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 Bill Status of HB3115  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-TEXTBOOK BLOCK GRANTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Jehan A. Gordon - Roger L. Eddy - Sandra M. Pihos - Linda Chapa LaVia - Karen A. Yarbrough, Lisa M. Dugan, Monique D. Davis, Carol A. Sente and Michael G. Connelly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Edward D. Maloney - Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins and John G. Mulroe)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0570

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.153 new
105 ILCS 5/18-17 rep.
105 ILCS 5/28-6 rep.
105 ILCS 5/28-10 rep.
105 ILCS 5/28-12 rep.
105 ILCS 5/28-16 rep.
105 ILCS 5/28-17 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Subject to appropriation, authorizes the State Board of Education to provide annual funding to public school districts and State-recognized, non-public schools serving students in grades kindergarten through 12 for the purchase of secular textbooks. Subject to appropriation, provides that each public school district and State-recognized, non-public school shall receive a per pupil grant for the purchase of secular textbooks. Repeals Sections concerning the State Board's loan of secular textbooks; the adoption of books by school boards; the purchase of textbooks from families moving out of a school district; the printing, publishing, distributing and selling of textbooks by a district; the manner and methods of textbook distribution; and rules for the care and preservation of textbooks. Effective July 1, 2011.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the provisions of the Section concerning a textbook block grant program are in the public interest, for the public benefit, and serve secular public purposes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the State Board of Education is authorized to provide annual funding to public school districts and State-recognized, non-public schools serving students in grades kindergarten through 12 for the purchase of selected (instead of secular) textbooks. Provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased are limited without exception to textbooks that have been preapproved and designated by the State Board of Education for use in any public school and that are secular, non-religious, and non-sectarian. Requires the State Board of Education to annually publish a list of the textbooks authorized to be purchased. Provides that the State Board of Education may adopt rules as necessary to ensure the religious neutrality of the textbook block grant program, as well as provide for the monitoring of all textbooks authorized to be purchased directly by State-recognized, nonpublic schools serving students in grades kindergarten through 12.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Provides that the per pupil grant amount must be calculated utilizing the total appropriation divided by the most current student enrollment data available (instead of the most current student enrollment data available divided by the total appropriation).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  2/23/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2011HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/9/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 024-000-000
  3/9/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/14/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/14/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/14/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/14/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  3/14/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  3/17/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/29/2011HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/29/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  3/29/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/29/2011HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  3/29/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/30/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-006-000
  3/31/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/31/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2011
  4/7/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/7/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/7/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Education
  4/28/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/28/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/3/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  5/3/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/3/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/4/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/5/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/5/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/5/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/5/2011SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 009-000-000
  5/5/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2011
  5/6/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/6/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 10, 2011
  5/6/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/12/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/12/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/12/2011HouseArrived in House
  5/12/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/13/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  5/13/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  5/13/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/13/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/27/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/27/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/28/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 022-000-000
  5/28/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 022-000-000
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 116-000-000
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 116-000-000
  5/31/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  6/29/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/25/2011HouseEffective Date August 25, 2011
  8/25/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0570

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