Bill Status of HB4642  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson - LaShawn K. Ford - Kathleen A. Ryg - Cynthia Soto - Karen May, Elizabeth Hernandez, Harry Osterman, Ruth Munson, Brandon W. Phelps, Sandra M. Pihos, Robert W. Pritchard, David Reis, Jim Watson, Karen A. Yarbrough, Michael K. Smith, Monique D. Davis, Suzanne Bassi, Linda Chapa LaVia, Fred Crespo, Lisa M. Dugan, Roger L. Eddy, William B. Black, Robert F. Flider, Paul D. Froehlich, Esther Golar, Kevin Joyce, Renée Kosel, David E. Miller, Rosemary Mulligan and Jerry L. Mitchell

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Deanna Demuzio)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.148 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to compile information on (i) how to educate teachers and other providers about the unique needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children, (ii) how to train teachers in research-based methods for identifying and teaching gifted and twice-exceptional children, and (iii) research-based guidelines for unique programming for twice-exceptional children. Requires the State Board to provide this information to each school district.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. 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 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. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/28/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  1/28/2008HouseFirst Reading
  1/28/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2008HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  2/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  2/26/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/26/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/12/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 022-000-000
  3/12/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  3/12/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  3/13/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/1/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/2/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/2/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 3, 2008
  4/9/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  4/9/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/9/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die