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 Bill Status of HB4537  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  EDUC-DISABILITY HISTORY/AWARE

House Sponsors
Rep. Robert F. Flider - David E. Miller - Kathleen A. Ryg - Roger L. Eddy - Rosemary Mulligan, Karen A. Yarbrough, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Elizabeth Hernandez, Esther Golar, Linda Chapa LaVia and Lisa M. Dugan

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Frank C. Watson - Pamela J. Althoff - Gary G. Dahl and Deanna Demuzio)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.148 new
105 ILCS 5/27-23.8 new
110 ILCS 305/40 new
110 ILCS 520/25 new
110 ILCS 660/5-135 new
110 ILCS 665/10-135 new
110 ILCS 670/15-135 new
110 ILCS 675/20-140 new
110 ILCS 680/25-135 new
110 ILCS 685/30-145 new
110 ILCS 690/35-140 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code and various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Requires the State Board of Education to promote and implement an annual campaign about disability history and awareness in this State during 2 weeks in September and 2 weeks in January. Requires the State Board to file an annual report with the General Assembly on the status and implementation of the campaign. Requires a school district to provide in each grade instruction on disability history, people with disabilities, and the disability rights movement during the campaign, which instruction may be included in the courses of study regularly taught therein. Allows each public university to conduct and promote activities during the campaign that provide education on, awareness of, and an understanding of disability history, people with disabilities, and the disability rights movement.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Requires the State Board of Education to promote (instead of promote and implement) the annual campaign. Provides that the campaign shall be designed to increase (instead of the campaign shall increase) public awareness and respect for people with disabilities. Removes a provision that specifies when the campaign must occur and removes other references to the annual, split 4-week campaign. Removes a provision that requires the State Board of Education to file an annual report with the General Assembly. Removes a provision that requires the disability history and awareness instruction to be provided in each grade. Provides that the instruction may be included in those courses that the school district chooses (instead of the courses of study regularly taught therein). Provides that, when possible, individuals with disabilities should be incorporated into the development and delivery of the instruction (instead of requiring that individuals with disabilities be incorporated into the development and delivery of the instruction). Removes the provision that allows the instruction to be supplemented by qualified school personnel. Changes a reference from instructional materials to resource materials. Requires the regional superintendent of schools to monitor a school district's compliance with the curricular requirement during his or her annual compliance visit. Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor or a public university may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/18/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert F. Flider
  1/18/2008HouseFirst Reading
  1/18/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2008HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/11/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  2/22/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/26/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/26/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  3/5/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  3/6/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/12/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 023-000-000
  3/12/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/13/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-001-000
  4/3/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/3/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 8, 2008
  4/3/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Frank C. Watson
  4/8/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/8/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  4/11/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  4/15/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/15/2008SenateAssigned to Education
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  5/20/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/20/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/20/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Education
  5/22/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Held in Education
  5/22/2008SenateHeld in Education
  7/1/2008SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  7/1/2008SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Re-referred to Rules; Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)
  10/15/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary G. Dahl
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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