IL SB0209 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-1)
Status: Passed on July 26 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-26 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0164
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the School Code. With regard to special education joint agreements, provides that under no circumstances may a petition for withdrawal from a joint agreement be presented to other member districts less than 18 months from the date of the proposed withdrawal. Provides that if a petition for withdrawal is not approved by the other member districts, any petitioning member district (rather than only a petitioning member district that is part of a Class II county school unit outside of a city of 500,000 or more inhabitants) may appeal the disapproval. Provides that the trustees of schools of the township having jurisdiction and authority over the withdrawing district or the hearing panel established by the chief administrative officer of the intermediate service center having jurisdiction over the withdrawing district shall convene and hear testimony to determine whether the withdrawing district has presented sufficient evidence that the district, standing alone, will provide a full continuum of services and support to all its students with disabilities in the foreseeable future; specifies requirements for the withdrawing district prior to the hearing. Provides that each withdrawing district shall develop a comprehensive plan that includes the administrative policies and procedures outlined in specified special education rules of the State Board of Education and all relevant portions of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Provides that the withdrawing district must also demonstrate its ability to provide education for a wide range of students with disabilities, including a full continuum of support and services. Effective immediately.

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Roll Calls

2019-05-21 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 116 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-04-11 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 58 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-07-26SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0164
2019-07-26SenateEffective Date July 26, 2019
2019-07-26SenateGovernor Approved
2019-06-19SenateSent to the Governor
2019-05-21SenatePassed Both Houses
2019-05-21HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
2019-05-14HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
2019-05-14HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-14HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-09HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2019-05-08HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School; 007-000-000
2019-04-30HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School
2019-04-11HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-04-11HouseFirst Reading
2019-04-11HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2019-04-11HouseArrived in House
2019-04-11SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
2019-04-11SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
2019-04-11SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bertino-Tarrant
2019-04-11SenateRecalled to Second Reading
2019-03-27SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 014-000-000
2019-03-26SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
2019-03-19SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2019-03-19SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
2019-03-05SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 6, 2019
2019-03-05SenateSecond Reading
2019-02-20SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 21, 2019
2019-02-20SenateDo Pass Education; 015-000-000
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
2019-02-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
2019-02-06SenateAssigned to Education
2019-01-31SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-01-31SenateFirst Reading
2019-01-31SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

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