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 Bill Status of HB2977  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-CURSIVE WRITING

House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Sue Scherer - Kathleen Willis - Deb Conroy - LaToya Greenwood, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Frances Ann Hurley, Juliana Stratton, Mary E. Flowers, La Shawn K. Ford, Natalie A. Manley, Katie Stuart, John C. D'Amico, Luis Arroyo, Theresa Mah, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Silvana Tabares, Sonya M. Harper, Litesa E. Wallace, Carol Ammons, Camille Y. Lilly, Rita Mayfield, Emily McAsey, Justin Slaughter, Michael Halpin, Jerry Costello, II, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Barbara Wheeler, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Cynthia Soto, David A. Welter, Nick Sauer and Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/12/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Total Veto

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-20.7 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction practicing writing in cursive.

 Fiscal Note (IL State Board of Education)
 HB 2977 will not have a fiscal impact on the State Board of Education. HB 2977 will have a fiscal impact on school districts; however, the specific amount is not known.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This legislation does not create a State mandate.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires public elementary schools, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, to offer at least one unit of instruction in cursive writing. Provides that school districts shall, by policy, determine at what grade level or levels students are to be offered cursive writing, provided that such instruction must be offered before students complete grade 5. Effective July 1, 2018.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/8/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 011-006-000
  3/8/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/10/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/13/2017HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/13/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/14/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/23/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/23/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/5/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2017HouseNote / Motion Filed - Note Act Does Not Apply Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/5/2017HouseMotion Prevailed 061-052-000
  4/5/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Request is Inapplicable
  4/5/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/6/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/11/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/11/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  4/26/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 067-048-000
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/27/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  4/27/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/27/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/27/2017SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2017SenateAssigned to Education
  5/8/2017SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/9/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/19/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 26, 2017
  5/23/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  5/23/2017SenateWaive Posting Notice
  5/24/2017SenateDo Pass Education; 010-001-001
  5/24/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 25, 2017
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/24/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/25/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 26, 2017
  5/25/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 008-001-001
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/30/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/30/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/30/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Lightford
  5/30/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/30/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/30/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 041-015-000
  5/30/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/30/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  6/25/2017HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 062-038-000
  6/25/2017HouseHouse Concurs
  6/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  7/24/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  9/22/2017HouseGovernor Vetoed
  10/12/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Total Veto
  10/17/2017HouseMotion Filed Override Governor Veto Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

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