IL HB0768 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Introduced on January 26 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-24 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Removes provisions allowing the State Charter School Commission to reverse a school board's decision to deny, revoke, or not renew a charter; makes related changes. Provides that if a charter school applicant submits a proposal to a school board outside of the process adopted by that school board for receiving charter school proposals on an annual basis, the applicant shall not have any right to submit its proposal to the State Charter School Commission as otherwise authorized. In a provision concerning a charter school proposed to be jointly authorized by 2 or more school districts and the school boards unanimously denying the charter school proposal with a statement that the school boards are not opposed to the charter school, but that they yield to the Commission in light of the complexities of joint administration, allows the charter applicant to submit the proposal to the Commission and requires the Commission to follow the same process and be subject to the same timelines for review as a school board. Allows the Commission to approve an application for a charter if certain conditions are met. Provide that the Commission may condition approval of an application on the acceptance of funding in an amount less than requested. Provides that final decisions of the Commission are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law. Provides that if the Commission approves an application for a charter school, then the Commission shall act as the authorized chartering entity. Provides that if the Commission is the authorized chartering entity, then the Commission shall execute a charter agreement (instead of approve the charter agreement). Provides that the Commission has no authority to approve a charter school proposal that has been denied by a school board. Effective immediately.

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2017-04-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2017-04-24HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-24HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Request is Inapplicable
2017-04-24HouseMotion Prevailed 061-049-000
2017-04-24HouseNote / Motion Filed - Note Act Does Not Apply Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2017-04-24HouseFiscal Note Request is Inapplicable
2017-04-24HouseMotion Prevailed 061-049-000
2017-04-24HouseNote / Motion Filed - Note Act Does Not Apply Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2017-04-24HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
2017-04-19HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2017-04-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
2017-04-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2017-04-04HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
2017-03-29HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
2017-03-29HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
2017-03-29HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-28HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 013-008-000
2017-03-28HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
2017-03-28HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
2017-03-16HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2017-03-13HouseRe-assigned to Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
2017-02-23HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2017-02-08HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Charter School Policy Committee
2017-01-27HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-01-27HouseFirst Reading
2017-01-26HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105527A-7.5Amended CodeCitation Text
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