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 Bill Status of SB2505  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  EDUC-INTL BACCALAUREATE EXAM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans - Napoleon Harris, III

House Sponsors
(Rep. Carol Ammons - Emanuel Chris Welch, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia and Fred Crespo)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/22/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0624

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 302/30


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the College and Career Success for All Students Act. Provides that scores of 4 or higher on International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme examinations shall be accepted for credit to satisfy degree requirements by all public institutions of higher education. Provides that each institution shall determine for each International Baccalaureate test whether credit will be granted for electives, general education requirements, or major requirements and the International Baccalaureate scores required to grant credit for those purposes. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the College and Career Success for All Students Act. Provides that scores of 4 or higher for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subjects shall be accepted for credit to satisfy degree requirements by all public institutions of higher education. Provides that each institution shall determine for each International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject whether credit will be granted for electives, general education requirements, or major requirements and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject scores required to grant credit for those purposes. Provides that the Board of Higher Education, in cooperation with the Illinois Community College Board, shall analyze each institution's Advanced Placement examination and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject score course granting policy and research by the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year (instead of requiring the Board of Higher Education, in cooperation with the Illinois Community College Board, to analyze each institution's Advanced Placement examination score course granting policy and research by the conclusion of the 2019-2020 academic year). Provides for publication of the policy before the beginning of the 2017-2018 (instead of 2016-2017) academic year. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/9/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/17/2016SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/3/2016SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/9/2016SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/16/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/16/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2016SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/30/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  3/31/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  4/5/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/6/2016SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 010-000-000
  4/6/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 7, 2016
  4/18/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/18/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 19, 2016
  4/21/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/21/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/21/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/21/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/2/2016HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  5/11/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/11/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 014-000-000
  5/12/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  5/19/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/19/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/19/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/19/2016SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2016SenateSent to the Governor
  7/22/2016SenateGovernor Approved
  7/22/2016SenateEffective Date July 22, 2016
  7/22/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0624

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