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90_SC0055 (ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 2) (ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 3) Proposes to amend the Judiciary Article of the Illinois Constitution to provide for the division by law of the First Judicial District into 3 subdistricts of substantially equal population, each of which shall be compact and contiguous, for the election of Supreme Court Judges. Effective upon approval by the electors and applies to the election of Supreme Court Judges on and after the 2000 general election. LRB9008389RCksA LRB9008389RCksA 1 SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3 RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY 4 OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 5 CONCURRING HEREIN, that there shall be submitted to the 6 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 Sections 2 9 and 3 of Article VI of the Illinois Constitution as follows: 10 ARTICLE VI 11 THE JUDICIARY 12 (ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 2) 13 SECTION 2. JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 14 The State is divided into five Judicial Districts for the 15 selection of Supreme and Appellate Court Judges. The First 16 Judicial District consists of Cook County. The First Judicial 17 District is divided by law into 3 subdistricts of 18 substantially equal population, each of which shall be 19 compact and contiguous, for the selection of Supreme Court 20 Judges. The remainder of the State shall be divided by law 21 into four Judicial Districts of substantially equal 22 population, each of which shall be compact and composed of 23 contiguous counties. 24 (Source: Illinois Constitution.) 25 (ILCON Art. VI, Sec. 3) 26 SECTION 3. SUPREME COURT - ORGANIZATION 27 The Supreme Court shall consist of seven Judges. One 28 Judge
Threeshall be selected from each of the subdistricts 29 in the First Judicial District and one from each of the other 30 Judicial Districts. Four Judges constitute a quorum and the 31 concurrence of four is necessary for a decision. Supreme -2- LRB9008389RCksA 1 Court Judges shall select a Chief Justice from their number 2 to serve for a term of three years. 3 (Source: Illinois Constitution.) 4 SCHEDULE 5 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon approval 6 by the electors of this State and applies to the election of 7 Supreme Court Judges occurring on and after the 2000 general 8 election.
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