IL SB0704 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)
Status: Introduced on January 30 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-07 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the School Code. Provides that the State Board of Education is, subject to appropriation, authorized to award competitive grants under a Safe Schools and Healthy Learning Environments Program. Provides that under the program, selected school districts must reallocate funding for school-based law enforcement personnel in some or all of their schools to other evidence-based and promising practices designed to promote school safety and healthy learning environments, including, but not limited to, restorative justice programs; increased use of school psychologists, social workers, and other mental and behavioral health specialists; drug and alcohol treatment services; wraparound services for youth; and training for school staff on conflict resolution techniques and other disciplinary alternatives. Provides that the program shall match the amount that is reallocated from school-based law enforcement personnel to alternative methods of addressing student behavior on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Prohibits grant funds from being used to increase the use of school-based security personnel. Provides for an annual report to update progress on the Program. Prohibits arrest or being otherwise cited for a criminal offense committed during school hours while on school grounds, in school vehicles, or at school activities or sanctioned events except in certain circumstances.

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2017-04-07SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
2017-04-07SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
2017-04-07SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
2017-04-06SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
2017-04-06SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
2017-03-17SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
2017-03-15SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
2017-03-15SenatePostponed - Education
2017-03-09SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2017-03-08SenatePostponed - Education
2017-02-16SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2017-02-16SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
2017-02-16SenatePostponed - Education
2017-02-09SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2017-02-08SenateAssigned to Education
2017-01-30SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-01-30SenateFirst Reading
2017-01-30SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
105510-22.6Amended CodeCitation Text
10552-3.170New CodeSee Bill Text

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