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THE ILLINOIS DEMOCRACY AMENDMENT
“Clean Up Illinois Political Corruption By Direct Voter Petition”
We, the undersigned, being qualified electors of the State of Illinois who have affixed our signatures in our own proper person to this Petition subsequent to January 1, 2021, hereby petition, pursuant to Section 3 of Article XIV of the Illinois Constitution, that there be submitted to the qualified electors of this State, for adoption or rejection at the General Election to be held on November 8, 2022, in the manner provided by law, the following proposition to amend Article IV of the Illinois Constitution:
|The purpose of the Amendment is to give Illinois voters the power by petition to require the General Assembly to take mandatory roll call votes on bills which propose stronger ethical standards for Illinois public officials.|
|For the Proposed Amendment to Section 1 and Subsections 8(b) and 8(c) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution. [YES / NO]|
Section 1. Legislature – Power and Structure. The legislative power is vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives, elected by the electors from 59 Legislative Districts and 118 Representative Districts, and a Public Advocate. On the second Wednesday of January in odd-numbered years, the General Assembly, by a vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house, shall appoint a Public Advocate and may remove him for cause by a similar vote. The Public Advocate shall serve for a term of two years and shall have the same eligibility standards and salary as a member of the General Assembly. Subsection 8(b) The General Assembly shall enact laws only by bill. Bills may originate in either house, but may be amended or rejected by the other. Bills pertaining to stronger ethical standards for candidates for or holders of (1) state offices, (2) offices in units of local government and school districts, and (3) all members of a Commission or Board created by this Constitution, may be proposed by a petition signed by at least 100,000 electors. Upon the submission to the Public Advocate of a proposal in an affidavit signed by at least 100 electors, the Public Advocate shall determine whether the proposal meets the subject matter requirements for a petition and promptly cause the proposal to be drafted into bill form including an official summary of the bill approved by the Public Advocate. A petition shall contain the official summary, shall have been signed by petitioning electors not more than 21 months preceding the next general election and filed with the Public Advocate not less than 7 months before that election. Petition signatures may be filed on a continuous basis and may be filed by electronic means. The procedure for filing and
determining the validity and sufficiency of petition signatures shall be established by the Public Advocate. If a petition is valid and sufficient as determined by the Public Advocate, the bill shall be introduced to the House by the Speaker and to the Senate by the President. Subsection 8(c) No bill shall become law without the concurrence of a majority of the members elected to each house. Final passage of a bill shall be by record vote. In the Senate at the request of two members, and in the House at the request of five members, a record vote may be taken on any other occasion. A record vote is a vote by yeas and nays entered on the journal. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Article, final passage by a record vote shall be taken in each house within 21 session days on a bill introduced pursuant to a valid and sufficient petition as determined by the Public Advocate.