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.