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 Bill Status of HB4207  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-BULLYING PREVENTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Laura Fine - Mike Smiddy - Barbara Wheeler - Jerry F. Costello, II, Linda Chapa LaVia, Al Riley, Lou Lang, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Deborah Conroy, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Cynthia Soto, Monique D. Davis, Robert F. Martwick, Emanuel Chris Welch, Anna Moeller, Jack D. Franks, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Jehan A. Gordon-Booth, Camille Y. Lilly, Kenneth Dunkin, Michael J. Zalewski, Maria Antonia Berrios, Daniel J. Burke, Robyn Gabel, Sam Yingling and Kelly M. Cassidy

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ira I. Silverstein - Melinda Bush - Kimberly A. Lightford, William Delgado and Martin A. Sandoval)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/1/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0801

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


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning bullying prevention, prohibits a student from being subjected to bullying through the transmission of information from a computer that is accessed at a nonschool-related location, activity, function, or program or from the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased, or used by a school district or school if the bullying substantially interferes with or limits the victim's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by a school or substantially disrupts the educational process or orderly operation of a school. Provides that the definition of bullying includes cyber-bullying; defines "cyber-bullying". Provides that a school district's or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school's policy on bullying shall include a process to investigate whether a reported act of bullying is within the scope of the district or school and, if not, a process for referral of such an act to the appropriate jurisdiction. Requires computers without web-filtering software or computers with web-filtering software that is disabled to be used when complaints of cyber-bullying are investigated. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes the amendatory language that prohibits a student from being subjected to bullying through the transmission of information from a computer that is accessed at a nonschool-related location, activity, function, or program or from the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased, or used by a school district or school if the bullying substantially disrupts the educational process or orderly operation of a school. Removes the amendatory language that requires computers without web-filtering software or computers with web-filtering software that is disabled to be used when complaints of cyber-bullying are investigated. Changes the effective date to January 1, 2015 (instead of effective immediately).

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning bullying prevention, prohibits a student from being subjected to bullying through the transmission of information from a computer that is accessed at a nonschool-related location, activity, function, or program or from the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased, or used by a school district or school if the bullying causes a substantial disruption to the educational process or orderly operation of a school. Provides that the definition of bullying includes cyber-bullying; defines "cyber-bullying". Provides that a school district's or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school's policy on bullying shall include a process to investigate whether a reported act of bullying is within the permissible scope of the district's or school's jurisdiction and shall require that the district or school provide the victim with information regarding services that are available within the district and community, such as counseling, support services, and other programs. Effective January 1, 2015.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning bullying prevention, prohibits a student from being subjected to bullying through the transmission of information from a computer that is accessed at a nonschool-related location, activity, function, or program or from the use of technology or an electronic device that is not owned, leased, or used by a school district or school if the bullying causes a substantial disruption to the educational process or orderly operation of a school. Provides that the definition of bullying includes cyber-bullying; defines "cyber-bullying". Provides that a school district's or non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school's policy or implementing procedure on bullying shall include a process to investigate whether a reported act of bullying is within the permissible scope of the district's or school's jurisdiction and shall require that the district or school provide the victim with information regarding services that are available within the district and community, such as counseling, support services, and other programs. Effective January 1, 2015.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/14/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  1/15/2014HouseFirst Reading
  1/15/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/28/2014HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  1/31/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/4/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  2/4/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  2/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/25/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 011-002-000
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/4/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  4/4/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 010-003-000
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  4/8/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/8/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry F. Costello, II
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/9/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/9/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon-Booth
  4/9/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/9/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/9/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/9/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/9/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 085-021-000
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  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
  4/23/2014SenateAssigned to Education
  4/23/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/29/2014SenatePostponed - Education
  4/30/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/7/2014SenateDo Pass Education; 009-004-000
  5/7/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 8, 2014
  5/13/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2014
  5/13/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/20/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/20/2014SenateThird Reading - Consideration Postponed
  5/20/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed May 21, 2014
  5/22/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 032-018-000
  5/22/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/9/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  8/1/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  8/1/2014HouseEffective Date January 1, 2015
  8/1/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0801

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