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 Bill Status of SB1223  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ACCELERATED PLACEMENT ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Chuck Weaver - David Koehler - Dan McConchie, Sue Rezin, Melinda Bush, Karen McConnaughay, Iris Y. Martinez, Don Harmon and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Camille Y. Lilly - Robert W. Pritchard - Mike Fortner - Litesa E. Wallace, Nick Sauer, Sonya M. Harper, Kathleen Willis, Stephanie A. Kifowit and Al Riley)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0421

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Accelerated Placement Act. Provides that any student in a school district may be referred by a teacher, administrator, gifted education specialist, guidance counselor, school psychologist, or parent or legal guardian to the principal for evaluation for possible accelerated placement. Allows accelerated placement to include, but not be limited to, early entrance to kindergarten or first grade, accelerating a student in a single subject, compacting curriculum, concurrent enrollment, credit by examination, online learning courses, Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate programs, grade acceleration, grade telescoping, and early high school graduation. Sets forth evaluation and appeal guidelines. Provides for the creation of an acceleration evaluation committee to evaluate a child for accelerated placement. Sets forth procedures for accelerated placement and evaluation of the placement. Requires school districts to report certain statistics to the State Board of Education, and for the State Board to create reports regarding accelerated placement. Provides that the State Board may adopt rules to implement the Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Accelerated Placement Act. Requires each school district to have a policy that allows for accelerated placement. Sets forth required components of the policy. Requires school districts to report certain data concerning evaluations for accelerated placement and grants of accelerated placement to the State Board of Education. Requires the State Board to publish an annual report of the data. Requires the State Board to develop and disseminate guidance concerning accelerated students by January 1, 2018. Allows the State Board to adopt rules to implement the Act. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/Art. 14A heading
105 ILCS 5/14A-15
105 ILCS 5/14A-17 new
105 ILCS 5/14A-25
105 ILCS 5/14A-32 new
105 ILCS 5/14A-35

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Gifted and Talented Children Article of the School Code. Renames the Article the Gifted and Talented Children and Children Eligible for Accelerated Placement Article. Provides that provisions concerning non-discrimination include non-discrimination for access to accelerated placement. Provides that school districts shall have a policy that allows for accelerated placement. Sets forth both required and optional components of the policy. Requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules to determine data to be collected regarding accelerated placement and a method of making the information available to the public. Defines "accelerated placement". Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2018.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/7/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/10/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  2/15/2017SenateAssigned to Education
  3/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/7/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/8/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/8/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/9/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  3/14/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/15/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/15/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/15/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/15/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/29/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/30/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/30/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/30/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/5/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 012-000-000
  4/5/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 6, 2017
  4/5/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
  4/5/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/6/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/7/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/3/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/3/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/3/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/3/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/10/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/11/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/11/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/11/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/15/2017HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2017HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/24/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 015-000-000
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/28/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 099-011-000
  5/28/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/28/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/28/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/28/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
  5/29/2017SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 30, 2017
  5/29/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/29/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Education
  5/30/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 008-000-000
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 053-001-000
  5/31/2017SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/25/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/25/2017SenateEffective Date July 1, 2018
  8/25/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0421

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