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 Bill Status of HB0165  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  STUDENT PRAYER-ANY TIME OF DAY

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Linda Chapa LaVia - La Shawn K. Ford - David McSweeney - Silvana Tabares, Mark Batinick, Thomas M. Bennett, Robert W. Pritchard, Fred Crespo, Katherine Cloonen, Deb Conroy, Michelle Mussman, Sue Scherer, Kathleen Willis, Jeanne M Ives, Reginald Phillips, Jack D. Franks, Carol Ammons and Carol Sente

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. William Delgado - Patricia Van Pelt - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Kyle McCarter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0410

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 20/5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act. In a provision allowing students in the public schools to voluntarily engage in individually initiated, non-disruptive prayer, provides that such praying may take place at any time during the school day. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act. Provides that students in the public schools may, during the school day, voluntarily engage in individually or collectively initiated, non-disruptive prayer or religious-based meetings, including without limitation prayer groups, B I B L E (Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth) clubs, or "meet at the flagpole for prayer" days (instead of providing that students in the public schools may voluntarily engage in individually initiated, non-disruptive prayer). Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the engrossed bill with the following changes: Provides that students in the public schools may, during noninstructional times, voluntarily engage in prayer. Defines "non-instructional time" as time set aside by a school before actual classroom instruction begins or after actual classroom instruction ends. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/14/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/14/2015HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/3/2015HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/16/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/16/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/18/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 023-000-000
  3/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/18/2015HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/25/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/25/2015HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  3/26/2015HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  3/26/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
  4/14/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-001
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  4/14/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 15, 2015
  4/14/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/15/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2015SenateAssigned to Education
  4/29/2015SenatePostponed - Education
  5/6/2015SenatePostponed - Education
  5/8/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. William Delgado
  5/8/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/12/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/12/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/13/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 013-000-001
  5/13/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2015
  5/14/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/18/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/21/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2015
  5/22/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kyle McCarter
  5/22/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-000-000
  5/22/2015HouseArrived in House
  5/22/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/25/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/25/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2015HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 110-000-000
  5/31/2015HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  8/20/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  8/20/2015HouseEffective Date August 20, 2015
  8/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0410

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