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 Bill Status of HB3754  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-ST CHARTER SCH COMM

House Sponsors
Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia - Stephanie A. Kifowit - Kelly M. Cassidy, Robert F. Martwick, Kenneth Dunkin, Ann Williams, Esther Golar, Maria Antonia Berrios, Barbara Flynn Currie, La Shawn K. Ford, Arthur Turner, Mary E. Flowers, Rita Mayfield, Greg Harris, Cynthia Soto, Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr., William Davis and Elizabeth Hernandez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Mattie Hunter - William Delgado and Emil Jones, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27A-3
105 ILCS 5/27A-5
105 ILCS 5/27A-8
105 ILCS 5/27A-9
105 ILCS 5/27A-12
30 ILCS 105/5.796 rep.
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5 rep.
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.10 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code and the State Finance Act. Repeals provisions in the Charter Schools Law and the State Finance Act concerning the State Charter School Commission; makes related changes. Removes a provision allowing a school board to develop its own process for receiving charter school proposals. Requires the State Board of Education to compile annual evaluations of charter schools received from school boards and prepare an annual report on charter schools (instead of requiring school boards to submit to the State Board any information required by the State Board pursuant to rule). Makes changes concerning the report the State Board issues to the General Assembly and the Governor. Effective July 1, 2014.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.796 rep.
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5 rep.
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.10 rep.
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.796
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.10

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Finance Act and the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Provides that on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the State Charter School Commission is abolished and the terms of all members end. Provides that all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and pending business of the Commission are transferred to the State Board of Education. Makes related changes. Effective July 1, 2014.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not create a State mandate.

 Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not pre-empt home rule authority

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Illinois State Board of Education)
 If HB 3754 transfers the appeals process for charter school denials back to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), ISBE will experience an increase in workload proportionate to the amount of work currently managed by the State Charter School Commission. The Commission is staffed by two full time employees. At present the State Board has one full time employee and one .8 FTE employee working on charter school matters; these two employees handle all of the State Board's responsibilities for charter school work, including but not limited to certification of all charter schools, technical assistance for various constituencies including members of the General Assembly, compiling and reporting through the Biennial Charter Report, applying to the U.S. Department of Education for various charter school program grants, and multiple other discrete functions. The operations of the State Charter School Commission are currently not funded by any State General Revenue Funds. Instead the operations are covered by private donations and a fee paid by charters authorized by the Commission. In both FY 13 and FY 14 revenue generated by these two means was approximately $337,000 and $417,000 respectively. The State Board of Education would not have the authority under House Amendment 1 to HB 3754 to charge a fee to schools it had authorized or to fundraise in the same way as the Commission. Without additional appropriation from some resources to assume the duties of the Commission, existing ISBE staff will be pressed to take on additional responsibilities.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/27A-9.5 new
105 ILCS 5/27A-9.10 new
105 ILCS 5/27A-9.15 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Finance Act and the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Abolishes the State Charter School Commission and transfers all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and pending business of the Commission to the State Board of Education; makes related changes. Makes changes concerning the definition of "authorizer" and an authorizer's powers and duties; the virtual-schooling report; the State Charter School Commission Fund (renamed the State Board Charter Appeal and Charter Authorization Fund); decisions to renew, not renew, or revoke a charter and appeals; the creation of a Charter School Appeals Board; the issuance of a report to the General Assembly and the Governor; charter schools authorized by the State Board; and annual appropriations and fees.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/7/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  11/7/2013HouseFirst Reading
  11/7/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/17/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  1/17/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  1/30/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/30/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/13/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  2/18/2014HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  2/20/2014HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. John M. Cabello
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  2/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Meier
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  2/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  3/4/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  3/5/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/5/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 010-003-000
  3/6/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/6/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/6/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/6/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr.
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/7/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/7/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  3/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 078-033-001
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/20/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  3/20/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 21, 2014
  3/20/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/21/2014SenateFirst Reading
  3/21/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/24/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/6/2014SenateAssigned to Education
  5/9/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/9/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/12/2014SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/12/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/13/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/13/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/14/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 008-005-000
  5/14/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2014
  5/15/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2014
  5/16/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/23/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/23/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/23/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 034-022-002
  5/23/2014HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/27/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/27/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  5/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  5/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  5/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Meier
  5/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/28/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/28/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/28/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  5/30/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 012-000-000
  5/30/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Lost 004-100-000
  6/30/2014HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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