A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay:
Sen. McConnaughay applauds Senate rule change imposing term limits
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) issued the following response to a newly adopted Senate Resolution imposing term limits on Senate Leaders:
“I whole-heartedly believe this is a clear sign from the Illinois Senate that there is a commitment to facilitate change in how we do business,” said McConnaughay.
“While the Senate adopting term limits for the Senate President and Minority Leader is just a small step forward, I believe it demonstrates much-needed momentum as lawmakers gear up to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing this state.”
Senator As passed, Senate Resolution 3 amends the Senate Rules and implements a limit of five terms for Senate President and five terms for Senate Minority Leader.
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Here’s the language:
No Senator shall be elected to the office of President of the Senate for more than five General Assemblies; provided that service as President before the commencement of the 100th General Assembly nor service as President [Minority Leader] under subsection (d) of this Section shall not be considered in the calculation of the Senator’s service.