Bill Status of HB1485  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
105 ILCS 5/27-3.5
105 ILCS 5/27-20.4from Ch. 122, par. 27-20.4
105 ILCS 5/27-20.5from Ch. 122, par. 27-20.5
105 ILCS 5/27-21from Ch. 122, par. 27-21
105 ILCS 5/27-22from Ch. 122, par. 27-22
105 ILCS 5/27-23.17 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Inclusive American History Act. Establishes the Inclusive American History Commission to (i) address the deficiencies and inadequacies in both perspective and content in traditional history course material and instruction and (ii) develop multiperspective, inclusive, and comprehensive standards that a school may use as a guide in replacing or developing its curricula for history education. Sets forth the membership of the Commission. Contains provisions concerning meetings, duties, and reporting. Repeals these provisions on December 31, 2024. Amends the Courses of Study Article of the School Code. Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, requires schools to suspend all instruction in history education, with exceptions. Not later than June 30, 2024, requires the State Superintendent of Education to provide to schools instructional guidelines and standards based on the recommendations of the Commission so that schools may develop alternative curricula to replace traditional course material and instruction to ensure that students obtain a multiperspective, inclusive, and comprehensive understanding about history. Provides that beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, schools shall resume instruction in history, which shall require the use of age-appropriate discussion, textbooks, and other course material that reframe the study of history by presenting to students an examination of history through the inclusion of diverse perspectives, contrary interpretations, and the viewpoints of various groups of people whose voices have traditionally been excluded from the conventional teaching of history. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/31/2023HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee