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 Bill Status of HB5027  101st General Assembly

Short Description:  STUDENT SAFETY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. John M. Cabello

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5from Ch. 127, par. 141
30 ILCS 105/5.930 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Student Safety Act. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Office of the Attorney General (Office), in consultation with the Illinois State Police, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Children and Family Services, and the State Board of Education, shall establish a Student Safety Program for receiving reports and other information from the public regarding potential self-harm and potential harm, incidents of bullying and hazing, or criminal acts, including, but not limited to, sexual abuse, assault, or rape, directed at school students, school employees, or schools in this State. Provides that the Student Safety Program must include a hotline and mobile phone application for receiving reports and information. Requires the hotline and mobile phone application to be available for use 24 hours a day. Requires the Office to provide promotional information regarding the School Safety Program on its official website. Contains provisions concerning a contracted vendor to create and operate the hotline and mobile phone application; rules of confidentiality; disclosure of information; criminal offenses as a result of a report or information to the hotline or mobile phone application; notice to schools; reports referred to the Department of Children and Family Services; and the Student Safety Program Fund. Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that the Student Safety Program Fund is not subject to certain restrictions regarding special funds.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John M. Cabello
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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