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Part Two The Illinois Constitution and Commentary, Art.IV The Legislature

From: The Illinois State Constitution

Ann M. Lousin

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 May 2021

Article IV establishes the structure and powers of the Illinois General Assembly, in which “the legislative power” of the State is vested. The General Assembly consists of a Senate with 59 members and a House of Representatives with 118 members. Every ten years the General Assembly redistricts itself according to a three-step procedure set forth in Section 3. The article establishes the qualifications for legislators and the procedures for the operation of the General Assembly. The governor has four types of vetos, which are among the most powerful set of vetos in...
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