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 Bill Status of SB3466  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-TRUANT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Patricia Van Pelt - Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Iris Y. Martinez - Jacqueline Y. Collins and Omar Aquino

House Sponsors
(Rep. William Davis - Litesa E. Wallace, Camille Y. Lilly, Linda Chapa LaVia, Rita Mayfield, LaToya Greenwood, Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Theresa Mah)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/29/2018SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-22.6from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.6
105 ILCS 5/26-2afrom Ch. 122, par. 26-2a
105 ILCS 5/26-19 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires a school district to make reasonable efforts to provide ongoing professional development to teachers, administrators, school board members, school resource officers, and staff on the appropriate and available supportive services for the promotion of student attendance and engagement. In the Article governing compulsory attendance of pupils, provides that the term "valid cause" for absence includes when a person who has custody or control of a child withholds the child from school due to a bona fide dispute over special education services or placement that is being addressed through the child's individualized education program, federal Section 504 plan, mediation, or a due process hearing. Provides that a school district may not refer a truant, chronic truant, or truant minor to any other local public entity for the purpose of issuing the child a fine or fee as punishment for the child's absence from school; defines "local public entity." Allows a school district to refer any person having custody or control of a truant, chronic truant, or truant minor to any other local public entity for the purpose of issuing the person a fine or fee for the child's absence from school if all appropriate and available supportive services have been exhausted and the person has knowingly and willfully permitted the child's truant behavior to continue.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/26-19 new
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/26-12from Ch. 122, par. 26-12

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires a school district to make reasonable efforts to provide ongoing professional development to teachers, administrators, school board members, school resource officers, and staff on the appropriate and available supportive services for the promotion of student attendance and engagement. In the Article governing compulsory attendance of pupils, provides that the term "valid cause" for absence means a circumstance which causes reasonable concern to the parent for the mental, emotional, or physical health or safety of the student, amongst other meanings (rather than concern for the safety or health of the student). Provides that a school district may not refer a truant, chronic truant, or truant minor to any other local public entity for that local public entity to issue the child a fine or fee as punishment for his or her truancy. Allows a school district to refer any person having custody or control of a truant, chronic truant, or truant minor to any other local public entity for that local public entity to issue the person a fine or fee for the child's truancy only if the school district's truant officer, regional office of education, or intermediate service center has been notified and all appropriate and available supportive services and other school resources have been offered to the child; specifies appropriate and available services for certain children referred to a municipality. Provides that before a school district may refer a person having custody or control of a child to another local public entity, the school district must document any appropriate and available supportive services offered to the child.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/16/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/16/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/16/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  2/16/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/20/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/20/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/27/2018SenateAssigned to Education
  2/28/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/14/2018SenatePostponed - Education
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/11/2018SenateDo Pass Education; 011-000-000
  4/11/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2018
  4/12/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/12/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Education
  4/23/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 24, 2018
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 010-000-000
  4/26/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Lightford
  4/26/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-003-000
  4/26/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/26/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2018HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/17/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 018-000-000
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/25/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/29/2018HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  5/29/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  5/29/2018HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 077-039-000
  5/29/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah

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