“Illinois has been plagued by career politicians that have driven our state into one of the worst fiscal nightmares to ever impact state government,” said Jesiel. “Calling for term-limits and redistricting free of political bias are important steps to help counteract this type of continued behavior and restore Illinois to a state we’re proud to call home.”
House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 1 seeks to prohibit members of the Illinois General Assembly from serving more than ten years in office. This Amendment to the Illinois Constitution would essentially limit Illinois State Senators to three terms (one term of two years and two terms of four years) and Illinois State Representatives to five terms in office. It also stipulates that no person can use a combination of the offices of Senator or Representative to serve more than ten years. Currently, neither of these offices have any limit on the number of terms or years served, or limitations on an elected official holding a leadership role in their respective body of the legislature.