IL HB2977 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 31-3)
Status: Engrossed on April 26 2017 - 50% progression
Action: 2017-04-27 - Referred to Assignments
Pending: Senate Assignments Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Amends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction practicing writing in cursive.

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Roll Calls

2017-04-26 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 67 N: 48 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-04-05 - House - Motion in House (Y: 61 N: 52 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-04-27SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-04-27SenateFirst Reading
2017-04-27SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
2017-04-27SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2017-04-27SenateArrive in Senate
2017-04-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2017-04-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
2017-04-26HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 067-048-000
2017-04-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
2017-04-11HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
2017-04-11HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
2017-04-07HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
2017-04-06HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
2017-04-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
2017-04-05HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-05HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Request is Inapplicable
2017-04-05HouseMotion Prevailed 061-052-000
2017-04-05HouseNote / Motion Filed - Note Act Does Not Apply Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2017-04-05HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
2017-04-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
2017-04-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2017-04-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
2017-04-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2017-04-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2017-03-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2017-03-23HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-23HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-16HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
2017-03-16HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
2017-03-14HouseFiscal Note Filed
2017-03-13HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
2017-03-13HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
2017-03-10HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2017-03-08HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-08HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 011-006-000
2017-02-22HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
2017-02-09HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-02-09HouseFirst Reading
2017-02-09HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105527-20.7New CodeSee Bill Text

Illinois State Sources

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