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 Bill Status of HB2949  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-RECESS REQUIRED

House Sponsors
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Margo McDermed, Camille Y. Lilly and Justin Slaughter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board shall require that schools provide daily recess for all students in kindergarten through grade 5. Provides that the recess must be at least 20 minutes in length. Provides that recess shall include unstructured play and may include organized games. Provides that if the principal determines that the weather is inclement, then the principal shall direct that recess be held indoors. Provides that a school board may require that schools provide daily recess for all students in grades 6 through 8. Requires a school board to prohibit the withholding of recess as a disciplinary action. Effective July 1, 2017.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Changes references of "recess" to "active break". Removes the daily requirement, and requires the break to total at least 20 minutes. Effective July 1, 2017.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/22/2017HouseMotion Do Pass as Amended - Lost Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 008-009-000
  3/22/2017HouseRemains in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/22/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/22/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/29/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 011-006-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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