Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and the School Code. Provides, beginning August 1, 2005, with certain exceptions, for the cancellation of or refusal to issue a driver's license for failure of an unmarried person under 18 years of age to maintain school attendance. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and the School Code. Provides, beginning July 1, 2007, with certain exceptions, for the cancellation of or refusal to issue a driver's license or permit for failure of an unmarried person under 18 years of age to maintain school attendance. Provides that each school district shall establish written criteria for the school superintendent to use in determining whether a pupil's failure to attend school is the result of extraordinary circumstances of economic or medical necessity or family hardship. Provides for reinstatement of the license or permit if the person resumes school attendance or home instruction or shows that the license or permit was cancelled or denied in error. Provides that the Secretary of State shall adopt rules for implementing those provisions. Provides for quarterly notice by every local school district to the Secretary of State of the names of students no longer enrolled. Provides that the local school district shall, as soon as possible, notify the Secretary of State if a pupil previously reported as no longer enrolled returns to school. Provides that the school district shall provide the Secretary of State with the names of pupils who have returned to school after previously having been reported as dropouts. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Re-inserts the provisions of the amended bill, with changes and additions. Provides also for the cancellation of the license or permit of any person under 18 certified to be a chronic or habitual truant. Provides that the quarterly reports shall include the names of pupils certified to be chronic or habitual truants, those previously certified as truants who have resumed regular school attendance, and those with extraordinary circumstances, including but not limited to (rather than of) economic or medical necessity or family hardship. Provides that the quarterly report shall include the names of pupils who have re-enrolled in school after their names were dropped from the attendance rolls. Deletes language requiring the local school district to notify the Secretary of State as soon as possible if a pupil dropped from attendance rolls re-enrolls. Provides that the student must obtain and forward to the Secretary of State, on a form designated by the Secretary of State, verification by the local school board of his or her re-enrollment or return to regular school attendance. Provides that the State Board of Education shall provide to any person, upon request, a comparison of drop out rates before and after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Changes the effective date to July 1, 2007.