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 Bill Status of HB0979  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Coulson - Karen May - Lou Lang - Elaine Nekritz - Sidney H. Mathias, Fred Crespo, Esther Golar, David E. Miller, Karen A. Yarbrough, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia, Keith Farnham, Dan Brady and Mike Fortner

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. David Koehler)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/10/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0187

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/14-8.03from Ch. 122, par. 14-8.03

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Makes changes to a Section concerning transition goals, supports, and services. Removes certain provisions concerning transition goals and supports. Provides instead that beginning no later than the first individualized education plan (IEP) in effect when the student turns age 14 1/2 (or younger if determined appropriate by the IEP Team) and updated annually thereafter, the IEP must include (i) measurable postsecondary goals based upon age-appropriate transition assessments and other information available regarding the student that are related to training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills and (ii) the transition services needed to assist the student in reaching those goals, including courses of study. Makes changes concerning the transition planning process, including additional participants, the IEP identifying each person responsible for transition services, the involvement of a public or private entity outside of the school district in transition services, the limit on a public school's responsibility for delivering educational services, and submitting a summary to the local Transition Planning Committee. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/10/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/18/2009HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/20/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/20/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/24/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/25/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/25/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  2/26/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  3/3/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/4/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 019-000-000
  3/4/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/18/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  3/19/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  3/19/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/19/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/19/2009SenateFirst Reading
  3/19/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Education
  4/29/2009SenateHeld in Education
  5/6/2009SenateDo Pass Education; 010-000-000
  5/6/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2009
  5/12/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2009
  5/13/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/13/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/11/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  8/10/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  8/10/2009HouseEffective Date August 10, 2009
  8/10/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0187

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