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Full Text of HB4994  102nd General Assembly

HB4994 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB4994

 

Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Fred Crespo

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
105 ILCS 128/45

    Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Provides that each year prior to the start of the school year, a school board shall file its threat assessment procedure and a list identifying the members of the school district's threat assessment team or regional behavior threat assessment and intervention team with (i) a local law enforcement agency and (ii) the regional office of education or, with respect to the Chicago school district, the State Board of Education. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The School Safety Drill Act is amended by
5changing Section 45 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 128/45)
7    Sec. 45. Threat assessment procedure.
8    (a) Each school district must implement a threat
9assessment procedure that may be part of a school board policy
10on targeted school violence prevention. The procedure must
11include the creation of a threat assessment team. The team
12must include all of the following members:
13        (1) An administrator employed by the school district
14    or a special education cooperative that serves the school
15    district and is available to serve.
16        (2) A teacher employed by the school district or a
17    special education cooperative that serves the school
18    district and is available to serve.
19        (3) A school counselor employed by the school district
20    or a special education cooperative that serves the school
21    district and is available to serve.
22        (4) A school psychologist employed by the school
23    district or a special education cooperative that serves

 

 

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1    the school district and is available to serve.
2        (5) A school social worker employed by the school
3    district or a special education cooperative that serves
4    the school district and is available to serve.
5        (6) At least one law enforcement official.
6    If a school district is unable to establish a threat
7assessment team with school district staff and resources, it
8may utilize a regional behavioral threat assessment and
9intervention team that includes mental health professionals
10and representatives from the State, county, and local law
11enforcement agencies.
12    (b) A school district shall establish the threat
13assessment team under this Section no later than 180 days
14after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st
15General Assembly and must implement an initial threat
16assessment procedure no later than 120 days after the
17effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
18Assembly. Each year prior to the start of the school year, the
19school board shall file the threat assessment procedure and a
20list identifying the members of the school district's threat
21assessment team or regional behavior threat assessment and
22intervention team with (i) a local law enforcement agency and
23(ii) the regional office of education or, with respect to a
24school district organized under Article 34 of the School Code,
25the State Board of Education.
26    (c) Any sharing of student information under this Section

 

 

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1must comply with the federal Family Educational Rights and
2Privacy Act of 1974 and the Illinois School Student Records
3Act.
4(Source: P.A. 101-455, eff. 8-23-19.)
 
5    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6becoming law.