Senate institutes term limit rule for leaders


The Illinois Senate adopted new rules Jan. 11, including for the first time, term limits for legislative leaders. The new rule limits both the Senate President and Minority Leader to a maximum of five terms or 10 years.

“This not only passed unanimously, but it sends a strong message to the people of Illinois that the Senate is eager and willing to move Illinois forward,” Sen. Rezin said. “I urge the House – led by Speaker Madigan for more than 30 years – to do the same.”

Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 2, which would permanently create leadership term limits via constitutional amendment, is part of the larger budget/reform package unveiled earlier in the week. Sen. Rezin is a cosponsor of that legislation and said that she hopes it will be voted on soon.

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