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 Bill Status of SJRCA0050  97th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Johnson

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession 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 boundaries of Legislative and Representative districts may be separate. Requires that both types of districts, in addition to being compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population, must reflect minority voting strengths, promote competition, and consider political boundaries. Replaces the current method of redistricting of the Senate and House of Representatives with the following: a commission, appointed by the legislative leaders and in accordance with scoring criteria provided by law, shall score separate Legislative District and Representative District maps submitted by the public; the Senate and House, each by a three-fifths vote, shall adopt one of the 3 maps with the best scores for its districts; and the Secretary of State shall certify the map with the best score if a chamber fails to adopt a map. Specifies the schedule for redistricting activities. Effective upon being declared adopted and applicable to redistricting beginning in 2021 and to the election of General Assembly members beginning in 2022.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2012SenateFiled with Secretary
  2/9/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/22/2012SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/24/2012SenateTo Executive Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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