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90_HC0018 ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 11 Proposes to amend the Judiciary Article of the Illinois Constitution. Requires that a Judge or an Associate Judge initially appointed or elected after the amendment's effective date be a licensed Illinois attorney for at least 10 years. Effective upon approval by the electors. LRB9011461JMbd LRB9011461JMbd 1 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 4 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE 5 SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to 6 the electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the 7 general election next occurring at least 6 months after the 8 adoption of this resolution a proposition to amend Section 11 9 of Article VI of the Illinois Constitution as follows: 10 ARTICLE VI 11 THE JUDICIARY 12 (ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 11) 13 SECTION 11. ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE 14 No person shall be eligible to be a Judge or Associate 15 Judge unless that person
heis a United States citizen, a 16 licensed attorney-at-law of this State for at least 10 years, 17 and a resident of the unit which selects him or her. The 18 requirement that an attorney's period of licensure must be at 19 least 10 years applies only to persons initially elected or 20 appointed as a Judge or an Associate Judge after the 21 effective date of this Constitutional Amendment of 1998. No 22 change in the boundaries of a unit shall affect the tenure in 23 office of a Judge or Associate Judge incumbent at the time of 24 such change. 25 (Source: Illinois Constitution.) 26 SCHEDULE 27 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon approval 28 by the electors of this State.
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