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 Bill Status of HB0007  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH DISTRICT EFFICIENCY COMM

House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield - Blaine Wilhour - Avery Bourne, Chris Bos, Joe Sosnowski, Barbara Hernandez, Sam Yingling, Mark L. Walker, Mary E. Flowers, Will Guzzardi, Jonathan Carroll, Tim Ozinga, Paul Jacobs, Natalie A. Manley, Thaddeus Jones, Amy Grant and Dan Ugaste

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Lost 042-055-003

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/11E-135
105 ILCS 5/11E-140 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Conversion and Formation of School Districts Article of the School Code. Creates the School District Efficiency Commission. Provides for the membership and support of the Commission. Requires the Commission to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on the number of school districts in this State, the optimal amount of enrollment for a school district, and where reorganization and realignment of school districts would be beneficial. Sets forth what areas the recommendations must focus on, including drafting specific propositions to reduce the statewide total number of school districts by no less than 25% through the reorganization of school districts into unit districts. Provides that, on or before May 1, 2022, the Commission must vote on its recommended propositions and file a report with the Governor and the General Assembly. Provides that if the Commission adopts the report by an affirmative vote of at least 11 of its members, then the Commission's specific propositions 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 propositions. Repeals these provisions on January 31, 2023, and exempts these provisions from certain financial incentives. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/11E-135

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Changes the name to the Efficient School District Commission (instead of the School District Efficiency Commission). Makes changes to the membership of the Commission. Requires the Commission to provide recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the electorate (rather than make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly). Makes changes concerning the Commission's recommendations. Provides that, on or before May 1, 2022 (rather than May 1, 2024), the Commission must vote on its recommendations (rather than recommended propositions). Requires the Commission to adopt the recommendations (rather than report) by an affirmative vote of at least 13 (rather than 11) of its members. Changes provisions relating to notice. Removes provisions relating to administrative review. Provides for repeal on January 31, 2025 (rather than January 31, 2023). Makes other changes, including with respect to incentive payments. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  1/14/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  3/1/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/24/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools; 008-000-000
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Ozinga
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools; 006-002-000
  4/22/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/22/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Lost 042-055-003
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  4/22/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/22/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca

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