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 Bill Status of HB2545  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-SUICIDE PREVENTION

House Sponsors
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer - Fred Crespo, Gregory Harris, Avery Bourne, Frances Ann Hurley, Emanuel Chris Welch, Natalie A. Manley, Katie Stuart, David S. Olsen, LaToya Greenwood, Sheri Jesiel, John Cavaletto and John Connor

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Chuck Weaver - Wm. Sam McCann, Chris Nybo, Steven M. Landek and Patricia Van Pelt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/28/2017HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.166
105 ILCS 5/10-22.39
105 ILCS 5/34-18.7from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.7


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. With regard to training to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior, requires all personnel (rather than specific personnel) to undergo the training annually. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, requires this training to include a school district's policy on suicide awareness and prevention; makes related changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.166

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With regard to training to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior, requires school personnel who work with pupils in grades 5 through 12 to undergo the training annually (rather than requiring school guidance counselors, teachers, school social workers, and other school personnel who work with pupils in grades 7 through 12 to undergo the training). Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with the following change: Requires school personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten (rather than 5) through 12 to be trained annually. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as engrossed, with the following changes. With respect to school districts other than the Chicago school district, provides that at least once every 2 years at an in-service training program or at another appropriate time when school personnel are scheduled to be in attendance and in addition to other topics covered at training throughout the school year, school personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten through 12 shall be trained to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth and shall be taught appropriate intervention and referral techniques (instead of providing that in addition to other topics at in-service training programs, school personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten through 12 shall be trained annually to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth and shall be taught appropriate intervention and referral techniques). With respect to the Chicago school district, provides that school personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten through 12 shall be trained at least once every 2 years to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth and shall be taught various intervention techniques and that the training shall be provided (i) within the framework of existing in-service training programs offered by the school board, (ii) as part of required professional development activities, or (iii) at another appropriate time when school personnel are scheduled to be in attendance (instead of providing that school personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten through 12 shall be trained annually to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth and shall be taught various intervention techniques and that the training shall be provided within the framework of existing in-service training programs offered by the school board or as part of required professional development activities). Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/13/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/29/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 019-000-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 018-000-000
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 096-000-000
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sheri Jesiel
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Cavaletto
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Education
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Chuck Weaver
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/9/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/10/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  5/11/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/16/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/16/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 011-000-000
  5/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2017
  5/19/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/26/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/28/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  9/28/2017HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  10/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor

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