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 Bill Status of HB5707  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-BULLYING POLICY

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Greg Harris - Mike Smiddy, Ann Williams, Camille Y. Lilly, Esther Golar, Linda Chapa LaVia, Monique D. Davis, Kenneth Dunkin, Emanuel Chris Welch, Deborah Conroy, Jack D. Franks, Robyn Gabel, William Davis, Elizabeth Hernandez, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Barbara Flynn Currie, Michelle Mussman, Laura Fine and Sam Yingling

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Heather A. Steans - Patricia Van Pelt - Ira I. Silverstein - Mattie Hunter - Kimberly A. Lightford, William Delgado, Iris Y. Martinez, Don Harmon, Martin A. Sandoval and Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/26/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0669

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-23.7
105 ILCS 5/27A-5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code in provisions concerning bullying prevention. Sets forth definitions for "policy on bullying" and "restorative measures". Makes changes concerning the creation, maintenance, and implementation of a policy on bullying. Deletes the requirement that each school district, charter school, and non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school must communicate its policy on bullying to its students and their parent or guardian on an annual basis. Provides that on an annual basis, school districts, charter schools, and non-public, non-sectarian schools are required to collect, maintain, analyze, and submit to the State Board of Education data relating to the prevalence of bullying within the school district or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school, as well as the climate of the school district or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school. Moves the provision concerning the right to exercise free expression or the free exercise of religion or religiously based views protected under the United States and Illinois Constitutions. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Sets forth specific information regarding reports of bullying that each public elementary and secondary school, charter school, and non-public, non-sectarian elementary and secondary school must collect and maintain (rather than requiring each school district, charter school, and non-public, non-sectarian school to collect, maintain, analyze, and submit to the State Board of Education information relating to the prevalence of bullying within the school district or school, as well as the climate of the school district or school). Requires each public elementary and secondary school to report this information to the superintendent of the school district or his or her designee, and further requires the school district to maintain the aggregate data for all of its schools and make the information available upon request and on its Internet website. Provides that each charter school and non-public, non-sectarian elementary and secondary school shall make the information available upon request and on its Internet website. Provides that all identifying information of any student involved in a report or investigation of bullying shall be redacted from the information maintained. Provides that the State Board of Education may (rather than shall) adopt rules consistent with the bullying prevention provisions.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as engrossed with the following changes. Removes a reference to the Freedom of Speech Article of the Illinois Constitution. In the definition of "policy on bullying", makes changes to the criteria that a bullying prevention policy must meet to qualify under the definition. Provides that every 2 years, each school district, charter school, and non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school shall conduct a review and re-evaluation of its policy on bullying and make any necessary and appropriate revisions (instead of requiring a re-evaluation, re-assessment, and review of the policy, making any necessary revisions and additions). Removes provisions concerning local control over a policy, collecting and maintaining certain information, and State Board of Education rules. Makes technical corrections. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Requires the policy on bullying to contain a policy evaluation process (rather than contain an evaluation and reporting component) to assess the outcomes and effectiveness of the policy that include, but are not limited to, factors such as frequency of victimization; student, staff, and family observations of safety at a school; identification of areas of a school where bullying occurs; the types of bullying utilized; and bystander intervention or participation. Provides that the school district, charter school, or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school may use relevant data and information it already collects for other purposes in the policy evaluation. Provides that this information shall be made available on the Internet website of the school district, charter school, or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school (rather than providing that the information developed as a result of the policy evaluation must be made available on the Internet website of the school district, charter school, or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school and shared with administrators, board members, school personnel, parents, guardians, and students). Further provides that if an Internet website is not available, the information must be provided to school administrators, school board members, school personnel, parents, guardians, and students.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/14/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/27/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/3/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  3/3/2014HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/19/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/20/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 008-002-000
  3/20/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/21/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/21/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/26/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  3/31/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/1/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/1/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/3/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/3/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2014HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2014HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/7/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2014HouseChair Place on Standard Debate
  4/10/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/10/2014HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 064-043-000
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/10/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/10/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 29, 2014
  4/10/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/11/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/17/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/25/2014SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/25/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/28/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/30/2014SenateAssigned to Education
  4/30/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/7/2014SenatePostponed - Education
  5/14/2014SenateDo Pass Education; 010-004-000
  5/14/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2014
  5/14/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/14/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/14/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2014
  5/19/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/20/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/20/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/20/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 009-004-000
  5/20/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/21/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/22/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/23/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/23/2014SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/23/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Steans
  5/23/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Steans
  5/23/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/23/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 037-018-000
  5/23/2014HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/23/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/23/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/23/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/26/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/27/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 009-003-000
  5/27/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 009-002-001
  5/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 075-040-000
  5/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 075-040-000
  5/29/2014HouseHouse Concurs
  5/29/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  6/26/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  6/26/2014HouseEffective Date June 26, 2014
  6/26/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0669

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