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Public Act 095-0371




Public Act 095-0371
SB0395 Enrolled LRB095 04939 RAS 25005 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
27-17 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/27-17)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-17)
    Sec. 27-17. Safety education. School boards of public
schools and all boards in charge of educational institutions
supported wholly or partially by the State may provide
instruction in safety education in all grades and include such
instruction in the courses of study regularly taught therein.
    In this section "safety education" means and includes
instruction in the following:
    1. automobile safety, including traffic regulations and
highway safety;
    2. safety in the home;
    3. safety in connection with recreational activities;
    4. safety in and around school buildings;
    5. safety in connection with vocational work or training;
    6. cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for pupils enrolled in
grades 9 through 11.
    Such boards may make suitable provisions in the schools and
institutions under their jurisdiction for instruction in
safety education for not less than 16 hours during each school
    The curriculum in all State universities shall contain an
elective course of instruction in safety education for teachers
that is appropriate to the grade level of the teaching
certificate , comprising at least 48 fifty-minute periods or the
equivalent thereof. This instruction may be by specific courses
in safety education or may be incorporated in existing subjects
taught in the university.
(Source: P.A. 80-1283.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/23/2007