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 Bill Status of SB2844  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-GROWING FUTURE EDUCATOR

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Omar Aquino - Cristina Castro - Terry Link - Michael Connelly - Chuck Weaver, Kimberly A. Lightford, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Iris Y. Martinez, Martin A. Sandoval, John F. Curran, Scott M. Bennett, Thomas Cullerton, David Koehler, Andy Manar, Melinda Bush, Antonio Muņoz, Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Robert W. Pritchard - Rita Mayfield - Fred Crespo - William Davis - Linda Chapa LaVia, Tony McCombie, David S. Olsen, David Harris, Cynthia Soto, Elizabeth Hernandez, Carol Sente and Thomas M. Bennett)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/31/2018SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.173 new
105 ILCS 5/21B-20


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish and maintain the Growing Future Educators Program to train high school graduates who at one time have been identified as English learners and who are enrolled in an approved educator preparation program, among other qualifications, to become secondary language educators. Provides that each school district that chooses to participate in the Program shall partner with one public, regionally accredited institution of higher education in this State that offers a pre-approved educator preparation program and each qualified high school graduate participating in the program through the district must be enrolled at that institution in its educator preparation program. Provides that for each semester that a qualified high school graduate is participating in the program, the State Board shall issue the person a paraprofessional educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations and the person must be employed as a part-time employee by the participating district as a paraprofessional working under the supervision of a district employee with a Professional Educator License. Sets forth provisions concerning funding, submitting program data, reporting to the General Assembly, and rulemaking. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/21B-20

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish and maintain the Future Language Teachers Program to assist high school graduates who at one time have been identified as English learners and who are enrolled in an approved educator preparation program, among other qualifications, in acquiring a Professional Educator License with an endorsement in English as a second language, bilingual education, English as a new language, or any foreign language. Provides that each school district that chooses to participate in the Program shall partner with one regionally accredited institution of higher education in this State that offers an educator preparation program approved by the State Board and each qualified high school graduate participating in the program through the district must be enrolled at that institution in its educator preparation program. Sets forth provisions concerning employment, funding, submitting program data, reporting to the General Assembly, and rulemaking. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Creates the Supporting Future Teachers Program (rather than Future Language Teachers Program). Defines "low-income student". Changes the definition of "qualified participant" to include a high school graduate who can demonstrate that at any one time during pre-kindergarten through grade 12 was identified as a low-income student (rather than was identified as an English learner). Provides that the Program shall assist qualified participants in acquiring a Professional Educator License (rather than a Professional Educator License with an endorsement in English as a second language, bilingual education, English as a new language, or any foreign language); makes a conforming change. Provides that the duty of a qualified participant may include working with low-income students on a one-on-one basis. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  2/13/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/13/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/21/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  2/21/2018SenateAssigned to Education
  2/23/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  2/23/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  2/23/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/23/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  2/23/2018SenateSponsor Removed Sen. John F. Curran
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  2/27/2018SenateDo Pass Education; 009-000-000
  2/27/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 28, 2018
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  2/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/1/2018SenateSecond Reading
  3/1/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2018
  4/5/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/5/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/17/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 012-000-000
  4/18/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  4/23/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Aquino
  4/23/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/23/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 045-000-000
  4/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/24/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/24/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/24/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David S. Olsen
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  5/25/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  5/28/2018HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight
  5/28/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight
  5/28/2018HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/28/2018HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  5/29/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight; 008-000-000
  5/29/2018HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight; 008-000-000
  5/29/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/30/2018SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 30, 2018
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Omar Aquino
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 007-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 053-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/31/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter

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