The Batinick Blueprint: Citizen Recall

I filed House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4 (HJRCA 4) to create a recall process for any elected official in Illinois. Under the proposal, the hurdles to recall an elected official are tall, but not impossible. This system would be the first recall system in the country to require a 60% threshold. It balances the desire for an effective system with the need to stop gratuitous recalls. I filed HJRCA 6 to allow citizens to vote to overturn any law passed by the legislature and I also introduced legislation, House Bill 340, to create the Local Government Elected Official Recall Act for local officeholders.

It is time to give some power back to the people of Illinois and these proposed amendments and legislation accomplish that if enacted.

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