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 Bill Status of HB5537  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-ST BD ED INTERVENTIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Robert W. Pritchard - Monique D. Davis - Esther Golar - Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., William Davis, Linda Chapa LaVia, Elizabeth Hernandez, Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Robert Rita

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Heather A. Steans - Iris Y. Martinez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-1155

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25dfrom Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25d
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25e-5 new
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25ffrom Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25f
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25f-5 new
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25gfrom Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25g
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25hfrom Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25h
105 ILCS 5/10-10from Ch. 122, par. 10-10
115 ILCS 5/2from Ch. 48, par. 1702
105 ILCS 5/3-14.28 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Makes changes concerning State Board of Education actions for schools or school districts that remain on academic watch status. Removes current provisions governing the removal of school board members and the appointment of an Independent Authority. Provides for assistance to lower performing districts. Provides that the State Board has the power to direct the State Superintendent of Education to remove a school board in a district having a population of not more than 500,000. Provides that the State Board may require identified priority districts to seek accreditation through an independent accreditation organization chosen by the State Board and paid for by the State. Allows the State Board to direct the State Superintendent to remove school board members in any district in which the district is unable to obtain accreditation in whole or in part due to reasons related to school board governance. Provides that upon removal of the school board, the State Superintendent shall establish an Independent Authority. Provides that, upon establishment of an Independent Authority to operate the district, the State Superintendent shall appoint members to serve on the Independent Authority. Provides that the Independent Authority shall have all of the powers and duties of a school board and all other powers necessary to meet its responsibilities and to carry out its purposes and that may be requisite or proper for the maintenance, operation, and development of any school or schools under the jurisdiction of the Independent Authority. Sets forth provisions concerning emergency financial assistance, the suspension of school board elections, reports, assistance, the abolition of an Independent Authority, and indemnification and protection from suit. Effective immediately.

 Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
 There are no penalty enhancements associated with this bill. The bill would have no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this bill; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
 This introduced Bill does not have any significant fiscal impact on the State of Illinois.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 5537 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Pension Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 5537 will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 HB 5537 would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois State Board of Education)
 The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) does not estimate additional fiscal impact to the State as a result of HB 5537 as the State Board is already performing many of the legislative requirements of the bill. HB 5537 better defines the parameters for when ISBE can intervene in failing school districts by removing the school board and establishing an independent authority.

 Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 HB 5537 does not pre-empt home rule authority.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 HB 5537 does not create a State mandate.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that at no one time may the State Board of Education remove more than 4 school boards and establish Independent Authorities. With respect to the factors an accreditation entity must consider when determining if the school board of a priority district has failed to meet the standards for accreditation specifically related to school board governance, removes language that provides that (i) a board does not have to have engaged in any specific number of the factors nor does it have to have failed in all of the areas in order to be removed and (ii) the accreditation entity does not have to make a finding as to each of the factors.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Makes changes concerning the factors that the accreditation entity shall consider when considering if a board has failed in certain areas.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/13/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  3/3/2014HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/14/2014HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseBalanced Budget Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseCorrectional Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseHome Rule Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseJudicial Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HousePension Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseState Debt Impact Note Requested by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/14/2014HouseCorrectional Note Filed
  3/14/2014HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  3/17/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/17/2014HouseBalanced Budget Note Filed
  3/17/2014HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  3/17/2014HousePension Note Filed
  3/18/2014HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  3/18/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/18/2014HouseJudicial Note Filed
  3/19/2014HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/19/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/19/2014HouseHome Rule Note Filed
  3/19/2014HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  3/19/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/20/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 012-000-000
  3/20/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/2/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/2/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/8/2014HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/8/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/9/2014HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/9/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/10/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 077-025-008
  4/10/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/10/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/10/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/10/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 29, 2014
  4/10/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/11/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  11/13/2014SenateAssigned to Education
  11/14/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  11/19/2014SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As December 4, 2014
  11/19/2014SenateDo Pass Education; 011-000-002
  11/19/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading November 20, 2014
  11/20/2014SenateSecond Reading
  11/20/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading December 2, 2014
  12/4/2014Senate3/5 Vote Required
  12/4/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 041-006-003
  12/4/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  12/8/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  1/9/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  1/9/2015HouseEffective Date January 9, 2015
  1/9/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-1155

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