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 Bill Status of SB3259  97th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Annazette R. Collins - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Donne E. Trotter, Emil Jones, III, Mattie Hunter, Iris Y. Martinez and Edward D. Maloney

House Sponsors
(Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia - Elizabeth Hernandez - Donald L. Moffitt - Robert W. Pritchard - Lisa M. Dugan, Monique D. Davis and Mike Fortner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/8/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0911

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/3-15.12from Ch. 122, par. 3-15.12
105 ILCS 5/26-1from Ch. 122, par. 26-1
105 ILCS 5/26-2from Ch. 122, par. 26-2
105 ILCS 5/26-14from Ch. 122, par. 26-14

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Increases the compulsory school age from 17 to 18 years of age; makes related changes. Effective July 1, 2012.

 Fiscal Note (State Board of Education)
 The fiscal impact of SB 3259 cannot be determined; however, for school districts and the State Board of Education there could be additional costs associated with educating students to the age of 18 that otherwise may have dropped out at age 17. In addition, this legislation may increase, marginally, the cost of general State aid for educating additional students who otherwise may have dropped out at an earlier age.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/3-15.12
105 ILCS 5/26-1
105 ILCS 5/26-2
105 ILCS 5/26-14
105 ILCS 5/26-16
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/26-17 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Creates the Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success to study the issue of high school graduation in this State, with the goals of increasing educational attainment, increasing high school graduation rates, and ultimately improving the workforce in this State. Sets forth what the Commission is tasked to examine and evaluate. Includes provisions concerning Commission members, the conduct of business, administrative support, and other laws and administrative rules. Requires the Commission to submit a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before November 1, 2012. Permits the Commission to submit other reports as it deems appropriate. Provides that the Commission is abolished on November 2, 2012. Repeals these provisions on November 2, 2012. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/1/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/7/2012SenateAssigned to Education
  2/22/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Annazette R. Collins
  2/22/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/24/2012SenatePostponed - Education
  2/29/2012SenateDo Pass Education; 006-004-000
  2/29/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 1, 2012
  3/7/2012SenateFiscal Note Requested by Sen. David S. Luechtefeld
  3/22/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  3/23/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/27/2012SenateFiscal Note Filed from the Illinois State Board of Education
  3/27/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 006-004-000
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/30/2012SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 26, 2012
  4/23/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/23/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/25/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 006-004-000
  4/26/2012SenateSecond Reading
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Withdrawn by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/26/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Lightford
  4/26/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 1, 2012
  4/26/2012SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 11, 2012
  5/1/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  5/10/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 031-018-000
  5/10/2012HouseArrived in House
  5/10/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/10/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/10/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/10/2012HouseFirst Reading
  5/10/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/11/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/11/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  5/14/2012HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 18, 2012
  5/14/2012HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/15/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/18/2012HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 29, 2012
  5/22/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 018-000-000
  5/22/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/24/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  5/24/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/22/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  8/8/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  8/8/2012SenateEffective Date August 8, 2012
  8/8/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0911

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