Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Filed: 4/18/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2346 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
527-24.2 and 27-24.9 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/27-24.2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-24.2)
7    Sec. 27-24.2. Safety education; driver education course.
8Instruction shall be given in safety education in each of
9grades one through 8, equivalent to one class period each week,
10and any school district which maintains grades 9 through 12
11shall offer a driver education course in any such school which
12it operates. Its curriculum shall include content dealing with
13Chapters 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16 of the Illinois Vehicle Code,
14the rules adopted pursuant to those Chapters insofar as they
15pertain to the operation of motor vehicles, and the portions of
16the Litter Control Act relating to the operation of motor



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1vehicles. The course of instruction given in grades 10 through
212 shall include an emphasis on the development of knowledge,
3attitudes, habits, and skills necessary for the safe operation
4of motor vehicles, including motorcycles insofar as they can be
5taught in the classroom, and instruction on distracted driving
6as a major traffic safety issue. In addition, the course shall
7include instruction on special hazards existing at and required
8safety and driving precautions that must be observed at
9emergency situations, highway construction and maintenance
10zones, and railroad crossings and the approaches thereto. The
11Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the course shall also
12include instruction concerning law enforcement procedures for
13traffic stops, including a demonstration of the proper actions
14to be taken during a traffic stop, and appropriate interactions
15with law enforcement, and any other course content developed by
16the State Board under subsection (b) of Section 27-24.9 of this
17Code, which may be tailored by a school district for the
18community in which the school district is located. The course
19of instruction required of each eligible student at the high
20school level shall consist of a minimum of 30 clock hours of
21classroom instruction and a minimum of 6 clock hours of
22individual behind-the-wheel instruction in a dual control car
23on public roadways taught by a driver education instructor
24endorsed by the State Board of Education. Both the classroom
25instruction part and the practice driving part of such driver
26education course shall be open to a resident or non-resident



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1student attending a non-public school in the district wherein
2the course is offered. Each student attending any public or
3non-public high school in the district must receive a passing
4grade in at least 8 courses during the previous 2 semesters
5prior to enrolling in a driver education course, or the student
6shall not be permitted to enroll in the course; provided that
7the local superintendent of schools (with respect to a student
8attending a public high school in the district) or chief school
9administrator (with respect to a student attending a non-public
10high school in the district) may waive the requirement if the
11superintendent or chief school administrator, as the case may
12be, deems it to be in the best interest of the student. A
13student may be allowed to commence the classroom instruction
14part of such driver education course prior to reaching age 15
15if such student then will be eligible to complete the entire
16course within 12 months after being allowed to commence such
17classroom instruction.
18    A school district may offer a driver education course in a
19school by contracting with a commercial driver training school
20to provide both the classroom instruction part and the practice
21driving part or either one without having to request a
22modification or waiver of administrative rules of the State
23Board of Education if the school district approves the action
24during a public hearing on whether to enter into a contract
25with a commercial driver training school. The public hearing
26shall be held at a regular or special school board meeting



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1prior to entering into such a contract. If a school district
2chooses to approve a contract with a commercial driver training
3school, then the district must provide evidence to the State
4Board of Education that the commercial driver training school
5with which it will contract holds a license issued by the
6Secretary of State under Article IV of Chapter 6 of the
7Illinois Vehicle Code and that each instructor employed by the
8commercial driver training school to provide instruction to
9students served by the school district holds a valid teaching
10license issued under the requirements of this Code and rules of
11the State Board of Education. Such evidence must include, but
12need not be limited to, a list of each instructor assigned to
13teach students served by the school district, which list shall
14include the instructor's name, personal identification number
15as required by the State Board of Education, birth date, and
16driver's license number. Once the contract is entered into, the
17school district shall notify the State Board of Education of
18any changes in the personnel providing instruction either (i)
19within 15 calendar days after an instructor leaves the program
20or (ii) before a new instructor is hired. Such notification
21shall include the instructor's name, personal identification
22number as required by the State Board of Education, birth date,
23and driver's license number. If the school district maintains
24an Internet website, then the district shall post a copy of the
25final contract between the district and the commercial driver
26training school on the district's Internet website. If no



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1Internet website exists, then the school district shall make
2available the contract upon request. A record of all materials
3in relation to the contract must be maintained by the school
4district and made available to parents and guardians upon
5request. The instructor's date of birth and driver's license
6number and any other personally identifying information as
7deemed by the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994
8must be redacted from any public materials.
9    Such a course may be commenced immediately after the
10completion of a prior course. Teachers of such courses shall
11meet the licensure requirements of this Code and regulations of
12the State Board as to qualifications.
13    Subject to rules of the State Board of Education, the
14school district may charge a reasonable fee, not to exceed $50,
15to students who participate in the course, unless a student is
16unable to pay for such a course, in which event the fee for
17such a student must be waived. However, the district may
18increase this fee to an amount not to exceed $250 by school
19board resolution following a public hearing on the increase,
20which increased fee must be waived for students who participate
21in the course and are unable to pay for the course. The total
22amount from driver education fees and reimbursement from the
23State for driver education must not exceed the total cost of
24the driver education program in any year and must be deposited
25into the school district's driver education fund as a separate
26line item budget entry. All moneys deposited into the school



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1district's driver education fund must be used solely for the
2funding of a high school driver education program approved by
3the State Board of Education that uses driver education
4instructors endorsed by the State Board of Education.
5(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 99-720, eff. 1-1-17;
6100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)
7    (105 ILCS 5/27-24.9)
8    Sec. 27-24.9. Driver education standards.
9    (a) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
10Secretary of State, shall adopt course content standards for
11driver education for those persons under the age of 18 years,
12which shall include the operation and equipment of motor
14    (b) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
15Department of State Police, shall adopt course content
16standards for driver education for persons under the age of 18
17years that includes information concerning the proper
18procedures following a traffic stop by a law enforcement
19officer, including, but not limited to, the driver's rights,
20the role of the officer, proper driver and officer behavior,
21appropriate questioning, required documentation, how and where
22to file a complaint against an officer, and any other
23information the State Board or the Department of State Police
24deems necessary. In developing course content under this
25subsection (b), the State Board or the Department of State



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1Police may consult with any other interested party, including a
2volunteer working group. Before finalizing the course content,
3the State Board must provide an opportunity within a reasonable
4period of time for public comment. The State Board shall adopt
5rules to implement this subsection (b).
6(Source: P.A. 97-1025, eff. 1-1-13.)".