IL HB0213 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 14 2017 - 50% progression
Action: 2017-05-12 - Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

Summary

Creates the School Choice Act. Provides findings and declarations of policy. Establishes the School Choice Program. Provides that under the program the custodian of a qualifying pupil is entitled to a School Choice Scholarship to pay for qualified education expenses at participating nonpublic schools. Requires the principal of each public school to notify custodians of qualifying pupils of the availability of scholarships. Requires custodians to apply to the State Board of Education for a scholarship and provide documentation as to eligibility. Requires the State Board to issue a scholarship to custodians who have made proper application and to honor the scholarship when presented for payment by a nonpublic school. Provides for the amount of a scholarship. Provides that the scholarship may be renewed each year through the 12th grade so long as the pupil and custodian remain eligible. Contains funding provisions. Provides that the amount received under the program shall not be considered base income for purposes of Illinois' income tax. Requires the State Board to submit a report to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2020. Provides criminal penalties for certain violations. Requires the State Board to adopt rules to implement the Act. Repeals the Act on January 1, 2021. Amends the Illinois Lottery Law and the Illinois Income Tax Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

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Title

SCHOOL CHOICE ACT

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2017-03-14 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 82 N: 22 NV: 3 Abs: 1) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2017-05-12SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
2017-05-12SenateSecond Reading
2017-05-03SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 4, 2017
2017-05-03SenateDo Pass Education; 009-002-000
2017-04-25SenateAssigned to Education
2017-03-15SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-03-15SenateFirst Reading
2017-03-15SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2017-03-15SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2017-03-15SenateArrive in Senate
2017-03-14HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
2017-03-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
2017-03-14HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2017-03-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2017-03-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2017-03-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
2017-03-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
2017-03-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2017-03-14HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 082-022-000
2017-03-09HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-09HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-08HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-08HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 018-000-000
2017-03-08HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
2017-03-07HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
2017-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
2017-02-15HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-02-15HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2017-01-25HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
2017-01-11HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-01-11HouseFirst Reading
2016-12-05HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
2016057.4aNew CodeSee Bill Text
355203Amended CodeCitation Text

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