Bill Status of HB5899  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Fred Crespo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/34-18.60 new
30 ILCS 805/8.42 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Requires the school board to establish a fund to compensate students who, for school years 2015-2016 through 2017-2018, were improperly denied special education services or had special education services improperly delayed. Requires the board to contribute a minimum of $10,000,000 to the fund. Requires the board to advertise the availability of the fund by posting information about the fund on the school district's Internet website, advertising in a newspaper of general circulation in the district, and advertising on social media. Requires the advertisements to include certain information. Provides that the school board shall obtain the State Board of Education's approval regarding the content of the advertisements and regarding the scope of the school board's advertising efforts to ensure that the advertising efforts are, to the extent possible, sufficient to reach as many parents and legal guardians of eligible students as possible. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  5/28/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/28/2018HouseFirst Reading
  5/28/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die