90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0053
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CHICAGO SCHOOLS-TRUANCY BOARD                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Adds provisions  applicable  in  Chicago      
   that    supplement and operate independently of existing truancy laws.      
   Requires the principal of each attendance center to create a 5  member      
   Truancy  Board from representatives of local police, community service      
   organizations, staff of the attendance center, parents,  and  students      
   (in  secondary  attendance  centers).   Provides  for  referral by the      
   principal to the Truancy Board of the cases of students  who  have  10      
   days of unexcused absences and whose parents have been given notice of      
   the truancy.  Provides for a hearing and the imposition of a community      
   service  order  with  respect  to  a  parent or guardian who knowingly      
   allows a student to be absent from  school  without  a  valid  excuse.      
   Adds  provisions  relative  to  judicial  review  and enforcement of a      
   community service order of the Truancy Board.                               
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Ed.)                                     
          This bill has no fiscal impact on SBE.                               
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Ed.)                      
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/34-18.19 new                                              
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/34-2.3               from Ch. 122, par. 34-2.3            
        Changes the title, deletes everything after the enacting  clause,      
   and  makes  changes  of  grammar  and  other  technical  changes  in a      
   provision relating to the attendance  and  disciplinary  policies  for      
   attendance centers in the Chicago public school system.                     
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)                       
          No fiscal impact until substantive language is added.                
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)        
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 1                                               
          HB 53, with H-am 1, does not preempt home rule powers.               
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/34-2.3                                                    
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/34-4.5 new                                                
          705 ILCS 405/3-33               from Ch. 37, par. 803-33             
        Changes the title and  replaces  everything  after  the  enacting      
   clause.    Amends  the  School  Code.   Requires  the Chicago Board of      
   Education to  establish  an  Office  of  Chronic  Truant  Adjudication      
   responsible  for  the administrative adjudication of and imposition of      
   sanctions with respect to cases of chronic  truancy.   Authorizes  the      
   board  of  education  to  appoint  hearing  officers  to  perform  the      
   adjudication  functions  of the Office of Chronic Truant Adjudication.      
   Establishes hearing procedures and provides that  the  decision  of  a      
   hearing officer is an administrative decision under the Administrative      
   Review  Law.  Establishes a notice and warning procedure which must be      
   followed before a hearing may be held.  Prescribes  penalties  that  a      
   hearing  officer  may  impose.   Provides that if a pupil or a pupil's      
   parent or guardian fails to comply with sanctions ordered by a hearing      
   officer, the Office of  Chronic  Truant  Adjudication  may  refer  the      
   matter  to  the  State's  Attorney  for prosecution under the Juvenile      
   Court Act of 1987,  and  amends  that  Act  in  connection  therewith.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 3                                               
          No change from previous home rule note.                              
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0143

   Last action date: 97-07-23

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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