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 Bill Status of HB4495  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. André Thapedi - Joe Sosnowski - Elizabeth Hernandez - Juliana Stratton - Jerry Costello, II, Emanuel Chris Welch, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., LaToya Greenwood and Theresa Mah

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/27/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Vocational Academy Opportunity Act. Creates 2 vocational academies, one located in Cook County and the other in St. Clair County, which shall be residential institutions. Provides that each academy shall be a State agency, funded by State appropriations, private contributions, and endowments. Provides that the academies shall be governed by a single Board of Trustees for the collective operation and oversight of the academies. Provides for the membership of the Board. Specifies the duties and powers of the Board. Provides that each academy shall be empowered to lease or purchase real and personal property on commercially reasonable terms for the use by the academy.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that each academy shall be located within 5 miles (rather than one mile) of a major interstate. Provides that each academy shall offer a program of secondary coursework that is appropriate for high school students and that offers the courses that meet the requirements of a high school diploma (rather than may offer a program of secondary and postsecondary coursework). Makes changes to the membership of the Board of Trustees. Provides that the Board of Trustees is authorized to enter into agreements with institutions of higher education for dual credit. Makes conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/31/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. André Thapedi
  2/2/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/2/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2018HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/7/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 008-003-000
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/7/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/8/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. André Thapedi
  4/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/19/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  4/19/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/19/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. André Thapedi
  4/19/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Executive Committee; 006-003-000
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/26/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. André Thapedi
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/27/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/27/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Withdrawn by Rep. André Thapedi
  4/27/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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