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 Bill Status of SB2245  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Christopher Belt and Willie Preston

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
105 ILCS 5/2-3.51from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.51
105 ILCS 5/21B-20
105 ILCS 5/21B-30
105 ILCS 5/21B-35

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Literary and Justice for All Act. Provides that the State Board of Education shall adopt and make available to school districts a rubric by which districts may evaluate curricula and select and implement evidence-based, culturally inclusive core reading instruction programs, a template to develop literacy plans, and guidance on evidence-based practices. Requires the State Board to develop training opportunities in teaching reading and a comprehensive literacy plan for this State. Amends the School Code. Makes changes concerning the Reading Improvement Block Grant Program, the requirements to receive a Professional Educator License, taking a test in reading foundations for certain licensure, and the requirements for educators trained in other states or counties. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/10/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2023SenateAssigned to Appropriations- Education
  3/8/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
  3/9/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/10/2023SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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