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 Bill Status of SB0902  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Susan Garrett - Kimberly A. Lightford and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. Monique D. Davis - Donald L. Moffitt - David E. Miller - Calvin L. Giles - Jerry L. Mitchell, Karen A. Yarbrough, Wyvetter H. Younge, Deborah L. Graham, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia and Kenneth Dunkin)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  11/6/2003SenateBill Dead - Amendatory Veto

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.131 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Creates a K-3 class size reduction grant program to be implemented and administered by the State Board of Education. Limits use of the grant funds to operating and maintaining classes in grades K-3 with a class size of no more than 20 pupils. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (State Board of Education)
 Class size reduction is extremely difficult to analyze because every district is different for every grade and you must assume many local decisions. Assuming the average cost of a new 3rd grade teacher at approximately $32,000, SB 902 would cost approximately $25 million for the 3rd grade alone. Assuming grades K-2 are similar, the annual costs of SB 902 would be approximately $100 million for teachers only. It does not include the cost for new facilities, supplies, and equipment.

 State Debt Impact Note (Economic and Fiscal Commission)
 This legislation would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

Governor Amendatory Veto Message
Recommends changing the grant criteria and how grants are used and applied.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2003SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/19/2003SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  2/26/2003SenateAssigned to Education
  3/5/2003SenateDo Pass Education; 007-002-001
  3/5/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 6, 2003
  3/5/2003SenateFiscal Note Requested by Sen. J. Bradley Burzynski
  3/7/2003SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/18/2003SenateFiscal Note Filed
  3/21/2003SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 24, 2003
  3/25/2003SenateState Debt Impact Note Filed
  4/3/2003SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/3/2003SenateThird Reading - Passed; 033-025-000
  4/3/2003HouseArrived in House
  4/3/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/8/2003HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/8/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  4/8/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  4/8/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Calvin L. Giles
  4/8/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  4/8/2003HouseFirst Reading
  4/8/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2003HouseAssigned to Elementary and Secondary Education Committee
  4/16/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary and Secondary Education Committee; 011-004-002
  4/16/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/8/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/8/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2003HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/14/2003HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  5/14/2003HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  5/14/2003HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/14/2003HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/14/2003HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  5/14/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 092-008-016
  5/14/2003SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/12/2003SenateSent to the Governor
  8/11/2003SenateGovernor Amendatory Veto
  10/23/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto November 4, 2003
  10/23/2003SenateAmendatory Veto Motion - Motion Filed Accept Amendatory Veto Sen. Susan Garrett
  10/23/2003SenateAmendatory Veto Motion - Motion Referred to Rules
  11/6/2003SenateBill Dead - Amendatory Veto

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