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HC0022 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0022

 

Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Thomas Morrison

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 9

    Amends the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that only bills that have been vetoed by the Governor may be voted upon during regular session of the General Assembly that is held after May 31 of an even-numbered year and prior to the beginning of a new session of the General Assembly on the second Wednesday in January of an odd-numbered year. Provides that a special session of the General Assembly may be convened for emergency purposes at which subjects other than bills vetoed by the Governor may be considered. Effective upon being declared adopted.


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1
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

 
3    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
5SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the
6electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the general
7election next occurring at least 6 months after the adoption
8of this resolution a proposition to amend Section 9 of Article
9IV of the Illinois Constitution as follows:
 
10
ARTICLE IV
11
THE LEGISLATURE

12    (ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 9)
13SECTION 9. VETO PROCEDURE
14    (a) Every bill passed by the General Assembly shall be
15presented to the Governor within 30 calendar days after its
16passage. The foregoing requirement shall be judicially
17enforceable. If the Governor approves the bill, he shall sign
18it and it shall become law.
19    (b) If the Governor does not approve the bill, he shall
20veto it by returning it with his objections to the house in
21which it originated. Any bill not so returned by the Governor
22within 60 calendar days after it is presented to him shall
23become law. If recess or adjournment of the General Assembly

 

 

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1prevents the return of a bill, the bill and the Governor's
2objections shall be filed with the Secretary of State within
3such 60 calendar days. The Secretary of State shall return the
4bill and objections to the originating house promptly upon the
5next meeting of the same General Assembly at which the bill can
6be considered.
7    (c) The house to which a bill is returned shall
8immediately enter the Governor's objections upon its journal.
9If within 15 calendar days after such entry that house by a
10record vote of three-fifths of the members elected passes the
11bill, it shall be delivered immediately to the second house.
12If within 15 calendar days after such delivery the second
13house by a record vote of three-fifths of the members elected
14passes the bill, it shall become law.
15    (d) The Governor may reduce or veto any item of
16appropriations in a bill presented to him. Portions of a bill
17not reduced or vetoed shall become law. An item vetoed shall be
18returned to the house in which it originated and may become law
19in the same manner as a vetoed bill. An item reduced in amount
20shall be returned to the house in which it originated and may
21be restored to its original amount in the same manner as a
22vetoed bill except that the required record vote shall be a
23majority of the members elected to each house. If a reduced
24item is not so restored, it shall become law in the reduced
25amount.
26    (e) The Governor may return a bill together with specific

 

 

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1recommendations for change to the house in which it
2originated. The bill shall be considered in the same manner as
3a vetoed bill but the specific recommendations may be accepted
4by a record vote of a majority of the members elected to each
5house. Such bill shall be presented again to the Governor and
6if he certifies that such acceptance conforms to his specific
7recommendations, the bill shall become law. If he does not so
8certify, he shall return it as a vetoed bill to the house in
9which it originated.
10    (f) Only bills that have been vetoed by the Governor may be
11voted upon during regular session of the General Assembly that
12is held after May 31 of an even-numbered year and prior to the
13beginning of a new session of the General Assembly on the
14second Wednesday in January of an odd-numbered year. A special
15session of the General Assembly may be convened for emergency
16purposes as provided for under Section 5 of this Article at
17which subjects other than bills vetoed by the Governor may be
18considered.
19(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
 
20
SCHEDULE
21    This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
22declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
23Constitutional Amendment Act.