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HC0026 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
HC0026

 

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

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 9
ILCON Art. IX, Sec. 1

    Proposes to amend the Legislature and Revenue Articles of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the General Assembly may increase the rate of an existing tax or impose a new tax only by a law approved by the vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house. Provides that the General Assembly may override the veto of the Governor of a bill to increase the rate of an existing tax or impose a new tax only by a record vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house. 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 and Section 1 of Article IX of the Illinois Constitution as
10follows:
 
11
ARTICLE IV
12
THE LEGISLATURE

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

 

 

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1become law. If recess or adjournment of the General Assembly
2prevents the return of a bill, the bill and the Governor's
3objections shall be filed with the Secretary of State within
4such 60 calendar days. The Secretary of State shall return the
5bill and objections to the originating house promptly upon the
6next meeting of the same General Assembly at which the bill can
7be considered.
8    (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c-5), the
9The house to which a bill is returned shall immediately enter
10the Governor's objections upon its journal. If within 15
11calendar days after such entry that house by a record vote of
12three-fifths of the members elected passes the bill, it shall
13be delivered immediately to the second house. If within 15
14calendar days after such delivery the second house by a record
15vote of three-fifths of the members elected passes the bill,
16it shall become law.
17    (c-5) The house to which a bill that increases the rate of
18an existing tax or imposes a new tax is returned shall
19immediately enter the Governor's objections upon its journal.
20If within 15 calendar days after such entry that house by a
21record vote of two-thirds of the members elected passes the
22bill, it shall be delivered immediately to the second house.
23If within 15 calendar days after such delivery the second
24house by a record vote of two-thirds of the members elected
25passes the bill, it shall become law.
26    (d) The Governor may reduce or veto any item of

 

 

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1appropriations in a bill presented to him. Portions of a bill
2not reduced or vetoed shall become law. An item vetoed shall be
3returned to the house in which it originated and may become law
4in the same manner as a vetoed bill. An item reduced in amount
5shall be returned to the house in which it originated and may
6be restored to its original amount in the same manner as a
7vetoed bill except that the required record vote shall be a
8majority of the members elected to each house. If a reduced
9item is not so restored, it shall become law in the reduced
10amount.
11    (e) The Governor may return a bill together with specific
12recommendations for change to the house in which it
13originated. The bill shall be considered in the same manner as
14a vetoed bill but the specific recommendations may be accepted
15by a record vote of a majority of the members elected to each
16house. Such bill shall be presented again to the Governor and
17if he certifies that such acceptance conforms to his specific
18recommendations, the bill shall become law. If he does not so
19certify, he shall return it as a vetoed bill to the house in
20which it originated.
21(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
 
22
ARTICLE IX
23
REVENUE

24    (ILCON Art. IX, Sec. 1)

 

 

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1SECTION 1. STATE REVENUE POWER
2    (a) The General Assembly has the exclusive power to raise
3revenue by law except as limited or otherwise provided in this
4Constitution. The power of taxation shall not be surrendered,
5suspended, or contracted away.
6    (b) The General Assembly may increase the rate of an
7existing tax or impose a new tax only by a law approved by the
8vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house.
9(Source: Illinois Constitution.)
 
10
SCHEDULE
11    This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon being
12declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois
13Constitutional Amendment Act.