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 Bill Status of HJRCA0016  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  EDUCATION FUNDING-NO PROP TAX

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang - William B. Black - Karen A. Yarbrough - Mike Bost, Dave Winters, John A. Fritchey, Harry Osterman, Jack D. Franks, Daniel J. Burke, Marlow H. Colvin, Mike Boland, Lisa M. Dugan, Esther Golar, Patrick J Verschoore, Brandon W. Phelps, Sara Feigenholtz, Robert Rita, Ron Stephens, Robert W. Pritchard, Susana A Mendoza, Thomas Holbrook and Eddie Washington

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/4/2008HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46
 
ILCON Art. X, Sec. 1 


Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend Section 1 of Article X of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that, beginning on the January 1 next occurring 3 years after the Constitutional Amendment takes effect, the State is solely responsible for financing the system of public education and property tax revenue must not be used to finance the system of public education (with an exception). Provides that after the Constitutional Amendment takes effect, the General Assembly shall pass and the Governor shall approve a bill that implements a new funding plan for the system of public education, which plan shall take effect on the January 1 next occurring 3 years after the Constitutional Amendment takes effect. Provides that under the plan (i) no school district may ever receive less from the State in any given school year than the school district received from all local, State, and federal sources for the school year during which the Constitutional Amendment takes effect and (ii) on the January 1 next occurring 3 years after the Constitutional Amendment takes effect, the property tax rate for a school district shall be 0%, which rate may be increased to raise additional funds for the school district if the rate increase is approved by referendum. Effective upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  2/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  2/15/2007HouseRead in Full a First Time
  2/15/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2007HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  3/1/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 013-007-000
  3/1/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  3/20/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  2/26/2008HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/4/2008HouseTabled Pursuant to Rule 46

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