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 Bill Status of HB5131  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz and Elizabeth Hernandez

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-6.3 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board shall require that schools provide daily time for supervised, unstructured, child-directed play for all students in kindergarten through grade 8. Provides that the time allotted for play must be at least 60 minutes and play periods shall be at least 15 consecutive minutes in length. Provides that play time must allow for unstructured play, may include organized games, and shall not include the use of computers, tablets, phones, or videos. Prohibits the withholding of play time as a disciplinary or punitive action. Provides that play time does not count as a course of physical education and that a course of physical education does not count towards the daily time for play. Provides that play time shall be considered clock hours. Effective July 1, 2020.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/17/2020HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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