State Capitol Report: One constitutional amendment can be on ballot

Illinois State Capitol Building InteriorIllinois voters will have the chance to decide whether transportation funds can be used for other purposes after the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment last week.

The proposal, known as HJRCA36, needed to be approved this week by both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly in order to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot, noted Friday’s State Capitol Report for Illinois REALTORS®. Although several other proposed constitutional changes were discussed by lawmakers – including a shift to a graduated income tax rate – this was the only one to be voted on by both the Senate and the House. Members can login and get more details.

Among the other items noted in the State Capitol Report was the citizen petition effort to get a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to establish a non-partisan, independent commission for drawing state legislative districts. Nearly 600,000 signatures were filed at the State Board of Elections Friday, which is more than twice the required amount for filing.

For more news on real estate related activities at the Capitol, read the entire issue.

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