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 Bill Status of SB3004  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Toi W. Hutchinson - William Delgado - Patricia Van Pelt, Napoleon Harris, III, Emil Jones, III, Donne E. Trotter, Michael Noland, Iris Y. Martinez, Mattie Hunter and Antonio Muņoz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-22.6from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.6
105 ILCS 5/13A-11
105 ILCS 5/27A-5
105 ILCS 5/34-19from Ch. 122, par. 34-19


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code with respect to the suspension and expulsion of pupils. Provides for the expulsion of pupils by removing a pupil from a school or educational setting for a period of more than 10 school days for posing a significant threat of imminent serious harm to other pupils or to staff (instead of providing for the expulsion of pupils guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct). Provides for the suspension of pupils by removing a pupil from a school or educational setting for a period of not more than 10 days for a serious act of misconduct (instead of providing for the suspension of pupils guilty of gross disobedience or misconduct); makes related changes. Sets forth limitations on out-of-school suspensions. Requires behavioral support services and alternative educational services to be provided to certain students. Provides that, unless otherwise required by statute for a specific criminal offense, a student may not be arrested or otherwise cited for a criminal offense committed during school hours while on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or at a school activity or school-sanctioned event unless the offense constitutes a felony or the student has committed an identical offense within the preceding 6 months. Requires reports to be made for certain incidents. Provides that students may not be counseled by any school employee to leave school voluntarily in order to avoid formal disciplinary proceedings or because of any other disciplinary concerns. Provides that a student may not be issued a monetary fine or fee as a disciplinary consequence. Provides for charter school and alternative school application.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/10-20.14from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.14

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Makes changes concerning student discipline policies and the parent-teacher advisory committee, the creation of memoranda of understanding with local law enforcement agencies that clearly define law enforcement's role in schools, the actions for which a student may be expelled, what an expulsion order must include, the actions for which a student may be suspended, the duration of a suspension from riding the school bus, what a suspension order must include, the use of school exclusions by school officials, a prohibition on zero-tolerance policies, when out-of-school suspensions of 3 days or less may be used, when out-of-school suspensions of longer than 3 days may be used, when expulsions and disciplinary removals to alternative schools may be used, the provision of appropriate behavioral support services, the continuation of educational services for suspended or expelled students, professional development on the adverse consequences of school exclusion and justice-system involvement, effective classroom management strategies, culturally responsive discipline, and developmentally appropriate disciplinary methods that promote positive and healthy school climates, a prohibition on a student being arrested or otherwise cited for a criminal offense committed during school hours while on school grounds, in school vehicles, or at school activities or school-sanctioned events unless certain offenses are involved, school employees and officials retaining their authority and discretion under existing law to address situations through the existing school discipline structure, a written report for all incidents resulting in an out-of-school suspension longer than 3 days, expulsion, removal to an alternative setting, school-based arrest, or school-based criminal citation, a prohibition on school officials advising or encouraging students to disenroll from school voluntarily due to behavioral or academic difficulties, and a prohibition on issuing a monetary fine or fee as a disciplinary consequence. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/7/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/18/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/19/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  2/19/2014SenateAssigned to Education
  2/19/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  2/19/2014SenateSponsor Removed Sen. William Delgado
  2/26/2014SenatePostponed - Education
  3/5/2014SenatePostponed - Education
  3/20/2014SenatePostponed - Education
  3/21/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/21/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/25/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  3/25/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/26/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 009-005-000
  3/26/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 27, 2014
  3/27/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/1/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  4/2/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/7/2014SenateSecond Reading
  4/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 8, 2014
  4/7/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/8/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Education
  4/8/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  4/11/2014SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 1, 2014
  4/29/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/5/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/8/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  7/1/2014SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  7/1/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Re-referred to Assignments; Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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