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Full Text of HB1014  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/8/2007, by Rep. Mike Boland


10 ILCS 5/28-7   from Ch. 46, par. 28-7

    Amends the Election Code. Sets the minimum number of petition signatures for a local public question at 8% of the number of votes cast by registered voters in the governmental unit in the most recent gubernatorial election (now, 10% of the registered voters in the governmental unit).

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1     AN ACT concerning elections.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing Section
5 28-7 as follows:
6     (10 ILCS 5/28-7)  (from Ch. 46, par. 28-7)
7     Sec. 28-7. In any case in which Article VII or paragraph
8 (a) of Section 5 of the Transition Schedule of the Constitution
9 authorizes any action to be taken by or with respect to any
10 unit of local government, as defined in Section 1 of Article
11 VII of the Constitution, by or subject to approval by
12 referendum, any such public question shall be initiated in
13 accordance with this Section.
14     Any such public question may be initiated by the governing
15 body of the unit of local government by resolution or by the
16 filing with the clerk or secretary of the governmental unit of
17 a petition signed by a number of qualified electors equal to or
18 greater than 8% 10% of the number of registered voters in the
19 governmental unit who voted in the most recent gubernatorial
20 election, requesting the submission of the proposal for such
21 action to the voters of the governmental unit at a regular
22 election.
23     If the action to be taken requires a referendum involving 2



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1 or more units of local government, the proposal shall be
2 submitted to the voters of such governmental units by the
3 election authorities with jurisdiction over the territory of
4 the governmental units. Such multi-unit proposals may be
5 initiated by appropriate resolutions by the respective
6 governing bodies or by petitions of the voters of the several
7 governmental units filed with the respective clerks or
8 secretaries.
9     This Section is intended to provide a method of submission
10 to referendum in all cases of proposals for actions which are
11 authorized by Article VII of the Constitution by or subject to
12 approval by referendum and supersedes any conflicting
13 statutory provisions except those contained in the "County
14 Executive Act".
15     Referenda provided for in this Section may not be held more
16 than once in any 23-month period on the same proposition,
17 provided that in any municipality a referendum to elect not to
18 be a home rule unit may be held only once within any 47-month
19 period.
20 (Source: P.A. 82-750.)