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 Bill Status of SB2864  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Cullerton

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael K. Smith - Naomi D. Jakobsson)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/29-6.3
625 ILCS 5/1-182from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-182
625 ILCS 5/11-1414.1from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1414.1
30 ILCS 805/8.32 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code and the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes a provision in the School Code that allows a school district to transport not more than 15 students to and from an interscholastic athletic or other interscholastic or school-sponsored activity in a van. Provides instead that a school district transporting students in grade 12 or below for an interscholastic, interscholastic athletic, or school-sponsored, noncurriculum-related activity that (i) does not require student participation as part of the educational services of the district and (ii) is not associated with the students' regular class-for-credit schedule or required 5 clock hours of instruction shall transport the students only in a school bus, a vehicle manufactured to transport not more than 10 persons, including the driver, or a multifunction school-activity bus manufactured to transport not more than 15 persons, including the driver; allows for a depreciation allowance claim. In the Illinois Vehicle Code, makes changes with regard to the definition of "school bus" and the requirement that every student enrolled in grade 12 or below in a public or private nursery, primary, or secondary school be transported in specified types of vehicles for certain activities. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective July 1, 2009.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/10-20.21from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.21
105 ILCS 5/22-50 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as engrossed, with the following changes. Further amends the School Code. Adds contracts providing for the transportation of pupils with special needs or disabilities to the list of exceptions to the requirement that certain contracts be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Provides that these contracts must be advertised in the same manner as competitive bids and awarded by first considering the bidder or bidders most able to provide safety and comfort for the pupils with special needs or disabilities, stability of service, and any other factors set forth in the request for proposal regarding quality of service, and then price. Requires the State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children to research and discuss best practices for addressing the needs of "twice-exceptional" children, those who are gifted and talented and have a disability. Requires the Councils to then jointly make recommendations to the State Board of Education with respect to the State Board of Education providing guidance and technical assistance to school districts in furthering improved educational outcomes for gifted and twice-exceptional children. Sets forth what the recommendations must include. Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under certain provisions of the amendatory Act, but that the Governor 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. Varied effective date.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/28/2008SenateAssigned to Education
  3/6/2008SenateDo Pass Education; 008-000-000
  3/6/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2008
  4/8/2008SenateSecond Reading
  4/8/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 9, 2008
  4/15/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 044-006-001
  4/15/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/1/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  5/5/2008HouseFirst Reading
  5/5/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/12/2008HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/19/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/21/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/21/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/21/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 020-000-000
  5/21/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008
  5/28/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 100-009-000
  5/30/2008SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/30/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01- May 31, 2008
  5/30/2008SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/30/2008SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  7/1/2008SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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