (as well as be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population). Provides that Representative Districts need not be entirely within Legislative Districts. Provides that, on the third Tuesday in February in the year following each Federal decennial census year, a Temporary Redistricting Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the legislative leaders, with a fifth member elected by the appointed members. Sets qualifications. Provides for the Committee to redistrict the Representative, Legislative, and Congressional Districts in consultation with a Redistricting Consulting Firm procured by the Committee. Sets up a time table for submission of plans and adoption by resolution supported by two-thirds of the members. Provides for second and third plans if a plan is not adopted, with the Supreme Court, by a two-thirds majority, making a final decision if necessary. Makes other changes. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  5/22/2009SenateFiled with Secretary
  5/22/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  8/18/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  4/6/2010SenateAssigned to Redistricting
  4/12/2010SenatePostponed - Redistricting
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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