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 Bill Status of SB1221  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-STATE SEAL BILITERACY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez - Linda Holmes, Heather A. Steans, Michael W. Frerichs and Julie A. Morrison

House Sponsors
(Rep. Cynthia Soto - Mike Fortner - Linda Chapa LaVia - Scott Drury, Elizabeth Hernandez and Maria Antonia Berrios)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/27/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0560

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.157 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Provides that the State Seal of Biliteracy shall be awarded by the State Board of Education beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Provides that school district participation in this program is voluntary. Sets forth the purposes of the State Seal of Biliteracy. Sets forth requirements for the State Board of Education and participating school districts. Provides that no fee shall be charged to a pupil. Effective July 1, 2013.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Provides for a State Seal of Biliteracy to be designated (instead of affixed) on high school diplomas and transcripts. Makes changes concerning the proficiency a pupil needs to attain. Removes a provision concerning the seal being awarded by the State Board of Education. Requires the State Board to prepare and deliver to school districts an appropriate mechanism for designating the State Seal of Biliteracy on (instead of an appropriate insignia to be affixed to) diplomas and transcripts. Requires school districts to make the appropriate designation on (instead of affix the appropriate insignia to) diplomas and transcripts. Makes changes concerning costs to pupils. Effective July 1, 2013.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  1/30/2013SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/7/2013SenateAssigned to Education
  2/27/2013SenatePostponed - Education
  3/5/2013SenatePostponed - Education
  3/5/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/5/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/5/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/12/2013SenateDo Pass Education; 012-000-000
  3/12/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2013
  3/12/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/21/2013SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2013
  4/12/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  4/12/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/15/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2013HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/16/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/17/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/24/2013HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/8/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/8/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/10/2013HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 24, 2013
  5/15/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/15/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 012-001-000
  5/15/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2013HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2013
  5/28/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/29/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  5/29/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Scott Drury
  5/29/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  5/29/2013SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 30, 2013
  5/29/2013SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/29/2013SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2013SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Education
  5/30/2013SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 009-000-000
  5/30/2013SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 057-000-000
  5/30/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  8/27/2013SenateGovernor Approved
  8/27/2013SenateEffective Date August 27, 2013
  8/27/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0560

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