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90_SC0071 ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 3 Proposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution by making a technical change in the legislative redistricting Section. Effective upon voter approval. LRB9012191JMmb LRB9012191JMmb 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 Section 3 9 of Article IV as follows: 10 ARTICLE IV 11 THE LEGISLATURE 12 (ILCON Art. IV, Sec. 3) 13 SECTION 3. LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING 14 (a) Legislative Districts shall be compact, contiguous, 15 and
andsubstantially equal in population. Representative 16 Districts shall be compact, contiguous, and substantially 17 equal in population. 18 (b) In the year following each Federal decennial census 19 year, the General Assembly by law shall redistrict the 20 Legislative Districts and the Representative Districts. 21 If no redistricting plan becomes effective by June 30 of 22 that year, a Legislative Redistricting Commission shall be 23 constituted not later than July 10. The Commission shall 24 consist of eight members, no more than four of whom shall be 25 members of the same political party. 26 The Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of 27 Representatives shall each appoint to the Commission one 28 Representative and one person who is not a member of the 29 General Assembly. The President and Minority Leader of the 30 Senate shall each appoint to the Commission one Senator and 31 one person who is not a member of the General Assembly. 32 The members shall be certified to the Secretary of State -2- LRB9012191JMmb 1 by the appointing authorities. A vacancy on the Commission 2 shall be filled within five days by the authority that made 3 the original appointment. A Chairman and Vice Chairman shall 4 be chosen by a majority of all members of the Commission. 5 Not later than August 10, the Commission shall file with 6 the Secretary of State a redistricting plan approved by at 7 least five members. 8 If the Commission fails to file an approved redistricting 9 plan, the Supreme Court shall submit the names of two 10 persons, not of the same political party, to the Secretary of 11 State not later than September 1. 12 Not later than September 5, the Secretary of State 13 publicly shall draw by random selection the name of one of 14 the two persons to serve as the ninth member of the 15 Commission. 16 Not later than October 5, the Commission shall file with 17 the Secretary of State a redistricting plan approved by at 18 least five members. 19 An approved redistricting plan filed with the Secretary 20 of State shall be presumed valid, shall have the force and 21 effect of law and shall be published promptly by the 22 Secretary of State. 23 The Supreme Court shall have original and exclusive 24 jurisdiction over actions concerning redistricting the House 25 and Senate, which shall be initiated in the name of the 26 People of the State by the Attorney General. 27 (Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 4, 28 1980.) 29 SCHEDULE 30 This Constitutional Amendment takes effect upon approval 31 by the electors of this State.
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