Bill Status of HB4683  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Caulkins - La Shawn K. Ford

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-3from Ch. 122, par. 27-3

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that a pupil enrolled in the elementary grades in a public school or other educational institution supported or maintained in whole or in part by public funds shall be required to memorize a passage from the Declaration of Independence prior to completing fifth grade. Inserts the passage from the Declaration of Independence that is required to be memorized. Allows a school or other institution to excuse a pupil from this requirement if the pupil receives special education services and cannot complete this requirement.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Caulkins
  2/6/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die