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 Bill Status of HB0261  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  EDUC-HOMELESS CHILD-ASSISTANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Michelle Mussman, Camille Y. Lilly, Kathleen Willis, Anna Moeller, Deb Conroy, Laura Fine, Robyn Gabel, David S. Olsen and Patricia R. Bellock

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Scott M. Bennett )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/24/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 45/1-17 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Education for Homeless Children Act. Provides that if a child loses permanent housing and becomes a homeless person, within the meaning of the Act, and the parent or guardian of the child finds temporary housing or shelter that still renders the child homeless within the meaning of the Act and if the school district of the child's school of origin is thereby required to pay the transportation costs of the child to and from his or her school of origin and the school district can save money by providing housing assistance to the parent or guardian of the child such that it would allow the child to attend his or her school of origin instead of providing transportation to and from the child's school of origin, then the school district may, at its discretion, provide rental or mortgage assistance. Sets forth provisions concerning the amount of assistance, providing the assistance indirectly through a homeless assistance agency, providing assistance to those at risk of homelessness, the length of assistance provided, and the school district funds from which the assistance may be drawn. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/29-5from Ch. 122, par. 29-5
105 ILCS 45/1-18 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Transportation Article of the School Code. Provides that the allowable direct cost of transporting pupils includes expenditures for housing assistance and homeless prevention under certain provisions of the Education for Homeless Children Act that are not in excess of the school district's actual costs for providing transportation services, subject to certain restrictions. Amends the Education for Homeless Children Act. Provides that if a child is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless, a school district may provide rental or mortgage assistance; provide financial assistance for unpaid bills, loans, or other financial debts; or provide both types of assistance. Sets forth limitations and requirements for the assistance. Defines terms. Sets forth legislative intent. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/20/2016HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  1/11/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/11/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight
  2/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/22/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight; 007-002-000
  3/22/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/20/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight; 008-000-000
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/26/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Education
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/16/2017SenateDo Pass Education; 010-000-000
  5/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2017
  5/24/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/24/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017

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