Bill Status of HJRCA0029  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  SUFFRAGE-VOTING AGE 17

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang - Mike Boland - LaShawn K. Ford - Paul D. Froehlich, Kenneth Dunkin, Karen A. Yarbrough, William Davis and Sara Feigenholtz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/4/2008HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46
ILCON Art. III, Sec. 1 

Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. Changes the minimum voting age to 17 (now, 18) or any other "younger" voting age required by the United States for voting in State elections. Effective upon being declared adopted.

DateChamber Action
  1/2/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  1/2/2008HouseRead in Full a First Time
  1/2/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2008HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  2/14/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  2/14/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  2/20/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/22/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/22/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/26/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 005-003-000
  2/27/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/4/2008HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46