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 Bill Status of HB4399  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robert W. Churchill and Harry R. Ramey, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/17-1.10 new
105 ILCS 5/34-43.5 new
30 ILCS 805/8.30 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that a school district must spend at least 65% of its total operating expenditures on direct classroom expenditures and if a school district's direct classroom expenditures for the 2006-2007 school year are less than 65% of its total operating expenditures, then the district must increase its direct classroom expenditures by at least 2 percentage points per school year beginning with the 2007-2008 school year until at least 65% of the district's total operating expenditures are spent on direct classroom expenditures. Provides that a school district that is unable to meet these expenditure standards due to special circumstances may apply to the State Superintendent of Education for a one-year, renewable waiver. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Ill. State Board of Education)
 Has no fiscal impact on the State Board of Education. Would remove local control over how a school district expends its funds. Additional administrative burdens may be created as "direct classroom expenditures" are not well defined in the bill or by the National Center for Education Statistics.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that "direct classroom expenditures" includes librarian salaries and library resources.

DateChamber Action
  1/5/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert W. Churchill
  1/10/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/10/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/24/2006HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  1/27/2006HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  1/31/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  2/15/2006HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/15/2006HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/15/2006HouseRemains in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/17/2006HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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