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.
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.
“This is a good step and another show of bipartisan compromise in the Senate that will help move Illinois forward,” Sen. Righter said. “We need the House, particularly Speaker Madigan, to follow suit.”