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 Bill Status of SB0224  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush - Karen McConnaughay - Pamela J. Althoff - Julie A. Morrison and Dan Duffy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Carol Sente - Ed Sullivan - Sheri Jesiel - Robert W. Pritchard - Sam Yingling, Elaine Nekritz and Linda Chapa LaVia)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/27/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0475

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
115 ILCS 5/1from Ch. 48, par. 1701


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose of the Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
115 ILCS 5/1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/7-6from Ch. 122, par. 7-6
105 ILCS 5/7-14from Ch. 122, par. 7-14

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With respect to a petition for a proposed change of school district boundaries, provides that the regional board of school trustees or regional boards of school trustees in cases of a joint hearing shall hear evidence as to the effect detachment will have on the school needs and conditions of the territory in the area within and adjacent thereto and shall determine whether it is to the best interests of the schools of the area and the direct educational welfare (instead of educational welfare) of the pupils that such change in boundaries be granted. Provides that in the instance of a change of boundaries through detachment, (1) when considering the effect the detachment will have on the direct educational welfare of the pupils, the regional board or regional boards shall consider a comparison of the school report cards for the schools of the affected districts and the school district report cards for the affected districts only if there is no more than a 3% difference in the minority, low socio-economic, and non-English speaking student populations of the relevant schools of the districts; (2) the community of interest of the petitioners and their children and the effect detachment will have on the whole child may be considered only if the regional board or regional boards first determine that there would be a significant direct educational benefit to the petitioners' children if the change in boundaries were allowed; (3) the regional board or regional boards may consider the difference in the distances from the petitioning area to the current schools and the petitioned-for schools only if the difference is no less than 10 miles shorter to one of the petitioned-for corresponding current grade centers than it is to the corresponding current grade center; (4) the regional board or regional boards may not grant a petition if doing so will increase the percentage of minority, low socio-economic, or non-English speaking students at the school or the district from which the petitioning territory will be detached and will decrease the percentage of those students at the school or district to which the territory will be annexed; and (5) the regional board or regional boards may not consider whether changing the boundaries will increase the property values of the petitioners' property. Makes changes concerning the assumption of bonded indebtedness and financial obligations to the Capital Development Board and the tax rate for bonded indebtedness in cases in which the boundaries of a school district are changed by the attachment or detachment of territory.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the engrossed bill with the following changes: With respect to detachment, makes changes to provide that when petitioners cite an annexing district attendance center or centers in the petition or during testimony, the regional board of school trustees or the regional boards of school trustees may consider the difference in the distances from the detaching area to the current attendance centers and the cited annexing district attendance centers only if the difference is no less than 10 miles shorter to one of the cited annexing district attendance centers than it is to the corresponding current attendance center. Makes changes to provide that the regional board of school trustees or the regional boards of school trustees may not grant a petition if doing so will increase the percentage of minority or low-income students or English learners by more than 3% at the attendance center where students in the detaching territory currently attend, provided that if the percentage of any one of those groups also decreases at that attendance center, the regional board or boards may grant the petition upon consideration of other factors. Removes provisions providing that the annexing school district shall be liable for its financial obligations to the Capital Development Board. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/28/2015SenateFirst Reading
  1/28/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/18/2015SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/26/2015SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  3/26/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 14, 2015
  4/13/2015SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/14/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/14/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/16/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2015
  4/17/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/17/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/21/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  4/23/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Education
  4/24/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015
  5/6/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 009-001-000
  5/7/2015SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/7/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Bush
  5/7/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/7/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 035-016-000
  5/7/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/7/2015HouseArrived in House
  5/8/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  5/12/2015HouseFirst Reading
  5/12/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/18/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 22, 2015
  5/18/2015HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/18/2015HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/18/2015HouseMotion Prevailed
  5/18/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 023-000-000
  5/19/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
  5/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol Sente
  5/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sheri Jesiel
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/22/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/22/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2015
  5/26/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/26/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  5/26/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/27/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/30/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 103-009-000
  5/30/2015SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 31, 2015
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Duffy
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/30/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 044-011-000
  5/31/2015SenateSenate Concurs 044-011-000
  5/31/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  8/27/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  8/27/2015SenateEffective Date January 1, 2016
  8/27/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0475

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