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 Bill Status of HB0397  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-ST CHARTER SCH COMM'N

House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Robert Martwick - Mike Smiddy - Anthony DeLuca - Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Will Guzzardi, Frances Ann Hurley, La Shawn K. Ford, Kathleen Willis, Linda Chapa LaVia, Deb Conroy, Monique D. Davis, William Davis, Sue Scherer, Jerry Costello, II, Camille Y. Lilly, Patrick J. Verschoore, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Daniel V. Beiser and Brandon W. Phelps

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Linda Holmes - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Julie A. Morrison - Kimberly A. Lightford, Bill Cunningham, John M. Sullivan, Pat McGuire, Dan Kotowski, Gary Forby, Terry Link, John G. Mulroe and David Koehler)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5
105 ILCS 5/27A-8
105 ILCS 5/27A-9


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Removes provisions allowing the State Charter School Commission to reverse a school board's decision to deny, revoke, or not renew a charter; makes related changes. In a provision concerning a charter school proposed to be jointly authorized by 2 or more school districts and the school boards unanimously denying the charter school proposal with a statement that the school boards are not opposed to the charter school, but that they yield to the Commission in light of the complexities of joint administration, allows the charter applicant to submit the proposal to the Commission and requires the Commission to follow the same process and be subject to the same timelines for review as a school board.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as introduced, with the following changes. Provides that if a charter school applicant submits a proposal to a school board outside of the process adopted by that school board for receiving charter school proposals on an annual basis, the applicant shall not have any right to submit its proposal to the State Charter School Commission as otherwise authorized. Allows the Commission to approve a charter school proposal or application for a charter if certain conditions are met. Provide that the Commission may condition approval of an application on the acceptance of funding in an amount less than requested. Provides that final decisions of the Commission are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law. Provides that if the Commission approves an application for a charter, then the Commission shall act as the authorized chartering entity. Provides that if the Commission is the authorized chartering entity, then the Commission shall execute a charter agreement (instead of approve the charter agreement). Provides that the Commission has no authority to approve a charter school proposal that has been denied by a school board. Adds an immediate effective date.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (State Board of Education)
 HB 397 (H-AM 1) does not have a fiscal impact to the State.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (State Board of Education)
 HB 397 (H-AM 2) does not have a fiscal impact to the State.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1, with the following change: Provides that final decisions of a local school board with respect to reviewing charter school proposals are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law. Effective immediately.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill will have a minimal fiscal impact to the State of Illinois. State-approved charter schools receive a portion of General State Aid through the resident School District.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (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.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (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.

 Pension Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 There is no discernible fiscal impact of any pension system associated with this bill.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 There is no discernible fiscal impact of any pension system associated with this bill.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 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.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this bill; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

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

 Correctional Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (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.

 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.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this bill; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Judicial Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Correctional Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (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. 3 (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.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill does not have an anticipated budget impact to the State of Illinois.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill does not have an anticipated budget impact to the State of Illinois.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Office of Management and Budget)
 This bill does not have an anticipated budget impact to the State of Illinois.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 There is no discernible fiscal impact of any pension system associated with this bill.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (State Board of Education)
 HB 397 (H-AM 3) does not have a fiscal impact to the State.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 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.

 Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not pre-empt hole rule authority.

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

 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. 3 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not pre-empt hole rule authority.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/28/2015HouseFirst Reading
  1/28/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/5/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  2/13/2015HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Charter School Policy Committee
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/18/2015HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/27/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/27/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Charter School Policy Committee
  3/4/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: Charter School Policy Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/4/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Charter School Policy Committee; 007-005-000
  3/5/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/10/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/10/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/11/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/11/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/12/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/13/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/13/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/16/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/17/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Correctional Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Correctional Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Debt Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as Amended
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Ed Sullivan
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Correctional Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Home Rule Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Pension Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Debt Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended (Corrected)
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  3/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  3/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/24/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  3/25/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  3/25/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  3/26/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  4/14/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/14/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  4/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  4/20/2015HouseMotion - Move to Previous Question Rep. Sheri Jesiel
  4/20/2015HouseMotion Prevailed
  4/20/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 060-040-002
  4/20/2015HouseVerified
  4/20/2015HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/21/2015HouseMotion to Reconsider Vote - Tabled
  4/22/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/22/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/22/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/22/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/22/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/22/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  4/30/2015SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/30/2015SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/15/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  5/22/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  6/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  6/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  6/30/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  7/1/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  7/9/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  7/13/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  7/20/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/17/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/17/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/18/2016SenateAssigned to Education
  5/19/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 27, 2016
  5/19/2016SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/24/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/24/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/24/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/27/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2016
  5/31/2016SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/31/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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