Comments: IL HB0246 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discriminatory as to any of the characteristics under the Act. Provides that textbooks purchased with grant funds must be non-discriminatory. Provides that in public schools only, the teaching of history of the United States shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State. Effective July 1, 2020.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-21 - Sent to the Governor [HB0246 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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