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 Bill Status of HJRCA0016  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. James D. Brosnahan

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/2/2010HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46
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 reflect minority voting strengths and consider political boundaries (as well as be compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population). Provides that, by June 30 in the year following each Federal decennial census year, the Senate and House, each by resolution adopted by three-fifths of the members elected, shall redistrict the Legislative and Representative Districts, respectively. If a resolution is not filed with the Secretary of State by June 30, provides that a Legislative District or a Representative District Redistricting Commission shall be appointed and the Commission has until July 31 to redistrict the Legislative Districts or Representative Districts, as applicable. If a Commission fails to redistrict, requires the Chief Justice and another Judge of the Supreme Court to appoint a Special Master to redistrict by September 5. Requires districts to reflect minority voting strengths. Makes other changes. Effective upon being declared adopted.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  2/11/2009HouseRead in Full a First Time
  2/11/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/2/2010HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46

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