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 Bill Status of SB0209  101st General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Christopher Belt - Iris Y. Martinez, Rachelle Crowe, Thomas Cullerton, John G. Mulroe, Michael E. Hastings, Don Harmon, Omar Aquino, Sue Rezin and Kimberly A. Lightford

House Sponsors
(Rep. William Davis - Jonathan Carroll)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/26/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0164

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-22.31from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.31

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. With regard to special education joint agreements, provides that under no circumstances may a petition for withdrawal from a joint agreement be presented to other member districts less than 18 months from the date of the proposed withdrawal. Provides that if a petition for withdrawal is not approved by the other member districts, any petitioning member district (rather than only a petitioning member district that is part of a Class II county school unit outside of a city of 500,000 or more inhabitants) may appeal the disapproval. Provides that the trustees of schools of the township having jurisdiction and authority over the withdrawing district or the hearing panel established by the chief administrative officer of the intermediate service center having jurisdiction over the withdrawing district shall convene and hear testimony to determine whether the withdrawing district has presented sufficient evidence that the district, standing alone, will provide a full continuum of services and support to all its students with disabilities in the foreseeable future; specifies requirements for the withdrawing district prior to the hearing. Provides that each withdrawing district shall develop a comprehensive plan that includes the administrative policies and procedures outlined in specified special education rules of the State Board of Education and all relevant portions of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Provides that the withdrawing district must also demonstrate its ability to provide education for a wide range of students with disabilities, including a full continuum of support and services. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that under no circumstances may a petition to withdraw from a joint agreement be presented to other member districts less than 12 (rather than 18) months from the date of the proposed withdrawal, unless the member districts agree to waive this timeline. Provides that upon approval by school board written resolution of all remaining member districts, the petitioning member district must submit its comprehensive plan to the State Board for review. Removes a provision providing that the petitioning member district shall be withdrawn from the joint agreement effective the following July 1. Provides that, in the event of a hearing conducted by a hearing panel, the withdrawing district must, prior to the hearing and among other requirements, hold a public hearing to allow for the opportunity to review (rather than hear) the plan for educating students after the withdrawal and prepare and provide a comprehensive plan (rather than prepare evidence that it has all of the components of a comprehensive plan).

DateChamber Action
  1/31/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  1/31/2019SenateFirst Reading
  1/31/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/6/2019SenateAssigned to Education
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  2/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/20/2019SenateDo Pass Education; 015-000-000
  2/20/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 21, 2019
  3/5/2019SenateSecond Reading
  3/5/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 6, 2019
  3/19/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  3/19/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/27/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 014-000-000
  4/11/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/11/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bertino-Tarrant
  4/11/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/11/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School
  5/8/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School; 007-000-000
  5/9/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  5/21/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/21/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  7/26/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  7/26/2019SenateEffective Date July 26, 2019
  7/26/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0164

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