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 Bill Status of HB4025  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-REQUIRE CIVICS COURSE

House Sponsors
Rep. Deb Conroy - Barbara Flynn Currie - Laura Fine - William Davis - Silvana Tabares, Carol Sente, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Natalie A. Manley, Sam Yingling, Frances Ann Hurley, La Shawn K. Ford, Emanuel Chris Welch, Litesa E. Wallace, Kathleen Willis, Linda Chapa LaVia, Martin J. Moylan, Michelle Mussman, Kelly M. Cassidy, Sue Scherer, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Katherine Cloonen, Al Riley, Robert Martwick, Camille Y. Lilly, Robyn Gabel, John Bradley, Cynthia Soto, Elizabeth Hernandez, Monique D. Davis, Will Guzzardi and Edward J. Acevedo

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Thomas Cullerton - Iris Y. Martinez - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Mattie Hunter - Don Harmon, William Delgado, Michael Noland, Heather A. Steans, Ira I. Silverstein, Terry Link, Michael Connelly, Napoleon Harris, III, Kwame Raoul, Donne E. Trotter and Toi W. Hutchinson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/21/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0434

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-4.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Subject to funds being made available from the State Board of Education from appropriations for this purpose, requires every public high school to include in its curriculum a separate civics course of study with the goal of helping young people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives. Sets forth the focuses of the course content.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/6z-101 new
30 ILCS 105/5.866 new

Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Civics Education Assistance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury, with money in the Fund being used by the State Board of Education to provide funding for civics courses and professional development of civics content and skills. Provides that gifts, grants, and donations for those purposes from public and private sources shall be deposited into the Fund.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 105/6z-101 new
30 ILCS 105/5.866 new
105 ILCS 5/27-4.5 new
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/27-22from Ch. 122, par. 27-22

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that of the 2 years of social studies required of high school students, at least one semester must be civics, which shall help young people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives. Provides that course content shall focus on government institutions, the discussion of current and controversial issues, service learning, and simulations of the democratic process. Allows school districts to utilize private funding available for the purposes of offering civics education.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/27/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/27/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/27/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2015HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/18/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/23/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/25/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/25/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 014-006-001
  3/25/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  4/10/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 020-002-000
  4/16/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/16/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  4/16/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/23/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  4/24/2015HouseMotion - Move to Previous Question Rep. David B. Reis
  4/24/2015HouseMotion Prevailed
  4/24/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 081-029-000
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/28/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/28/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/28/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/28/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/28/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/29/2015SenateAssigned to Education
  5/4/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/6/2015SenatePostponed - Education
  5/7/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/12/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/13/2015SenateDo Pass Education; 011-002-001
  5/13/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2015
  5/13/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/18/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/19/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/19/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/20/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2015
  5/22/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  5/29/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/29/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/30/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 046-007-002
  5/30/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  8/21/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  8/21/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016
  8/21/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0434

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