Sen. Laura Fine

Filed: 3/24/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2223 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title; reference to Act. This Act may be
5referred to as Louie's Law.
6    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
722-81 as follows:
8    (105 ILCS 5/22-81)
9    Sec. 22-81. Drug education and youth overdose prevention
10Heroin and opioid prevention program. By July 1, 2024, the The
11State Board of Education and the Department of Human Services
12shall work in consultation with relevant stakeholders,
13including the Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory
14Council, to develop and update substance use prevention and
15recovery resource materials for public elementary and



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1secondary schools. A Substance Use Prevention and Recovery
2Instruction Resource Guide shall be made available on the
3State Board of Education's Internet website and shall be sent
4via electronic mail to all regional offices of education and
5school districts in this State. The Resource Guide shall
6provide guidance for school districts and educators regarding
7student instruction in the topics of substance use prevention
8and recovery at an age and developmentally appropriate level
9and shall be reviewed and updated appropriately based on new
10findings and trends as determined by the State Board of
11Education or the Department of Human Services develop and
12establish a heroin and opioid drug prevention program that
13offers educational materials and instruction on heroin and
14opioid abuse to all school districts in the State for use at
15their respective public elementary and secondary schools. A
16school district's use of the Resource Guide participation in
17the program shall be voluntary. All resources and
18recommendations within the Resource Guide shall align with the
19substance use prevention and recovery related topics within
20the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and
21Health and the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan. The
22Resource Guide shall, at a minimum, include all the following:
23        (1) Age-appropriate, comprehensive, reality-based,
24    safety-focused, medically accurate and evidence-informed
25    information that reduces substance-use risk factors and
26    promotes protective factors.



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1        (2) Information about where to locate stories and
2    perspectives of people with lived experiences for
3    incorporation into classroom instruction.
4        (3) Resources regarding how to make substance use
5    prevention and recovery instruction interactive at each
6    grade level.
7        (4) Information on how school districts may involve
8    parents, caregivers, teachers, healthcare providers, and
9    community members in the instructional process.
10        (5) Ways to create instructional programs that are
11    representative of diverse demographic groups and
12    appropriate for each age, grade, and culture represented
13    in classrooms in this State.
14        (6) Resources that reflect the prevention continuum
15    from universal to selected tactics that address young
16    people's substance use, and current and projected
17    substance use and overdose trends.
18        (7) Citations and references the most up-to-date
19    version of the State of Illinois Overdose Action Plan.
20        (8) Resources that reflect the importance of education
21    for youth, their families, and their community about:
22            (A) substance types, the substance use continuum,
23        the impact of substances on the brain and body, and
24        contributing factors that lead to substance use, such
25        as underlying co-occurring health issues and trauma;
26            (B) the history of drugs and health policy in this



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1        State and the country, the impact of zero tolerance,
2        and restorative justice practices;
3            (C) risk mitigation and harm reduction, including
4        abstinence and responding to an overdose with the use
5        of naloxone and fentanyl test strips;
6            (D) addressing adverse childhood experiences, such
7        as witnessing and experiencing violence, abuse,
8        caregiver loss, and other trauma, especially among
9        young people of color;
10            (E) the social and health inequities among racial
11        and ethnic minorities; and
12            (F) strategies and resources for coping with
13        stress, trauma, substance use, and other risky
14        behavior in non-punitive ways to help oneself or
15        others.
16    Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human Services
17shall reimburse a grantee for any costs associated with
18facilitating a heroin and opioid overdose prevention
19instructional program for school districts seeking to provide
20instruction under this type of program a school district that
21decides to participate in the program for any costs it incurs
22in connection with its participation in the program. Each
23school district that seeks to participate participates in the
24program shall have the discretion to determine which grade
25levels the school district will instruct under the program.
26    The program must use effective, research-proven,



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1interactive teaching methods and technologies, and must
2provide students, parents, and school staff with scientific,
3social, and emotional learning content to help them understand
4the risk of drug use. Such learning content must specifically
5target the dangers of prescription pain medication and heroin
6abuse. The Department may contract with a health education
7organization to fulfill the requirements of the program.
8(Source: P.A. 102-894, eff. 5-20-22.)
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.".