Bill Status of SB1557  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM-EXPEL

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Karen McConnaughay - Heather A. Steans - Toi W. Hutchinson - Don Harmon, Daniel Biss, Pamela J. Althoff, Iris Y. Martinez, Mattie Hunter, Omar Aquino, Melinda Bush and Patricia Van Pelt

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.71from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.71
105 ILCS 5/2-3.71afrom Ch. 122, par. 2-3.71a
105 ILCS 5/10-22.6from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.6
225 ILCS 10/5.10 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that early childhood programs receiving State Board of Education grants for preschool educational programs shall prohibit the expulsion of children. Provides instead that when persistent and serious challenging behaviors emerge, the early childhood program shall document steps taken to ensure that the child can participate safely in the program and utilize a range of community resources. Sets forth provisions concerning the creation of a transition plan if there is documented evidence that all available interventions and supports recommended by a qualified professional have been exhausted; temporary removal of a child; the utilization of training, technical support, and professional development resources; and annually reporting to the State Board. Makes related changes. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969 to require the Department of Children and Family Services, in consultation with the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development and the State Board of Education, to adopt rules prohibiting the use of expulsion due to a child's persistent and serious challenging behaviors in licensed day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/22/2017SenateAssigned to Education
  3/1/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/1/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/1/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  3/1/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/2/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/3/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/3/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/8/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/9/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/15/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/15/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/16/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/20/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/20/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/29/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Education
  4/5/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  4/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  4/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Education
  4/5/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/7/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments