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 Bill Status of HB1640  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Blaine Wilhour and Chris Miller

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/11E-140 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Efficient School District Commission. Provides for the membership and support of the Commission. Requires the Commission to make recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the electorate on the number of school districts in this State and where reorganization and realignment of school districts into unit districts would be beneficial. Sets forth what areas the recommendations must focus on, including drafting recommendations to reduce the statewide total number of school districts through the reorganization of school districts into unit districts. Provides that, on or before May 1, 2025, the Commission must vote on its recommendations and file a report with the Governor and the General Assembly. Provides that if the Commission adopts the recommendations by an affirmative vote of at least 13 of its members, then the Commission's specific recommendations for reorganization of school districts into unit districts shall be filed with the appropriate regional superintendent of schools. Sets forth the regional superintendent's and State Superintendent of Education's duties with respect to the recommendations. Repeals these provisions on January 31, 2026. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/1/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  2/1/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller

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