90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1685
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SCHCD-COMPULSRY SCH AGE-TECH                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Makes changes of style in the provisions      
   relating to compulsory school age.                                          
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (State Board of Education)                      
          Cost for test development is about $500,000 for FY98; estimated      
          annual testing costs are about $9 million.                           
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (State Board of Education)       
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/26-1                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.64               from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.64            
          105 ILCS 5/14-3.01              from Ch. 122, par. 14-3.01           
          105 ILCS 5/14-8.02b new                                              
          105 ILCS 5/22-23                from Ch. 122, par. 22-23             
        Changes the title and  replaces  everything  after  the  enacting      
   clause  with  other  provisions amending the School Code.  Expands the      
   State Assessment program to provide for assessment of pupils in grades      
   4, 7, 8, 10, and 11.  Revises provisions relative to the Prairie State      
   Achievement Examination.  Reconstitutes the Advisory  Council  on  the      
   Education  of  Children  with  Disabilities as a 25 member Council and      
   adds provisions relative to the purpose and  responsibilities  of  the      
   Council.  Adds provisions relative to expedited hearings in accordance      
   with  the  federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for the      
   purpose of moving or challenging a decision to move a student from his      
   or her current placement to an alternative educational setting because      
   of  dangerous  misconduct.    Changes   the   definition   of   school      
   construction  for  purposes of determining when sprinkler systems must      
   be installed, adds that new areas or uses of school buildings in which      
   sprinkler systems are not required must be protected  by  installation      
   of   an  automatic  fire  detection  system,  and  deletes  provisions      
   requiring  school  boards  to  submit  plans  and  specifications  for      
   proposed sprinkler systems to the regional superintendent  of  schools      
   for  forwarding  to  the  State  Board  of  Education  for  review and      
   approval.  Adds an immediate effective date.                                
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5//2-3.64                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/14-3.01                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/14-8.02 new                                               
          105 ILCS 5/22-23                                                     
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 230/5-50                                                    
        Changes the title and replaces everything after the enacting           
   clause except the immediate effective date. Amends the School Con-          
   struction Law to provide that a school district that passed a referen-      
   dum for approved construction bonds but that has not yet issued them        
   may receive a grant entitlement for a school construction project           
   without re-submitting the project or financing to a referendum.             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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