90th General Assembly
Summary of HJRCA0009
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CON AMEND-SCHOOL FUNDING                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Proposes  to  amend  the  Education  Article  of   the   Illinois      
   Constitution.   In  the  Section relating to the goal of free schools,      
   deletes  language  which  provides  that   the   State   has   primary      
   responsibility  for  financing the system of public education.  Adds a      
   new Section relating to funding and accountability for elementary  and      
   secondary   education.   Requires  the  General  Assembly  to  provide      
   criteria and incentives for  an  efficient,  high  quality  system  of      
   elementary   and   secondary   public  education,  including  funding,      
   educational achievement, and  accountability.   Requires  the  General      
   Assembly  to  establish  and  review,  at least every 2 years, the per      
   pupil level of financial support, to  provide  for  a  combination  of      
   State   and   local   funds   to  meet  foundation  level  of  support      
   requirements, and to  substantially  reduce  in  the  aggregate  taxes      
   levied  by  school districts upon real property.  Provides that in the      
   aggregate at least half of the funding necessary  for  the  foundation      
   level must be provided by the State from State resources and prohibits      
   more  than  half  of  the  funding  for  the  foundation  level in the      
   aggregate from being provided from  taxes  levied  on  real  property.      
   Requires  the  General  Assembly  to  provide  by law for supplemental      
   funding, above the foundation level,  from  State,  local,  and  other      
   resources.   Requires  implementation of the amendment's provisions by      
   the General Assembly on or  before  May  30,  1999.    Effective  upon      
   approval by the electors.                                                   
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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