Comments: IL HB1561 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Requires all school boards of school districts to develop threat assessment protocols and to create threat assessment teams. Provides that the threat assessment team shall include specified personnel and other members. Provides that a threat assessment protocol adopted by the school board shall be a public document and be posted on the school district's website. Provides that a school board shall create the threat assessment team within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act and adopt an initial threat assessment protocol within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that a school district may share information concerning a clear and present danger with another school district and creates a conforming exemption in the Illinois School Student Records Act. Creates exemptions for the work of the threat assessment team in the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-3)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-30 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick [HB1561 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

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