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 Bill Status of SB1833  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27A-5
105 ILCS 5/28-22 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Instructional Materials Article of the School Code. Provides that a school district (including a charter school) shall require that books that are included as a part of any course, material, instruction, reading assignment, or other school curricula related to literature during the school year or that appear on summer reading lists must include books that are written by diverse authors, including, but not limited to, authors who are African American, women, Native American, LatinX, and Asian. Provides that reading material may not perpetuate bias against persons based on specified categories. Provides that for any school district utilizing federal funds under Title I, Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the selection of each book to be included in a reading assignment, course material and instruction, or other school curricula related to literature must first receive prior approval from the school board before the book may be included. Provides that the criteria for the approval or denial of a book shall be determined by school board policy, but the minimum requirement is that the book may not be approved by the school board if the book contains language or material that is derogatory or racist or incites hate against any persons. Provides for rulemaking and guidelines. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/9/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

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