CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL — State Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) introduced legislation in February that, if passed, would set term limits for the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, president of the Illinois Senate, and House and Senate minority leaders. On Wednesday, the term limits bill unanimously passed the House Executive Committee.

House Bill 642 would limit all leadership positions for both parties and both chambers to 10 years. If the legislation were to pass both chambers and be signed into law, it would take effect at the beginning of the 103rd General Assembly, or the second Wednesday in January 2023.

DeLuca issued the following statement on Wednesday, following the unanimous passage of his leadership term limits bill out of the House Executive Committee:

“While today marks a solid first step forward in restoring the public’s trust in government, it also indicates a new way forward for the Illinois House of Representatives,” Deluca said. “My hope is that the unanimous passage of my legislation placing term limits on legislative leadership out of the House Executive will provide the bipartisan momentum necessary for it to advance when it is considered by the entire House of Representatives.”

The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Jim Durkin, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Ryan Spain and Jehan Gordon-Booth, among many others. See a full list of co-sponsors and history of the legislation, here.

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