Jim Broadway

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Status of education-related legislation that passed the House and Senate

(Current to August 19.) The bills are labeled by topic. Each bill's number is linked to its "status page" on the General Assembly's web site. From there, you can read its text, see its sponsorship and its legislative history.

Listed first is the bill Gov. JB Pritzker vetoed, followed by the 38 he signed into law. Below the yellow line are bills still awaiting his action, in the order in which the deadlines for the governor's action will arrive. A governor has 60 calendar days to sign or veto a bill If he takes no action, a bill becomes law on the 61st day after the governor receives it.

If you want me to add a bill to the tracking, or if you would like to suggest a more accurate description of a bill's effects, feel free to set me straight. Just click this link to my contact form and have your say. I'll appreciate it. - Jim

Topic Bill # Effect(s) as passed

Date

Public Act Number

Teacher training HB0423 Suspends basic skills test requirement; tweaks other teacher licensure provisions (Rendered moot by SB 1952, see below.)

8/9/2019

Governor Vetoed

District Finance SB0262 Complete state budget for FY 2020; click "Public Act" link and see ISBE's lines starting on page 151

6/5/2019

Public Act 101-0007

Pension SB1814 Raises from 3% to 6% the unpenalized cap on educator pay raises (see pp. 382-386 for text)

6/5/2019

Public Act 101-0010

District Finance SB0028 Revises terms of district funding based on student attendance; regulates "e-learning" programs

6/7/2019

Public Act 101-0012

District Finance SB2096 Among many provisions, appears to direct property tax relief pool grants more to the least affluent districts

6/14/2019

Public Act 101-0017

District Finance HB0062 Appropriates money to the School Construction Fund as well as other funds

6/28/2019

Public Act 101-0029

District Finance SB0690 NO LONGER imposes PTELL on all district; late amendments were adopted for massive gambling expansion

6/28/2019

Public Act 101-0031

School Personnel HB0921 Emplyee rights of educational support personnel who are "RIFed" then rehired within a year are preserved

7/12/2019

Public Act 101-0046

Pension HB1472 Allows TRS members to return to teaching in certain areas through 6/30/2021 without losing pension benefits

7/12/2019

Public Act 101-0049

Student Health HB1475 Comprehensively revises statute on assissting epileptic students experiencing seizures

7/12/2019

Public Act 101-0050

School Boards HB2802 Gives school boards 60 days (now 45) to fill a board vacancy before the Regional Superintendent does it

7/12/2019

Public Act 101-0067

Data Reporting HB2822 Report cards will have to reflect numbers of students in "workplace learning" experiences

7/12/2019

Public Act 101-0068

Student Safety HB2982 Revises provisions requiring specific substitute teacher criminal background check practices

7/12/2019

Public Act 101-0072

Teacher training HB0355 Adds training to improve "social-emotional outcomes for all students"

7/19/2019

Public Act 101-0085

Chicago Public Schools HB2272 Makes governing bodies of contract schools in Chicago subject to the Freedom of Information Act

7/19/2019

Public Act 101-0088

School Personnel HB2605 A speech pathologice holding certain credentials can receive a non-teaching educator license

7/19/2019

Public Act 101-0094

Teacher training HB0035 Puts Grow Your Own Illinois consortium in charge of GYO grants and administration, makes other changes

7/26/2019

Public Act 101-0122

Special Education HB0424 ISBE is to create rules for bilingual interpreters who attend IEP program meetings to assist parents

7/26/2019

Public Act 101-0124

Student Achievements HB2177 Allows districts conditionally to issue diplomas postumously to students killed in U.S. military action

7/26/2019

Public Act 101-0131

Chicago Public Schools HB2205 Requires CPS CEO to post a fiscal report in advance of a proposed school closure

7/26/2019

Public Act 101-0133

Curriculum HB3462 School boards are permitted (not mandated) to offer students courses on hunting safety

7/26/2019

Public Act 101-0152

Parents Rights SB0117 Under the Student Records Act, all rights of parents are transferred to an emancipated student

7/26/2019

Public Act 101-0161

Special Education SB0209 Details statutory revisions in the complicated process of withdrawing from a special education joint agreement

7/26/2019

Public Act 101-0164

Curriculum HB2087 Allows students to take a portion of drivers education training via a "distance learning" process

8/2/2019

Public Act 101-0183

Student Health SB1250 Requires districts to allow students with certain medical conditions to self-medicate as prescribed

8/2/2019

Public Act 101-0205

School Personnel SB1952 Detailed refinements of licensure requirements fo special education and early childhood professionals

8/8/2019

Public Act 101-0220

Student Achievements HB0037 Allows private schools as well as public schools to recognize students' bilingual skills with Biliteracy Seal

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0222

Curriculum HB0246 Requires U.S. history course to "include a study of the roles and contributions" of LGBT people

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0227

Student Safety HB1579 Deals comprehensively with response to students who threaten school property destruction or violence

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0238

Curriculum HB2265 Requires a semester of civics education in grades 6, 7, or 8 starting in 2020-2021 school year

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0254

Chicago Public Schools HB2628 Amends various provisions in the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0263

School Personnel HB3652 Requires counselors to inform students of all "post-secondary education options"

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0290

Charter Schools HB3659 Requires charter school boards to  include a parent of an enrolled students and to undergo training

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0291

School Personnel SB1460 Subject to appropriations, authorizes incentive payment to educators earning "National Board" credentials

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0333

Pension SB1584 Lets Chicago retired teachers teach 120 days (now just 100) without jeopardizing pension benefits

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0340

Curriculum SB1601 Requires inclusion of Illinois history in (also required) course in American history, starting in 2020-2021 school year

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0341

Curriculum SB1694 Allows course in workplace legal protections for students in grades 9-12

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0347

Student Safety SB1731 Allows use of Illinois Mental Health First Aid training program for staff to learn behavioral health "warning signs" 

8/9/2019

Public Act 101-0350

Student Health SB0455 Details requirement for administering cannabis-infused medication to student/registered qualifying patient

8/12/2019

Public Act 101-0370

     

 

 

Topic Bill # Effect(s) as passed

Date

Deadline to Act

Data Reporting HB2868 ISBE must post a "work-based learning database" to facilitate school-business relationships

6/19/2019

8/18/2019

Student Health HB0822 Allows a school to maintain "undesignated" glucagon medication for emergency diabetic student treatment

6/20/2019

8/19/2019

Student Safety HB0160 Enhanced penalties for delivering cannabis to a school do not apply if the building is no longer operational

6/21/2019

8/20/2019

Student Safety SB1658 Subject to appropriations, ISBE is to award grants to school districts for safety and security purposes

6/21/2019

8/20/2019

District Finance SB1746 Allows expansion of Working Cash Fund amounts and purposes

6/21/2019

8/20/2019

Student Health SB1941 Very complex new policy relating to discipline policies and a healthful education environment

6/21/2019

8/20/2019

Student Safety SB2124 Requires expulsion of students who bring certain "look-alike" weapons to school; local discretion is allowed

6/21/2019

8/20/2019

Student Safety SB1798 Requires age-appropriate policy on sexual harassment posted on district web site and in student handbook

6/26/2019

8/25/2019

Teacher training HB0247 Revises credentialing, evaluation and observation requirements relating to drivers education teachers

6/27/2019

8/26/2019

Data Reporting HB0254 Requires districts to report to ISBE, and ISBE to post, data on class sizes, student-teacher ratios, etc.

6/27/2019

8/26/2019

Curriculum HB2165 Amends math course graduation requirement in ways only a math teacher would understand

6/27/2019

8/26/2019

Student Safety HB3550 Requires an "age-appropriate discussion on the meaning of consent" as part of sex-education courses

6/27/2019

8/26/2019

Student Safety HB1561 Makes major changes in law relating to school "threat" assessment and response requirements, resources

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

School Personnel HB2078 Sets and gradually increases minimum salaries of teachers to $40,000 by the 2023-2024 school year

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Student Safety HB2627 Requires parent to be present before student may be detained or questioned concerning a crime

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Parents Rights HB2830 An employer may not fire an employee for being absent to attend school conferences or teacher meetings

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Student Health HB3086 Requires an existing task force to address the needs of students with anger management issues

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Student Achievements HB3237 Spells out specific guidelines for a student to be eligible to receive a "State Seal of Biliteracy"

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Chicago Public Schools HB3302 Details processes for Chicago Public Schools to respond to complains regarding special education students

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Chicago Public Schools HB3586 Comprehensively revises special education requirements applied to Chicago Public Schools

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Student Safety HB3606 Creates the Student Online Personal Protection Act of 2019, especially in relation to student records

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Student Safety HB3687 Requires prosecutors to notify school district if an employee of theirs is arrested on sex offense charges

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Student Safety SB0456 Requires policy on sex abuse investigations including highly detailed provisions

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

School Personnel SB1213 Requires process by which an "unsatisfactory" performance evaluation may be appealed

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Charter Schools SB1226 Abolishes State Charter School Commission; transfers its authority and resources to ISBE

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Student Safety SB1371 Permits districts to have certain "temporary door locking devices" installed on school doors; highly detailed

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Curriculum SB1498 Creates an Agricultural Education Pre-Service Teacher Internship Program; very interesting rural promise

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

School Personnel SB1901 Revises requirements for certain educator licenses; also revises law on district purchasing re bid requirements

6/28/2019

8/27/2019

Curriculum SB2126 Makes education available when it has been "interrupted," ICCB paying the cost

6/28/2019

8/27/2019