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Full Text of HB2545  100th General Assembly


Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer

Filed: 3/23/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2545 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
510-22.39 and 34-18.7 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
7    Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
8    (a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
9    (b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
10programs, school guidance counselors, teachers, school social
11workers, and other school personnel who work with pupils in
12grades 5 7 through 12 shall be trained annually to identify the
13warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth
14adolescents and teens and shall be taught appropriate
15intervention and referral techniques.
16    (c) School guidance counselors, nurses, teachers and other



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1school personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a
2basic knowledge of matters relating to acquired
3immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the
4disease, its causes and effects, the means of detecting it and
5preventing its transmission, and the availability of
6appropriate sources of counseling and referral, and any other
7information that may be appropriate considering the age and
8grade level of such pupils. The School Board shall supervise
9such training. The State Board of Education and the Department
10of Public Health shall jointly develop standards for such
12    (d) In this subsection (d):
13    "Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
14member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
15defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of
17    "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
18of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
191961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30,
2011-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-12,
2112-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including sexual
22violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to the
23victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are
24known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.
25    At least once every 2 years, an in-service training program
26for school personnel who work with pupils, including, but not



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1limited to, school and school district administrators,
2teachers, school guidance counselors, school social workers,
3school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses,
4must be conducted by persons with expertise in domestic and
5sexual violence and the needs of expectant and parenting youth
6and shall include training concerning (i) communicating with
7and listening to youth victims of domestic or sexual violence
8and expectant and parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth
9victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
10parenting youth to appropriate in-school services and other
11agencies, programs, and services as needed, and (iii)
12implementing the school district's policies, procedures, and
13protocols with regard to such youth, including
14confidentiality. At a minimum, school personnel must be trained
15to understand, provide information and referrals, and address
16issues pertaining to youth who are parents, expectant parents,
17or victims of domestic or sexual violence.
18    (e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
19for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
20persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
22    (f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
23conduct in-service training on educator ethics,
24teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct
25for all personnel.
26(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-471, eff. 1-1-14.)



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1    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.7)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.7)
2    Sec. 34-18.7. Youth Adolescent and teen mental illness and
3suicide detection and intervention. School guidance
4counselors, teachers, school social workers, and other school
5personnel who work with pupils in grades 5 7 through 12 shall
6be trained annually to identify the warning signs of mental
7illness and suicidal behavior in youth adolescents and teens
8and shall be taught various intervention techniques. Such
9training shall be provided within the framework of existing
10in-service training programs offered by the Board or as part of
11the professional development activities required under Section
1221-14 of this Code.
13(Source: P.A. 98-471, eff. 1-1-14.)
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.".