Rep. Niemerg Co-Sponsors Historic Legislation To Finally Put Term Limits on Legislative Leaders

State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to impose term limits on the legislative leaders in the Illinois General Assembly has passed the House. If the bill passes the Illinois Senate and is signed by the Governor, there will be a 10-year term limit on legislative leaders.

“This legislation represents the beginning of the change that I came to Springfield to be a part of…REFORM,” commented Rep. Adam Niemerg. “Our message is very clear that there is no tolerance for another Speaker Michael Madigan with such concentration of power in one person’s hands.”

House Bill (HB) 642 applies to the positions of Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, and Minority Leader of both the House and Senate. No person may serve more than ten consecutive years as a legislative leader in those leadership roles. The measure would take effect at the start of the next General Assembly, which begins on the second Wednesday in January of 2023.

The bill cleared the House on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 115 to zero with one member voting present. House Bill 642 has passed in the House of Representatives now heads to the Illinois Senate for consideration in that chamber. You may follow the status of this legislation at