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 Bill Status of SB2135  93rd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-REDUCE CLASS SIZE-GRANT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Susan Garrett - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Kimberly A. Lightford, Antonio Munoz, Iris Y. Martinez, Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson, M. Maggie Crotty and Ira I. Silverstein

House Sponsors
(Rep. Monique D. Davis - Donald L. Moffitt - Jerry L. Mitchell - Mary E. Flowers - Michael K. Smith, Robert Rita, Lovana Jones, Patricia Bailey, David E. Miller, Constance A. Howard, Arthur L. Turner, Kenneth Dunkin, Daniel J. Burke, Susana Mendoza, Julie Hamos, Elaine Nekritz, Harry Osterman, Cynthia Soto, Robin Kelly, Karen May, Mike Boland, Kevin Joyce, Joseph M. Lyons, Deborah L. Graham, Maria Antonia Berrios, Ralph C. Capparelli, Robert F. Flider, William Delgado, Wyvetter H. Younge, William Davis, Annazette Collins, Ricca Slone and Patrick Verschoore)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/27/2004SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0814

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.134 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Creates a K-3 class size reduction grant program to be implemented and administered by the State Board of Education. Provides that only those schools that are on the early academic warning list or academic watch list and that maintain grades K-3 are grant eligible. Limits use of the grant funds to operating and maintaining classes in grades K-3 with a class size of no more than 20 pupils. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that grants shall be used and applied by schools to defray the costs and expenses of operating and maintaining classes in grades kindergarten through 3 with an average class size within a specific grade of no more than 20 pupils (instead of with a class size of no more than 20 pupils). Provides that if a school's facilities are inadequate to allow for this specified class size, then a school may use the grant funds for teacher aides instead.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/6/2004SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  1/6/2004SenateFirst Reading
  1/6/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  1/29/2004SenateAssigned to Education
  2/5/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/10/2004SenatePostponed - Education
  2/18/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/19/2004SenatePostponed - Education
  2/24/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  2/24/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  2/24/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Education
  2/24/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  2/24/2004SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 006-001-001
  2/24/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 25, 2004
  2/26/2004SenateSecond Reading
  2/26/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 2, 2004
  3/2/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Munoz
  3/24/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/24/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson
  3/25/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/25/2004SenateThird Reading - Passed; 031-024-000
  3/25/2004HouseArrived in House
  3/25/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/25/2004HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lovana Jones
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Bailey
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana Mendoza
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  3/25/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/25/2004HouseFirst Reading
  3/25/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/30/2004HouseAssigned to Elementary and Secondary Education Committee
  4/1/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  4/22/2004HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary and Secondary Education Committee; 015-000-000
  4/22/2004HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  4/22/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  4/22/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  4/27/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/27/2004HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/28/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ralph C. Capparelli
  4/28/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  4/28/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Delgado
  4/28/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  4/28/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/29/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  4/29/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ricca Slone
  4/29/2004HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Verschoore
  5/4/2004HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 118-000-000
  5/4/2004SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/2/2004SenateSent to the Governor
  7/27/2004SenateGovernor Approved
  7/27/2004SenateEffective Date July 27, 2004
  7/27/2004SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0814

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