Bill Text: IL HB0040 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that a student whose 22nd birthday occurs during the school year is eligible for special education services through the end of the school year (rather than being eligible for services only until the day before his or her 22nd birthday). Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 42-4)

Status: (Passed) 2021-07-28 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0172 [HB0040 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-HB0040-Chaptered.html

Public Act 102-0172
HB0040 EnrolledLRB102 02701 CMG 12704 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
14-1.02 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/14-1.02) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.02)
Sec. 14-1.02. Children with disabilities. "Children with
disabilities" means children between the ages of 3 and 21 for
whom it is determined, through definitions and procedures
described in the Illinois Rules and Regulations to Govern the
Organization and Administration of Special Education, that
special education services are needed. An eligible student who
requires continued public school educational experience to
facilitate his or her successful transition and integration
into adult life is eligible for such services through age 21,
inclusive, which, for purposes of this Article, means the day
before the student's 22nd birthday, unless his or her 22nd
birthday occurs during the school year, in which case he or she
is eligible for such services through the end of the school
year. An individualized education program must be written and
agreed upon by appropriate school personnel and parents or
their representatives for any child receiving special
(Source: P.A. 95-14, eff. 7-16-07.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.