IL HB2265 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 57-0)
Status: Passed on August 9 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-08-09 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0254
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school shall include in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, at least one semester of civics education; specifies course content requirements and requires the education to be in accordance with Illinois Learning Standards for social science. Allows school districts to consult with civics education stakeholders, as deemed appropriate by the State Board of Education. Allows school districts to utilize private funding available for the purposes of offering civics education. Effective July 1, 2019.

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Roll Calls

2019-05-23 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 40 N: 14 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-03-28 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 73 N: 31 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-08-09HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0254
2019-08-09HouseEffective Date July 1, 2020
2019-08-09HouseGovernor Approved
2019-06-21HouseSent to the Governor
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jawaharial Williams
2019-05-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
2019-05-23HousePassed Both Houses
2019-05-23SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-014-000
2019-05-23SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
2019-05-21SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
2019-05-17SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2019-05-16SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2019-05-16SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
2019-05-16SenateSecond Reading
2019-05-09SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
2019-05-08SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
2019-05-08SenateDo Pass Education; 010-003-000
2019-05-07SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
2019-05-03SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
2019-04-29SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
2019-04-24SenateAssigned to Education
2019-04-03SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-04-03SenateFirst Reading
2019-04-03SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2019-04-03SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2019-04-03SenateArrive in Senate
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
2019-03-29HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2019-03-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2019-03-28HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 073-031-000
2019-03-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2019-03-26HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-26HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
2019-03-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2019-03-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2019-03-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2019-03-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
2019-03-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
2019-03-21HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2019-03-20HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
2019-03-20HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
2019-03-20HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
2019-03-20HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2019-03-20HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 012-007-000
2019-03-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
2019-03-12HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
2019-03-06HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-06HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2019-02-19HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
2019-02-13HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-02-13HouseFirst Reading
2019-02-07HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105527-3.10New CodeSee Bill Text

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