IL HB2235 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on August 4 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-08-04 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0430
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the Transportation Article of the School Code. Provides that school boards may enter into contracts for any period of time deemed appropriate by those school boards (rather than for up to 3 years) for transportation of pupils to and from school, except that no contract, inclusive of any proposed renewals, may exceed 10 years (rather than allowing such contracts to be extended for up to 2 additional years by mutual agreement of the parties and thereafter extended on a year-to-year basis by mutual agreement of the parties, unless a school board receives a timely request from another interested contractor that a contract be let by bid). Requires all contracts for a period of time greater than 5 years that do not include the use of electric vehicles for pupil transportation to include a termination option after 5 years. Allows contract opener clauses for any purpose to be included in the contract. Provides that a contract for pupil transportation that utilizes a significant percentage of electric vehicles may be entered into by a school board for up to 15 years if the contract relies on capital or infrastructure purchases or improvements that cannot reasonably be justified in a shorter-term contract.

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Roll Calls

2023-05-10 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 56 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-21 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 111 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-08-04HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0430
2023-08-04HouseEffective Date January 1, 2024
2023-08-04HouseGovernor Approved
2023-06-08HouseSent to the Governor
2023-05-10HousePassed Both Houses
2023-05-10SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
2023-05-03SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 4, 2023
2023-05-03SenateSecond Reading
2023-04-26SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 27, 2023
2023-04-26SenateDo Pass Education; 012-000-000
2023-04-19SenatePostponed - Education
2023-04-12SenateAssigned to Education
2023-03-22SenateReferred to Assignments
2023-03-22SenateFirst Reading
2023-03-22SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
2023-03-22SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2023-03-22SenateArrive in Senate
2023-03-21HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-001-000
2023-03-16HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2023-03-10HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2023-03-08HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools; 009-000-000
2023-02-28HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
2023-02-08HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2023-02-08HouseFirst Reading
2023-02-08HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105529-6.1Amended CodeCitation Text

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