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 Bill Status of HB0213  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCHOOL CHOICE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - Daniel J. Burke - Mary E. Flowers - Litesa E. Wallace - William Davis, Cynthia Soto, Carol Ammons and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Mattie Hunter - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Iris Y. Martinez, Patricia Van Pelt and Donne E. Trotter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/8/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0466

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
20 ILCS 1605/7.4a new
35 ILCS 5/203from Ch. 120, par. 2-203


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the School Choice Act. Provides findings and declarations of policy. Establishes the School Choice Program. Provides that under the program the custodian of a qualifying pupil is entitled to a School Choice Scholarship to pay for qualified education expenses at participating nonpublic schools. Requires the principal of each public school to notify custodians of qualifying pupils of the availability of scholarships. Requires custodians to apply to the State Board of Education for a scholarship and provide documentation as to eligibility. Requires the State Board to issue a scholarship to custodians who have made proper application and to honor the scholarship when presented for payment by a nonpublic school. Provides for the amount of a scholarship. Provides that the scholarship may be renewed each year through the 12th grade so long as the pupil and custodian remain eligible. Contains funding provisions. Provides that the amount received under the program shall not be considered base income for purposes of Illinois' income tax. Requires the State Board to submit a report to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2020. Provides criminal penalties for certain violations. Requires the State Board to adopt rules to implement the Act. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2021. Amends the Illinois Lottery Law and the Illinois Income Tax Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
20 ILCS 1605/7.4a new
35 ILCS 5/203
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 1605/2from Ch. 120, par. 1152

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Provides that any money transferred from the State Lottery Fund to the Common School Fund shall be supplemental to, and not in lieu of, any other money due to be transferred to the Common School Fund by law or appropriation.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes: Provides that the provisions concerning the transfer of money from the State Lottery Fund to the Common School Fund begin with Fiscal Year 2018 and every year thereafter.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/5/2016HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  2/15/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/15/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/8/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/8/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 018-000-000
  3/8/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 082-022-000
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/14/2017HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/14/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/15/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  3/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/15/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/15/2017SenateFirst Reading
  3/15/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Education
  5/3/2017SenateDo Pass Education; 009-002-000
  5/3/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 4, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
  5/23/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/23/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 011-000-000
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/29/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/29/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Lightford
  5/29/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/29/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/29/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  5/29/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/30/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/30/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 016-000-000
  6/23/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 097-002-000
  6/23/2017HouseHouse Concurs
  6/23/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  7/21/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  9/8/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  9/8/2017HouseEffective Date June 1, 2018
  9/8/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0466

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