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 Bill Status of HB0306  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-ST ASSESSMENTS-EXCUSE

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi - Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. - Ron Sandack - Kenneth Dunkin - Mary E. Flowers, Ann M. Williams, Kelly M. Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine, Thomas Morrison, Robert Martwick, John C. D'Amico, Silvana Tabares, La Shawn K. Ford, Gregory Harris, Lou Lang, Barbara Wheeler, Brandon W. Phelps, Monique D. Davis, Sara Feigenholtz, Mike Smiddy, Emanuel Chris Welch, Arthur Turner, Luis Arroyo and Litesa E. Wallace

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. William Delgado - Chris Nybo - Iris Y. Martinez - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Ira I. Silverstein, Michael Noland and Patricia Van Pelt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. With respect to the administration of State assessments, provides that a student is not required to take a particular State assessment if that student's parent or guardian requests, in writing, that the student be excused from taking the State assessment. Requires the State Board of Education, by rule, to (i) determine the form of the request, (ii) ensure that no student, teacher, school, or school district is negatively impacted, through grades or evaluations, due to a student being excused from taking a State assessment, and (iii) ensure that students who are excused from taking a State assessment are offered supervised instructional or enrichment opportunities during the time the State assessment is being administered. Effective immediately.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Fiscal Note (State Board of Education)
 HB 306 will have a minimal fiscal impact to the State. Cost may include but are not limited to: staff time to develop a form, promulgate rules, and ensure that students who are excused are offered supervised instructional or enrichment opportunities. The legislation may cause the State to lose over $1 billion in federal funds if less than 95% of students participate in State assessments.

 Pension Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 There is no discernible fiscal impact of any pension system associated with HB 306.

 Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill will have minimal impact to the State of Illinois. There could be a potential loss in federal funds by not meeting certain requirements through State assessments.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this bill; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 This bill would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
 There are no penalty enhancements associated with this bill. The bill would have no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.

 Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not pre-empt home rule authority.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes. Requires the State Board of Education to ensure that the State Board, regional superintendents of schools, and school boards take no negative action against a student, school, school district, or district employee (rather than ensuring that no student, teacher, school, or school district is negatively impacted), through grades or evaluations, due to a student being excused from taking a State assessment. Provides that once each school year, before any State assessments are administered, a school district shall communicate with the parents and guardians of students to explain the right to opt out of a particular State assessment and shall make opt-out forms available. Provides that neither the school district, nor any teacher or school in the district, may issue additional official correspondence to students or their parents or guardians about the right to opt out. Requires a school district to accept any letter expressing a parent's or guardian's intent for his or her child to be excused from taking a particular State assessment in lieu of the opt-out form as long as the letter is signed by the parent or guardian. Prohibits a school district and its teachers, principals, and other administrators from encouraging or discouraging students or their parents or guardians, either individually or collectively, to opt out of State assessments. Requires the State Board to determine appropriate sanctions for a violation of this prohibition. Effective immediately.

 Correctional Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept of Corrections)
 There are no penalty enhancements associated with this bill. The bill would have no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 306 (H-AM 2) would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 306 (H-AM 2) will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 Judicial Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill will have a minimal impact to the State of Illinois. There could be a potential loss in federal funds by not meeting certain requirements through State assessments.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Illinois State Board of Education)
 HB 306 (H-AM 2) will have an unknown fiscal impact to the State. Costs may include but are not limited to: staff time to develop a form, promulgate rules, and ensure that students who are excused are offered supervised instructional or enrichment opportunities and costs associated with enforcement and monitoring of the requirements. School districts will incur costs for supervision of students that opt-out and for providing supervised instruction and enrichment opportunities. Additionally, the legislation may cause the State to lose over $1 billion in federal funds if less than 95% of students participate in State assessments.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Home Rule Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 Does not pre-empt home rule authority

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in HB306 HA2; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  1/27/2015HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/28/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  2/10/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/13/2015HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight
  2/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/4/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight; 003-002-000
  3/4/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/4/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/4/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/5/2015HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/5/2015HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/5/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  3/5/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/5/2015HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/9/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  3/9/2015HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  3/11/2015HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/12/2015HousePension Note Requested by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  3/12/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  3/13/2015HousePension Note Filed
  3/17/2015HouseJudicial Note Requested by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/18/2015HouseBalanced Budget Note Filed
  3/18/2015HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  3/18/2015HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  3/18/2015HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  3/19/2015HouseJudicial Note Filed
  3/19/2015HouseCorrectional Note Filed
  3/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/24/2015HouseHome Rule Note Filed
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/31/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/16/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/17/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted - Lost Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight; 002-003-000
  4/21/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight; 004-001-000
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  4/22/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/22/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Correctional Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Debt Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  4/23/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  4/24/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/24/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  4/24/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/24/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2015HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/7/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 15, 2015
  5/7/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  5/12/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as Amended
  5/13/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  5/15/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 22, 2015
  5/19/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 064-047-001
  5/19/2015HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/20/2015HouseMotion to Reconsider Vote - Tabled
  5/21/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  5/21/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/21/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/21/2015SenateFirst Reading
  5/21/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/14/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/27/2016SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/4/2016SenateRe-referred to Education
  5/11/2016SenatePostponed - Education
  5/13/2016SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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