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 Bill Status of HB0768  100th General Assembly

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

House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Mary E. Flowers - William Davis, Ann M. Williams, Frances Ann Hurley, Sue Scherer, Jay Hoffman, Silvana Tabares, Camille Y. Lilly and LaToya Greenwood

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Linda Holmes - Wm. Sam McCann - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Bill Cunningham, Terry Link, Cristina Castro, Steve Stadelman, Julie A. Morrison, Kimberly A. Lightford, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Thomas Cullerton, Don Harmon, Ira I. Silverstein, Daniel Biss and Pat McGuire)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/19/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017

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. 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. 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. Allows the Commission to approve an 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 school, 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. Effective immediately.

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

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/27/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2017HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Charter School Policy Committee
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/13/2017HouseRe-assigned to Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/28/2017HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/28/2017HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  3/28/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 013-008-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2017HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/29/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/4/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/19/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/24/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2017HouseNote / Motion Filed - Note Act Does Not Apply Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/24/2017HouseMotion Prevailed 061-049-000
  4/24/2017HouseFiscal Note Request is Inapplicable
  4/24/2017HouseNote / Motion Filed - Note Act Does Not Apply Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/24/2017HouseMotion Prevailed 061-049-000
  4/24/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Request is Inapplicable
  4/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/25/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/25/2017HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed
  4/25/2017HouseThird Reading - Consideration Postponed
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/26/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseMotion - Move to Previous Question Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/26/2017HouseMotion Prevailed
  4/26/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 061-046-000
  4/26/2017HouseMotion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/27/2017HouseMotion to Reconsider Vote - Withdrawn Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/12/2017SenateAssigned to Local Government
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/15/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/15/2017SenateWaive Posting Notice
  5/16/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/17/2017SenatePostponed - Local Government
  5/17/2017SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/17/2017SenateRe-referred to Executive
  5/17/2017SenateWaive Posting Notice
  5/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/19/2017SenateDo Pass Executive; 011-004-001
  5/19/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 22, 2017
  5/19/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/19/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
  5/19/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017

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