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 Bill Status of SB2912  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-EDUCATOR LICENSING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. David S. Luechtefeld - Karen McConnaughay - Andy Manar - Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Melinda Bush, Jason A. Barickman and Dale A. Righter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Fred Crespo - Robert W. Pritchard - Norine K. Hammond - Terri Bryant - Carol Ammons, William Davis, Rita Mayfield, Daniel V. Beiser, Emanuel Chris Welch, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Chad Hays, Linda Chapa LaVia, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Jerry Costello, II, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Carol Sente, David Harris, Tim Butler and Cynthia Soto)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/6/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0920

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/21B-20
105 ILCS 5/21B-25
105 ILCS 5/21B-30
105 ILCS 5/21B-35
105 ILCS 5/21B-40
105 ILCS 5/21B-45


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. Makes changes concerning a provisional in-state educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations, a career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations, a provisional career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations, a Substitute Teaching License, a teacher leader endorsement on a Professional Educator License, educator testing, the minimum requirements for educators trained in other states or countries, fees for Substitute Teaching Licenses, and requirements for licensees retiring during a renewal cycle.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Removes the changes concerning short-term and long-term Substitute Teaching Licenses. Provides that a provision requiring teacher candidates to pass an evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness applies except as otherwise provided in the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. With respect to applicants who have not been entitled by an Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois institution of higher education applying for a Professional Educator License endorsed in a teaching field or school support personnel area, provides that a comparable educator license or certificate from another state is one that demonstrates that the license or certificate holder meets similar requirements as candidates entitled by an Illinois-approved educator preparation program in teaching or school support personnel areas concerning coursework aligned to standards concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional child, methods of reading and reading in the content area, and instructional strategies for English learners. Provides that an applicant who holds a comparable and valid educator license or certificate from another state must submit verification to the State Board of Education that the applicant has completed coursework concerning methods of instruction of the exceptional child, methods of reading and reading in the content area, and instructional strategies for English learners. Provides that applicants who have not been entitled by an Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois institution of higher education applying for a Professional Educator License endorsed for chief school business official and who have successfully completed a test of content, as identified by rules, at the time of initial licensure in another state or country shall not be required to complete a test of content. Adds an immediate effective date.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David S. Luechtefeld
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2016SenateAssigned to Education
  3/3/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  3/8/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  3/9/2016SenatePostponed - Education
  3/16/2016SenatePostponed - Education
  4/6/2016SenateDo Pass Education; 010-000-000
  4/6/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 7, 2016
  4/13/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David S. Luechtefeld
  4/13/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/19/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/19/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 013-000-000
  4/20/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/20/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  4/20/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Luechtefeld
  4/20/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2016
  4/20/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/21/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/21/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/21/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/21/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/2/2016HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight
  5/3/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/4/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/5/2016HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/11/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight; 004-000-000
  5/11/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/11/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/12/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  5/12/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/12/2016HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Terri Bryant
  5/12/2016HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/12/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/12/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/12/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  5/12/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  5/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/26/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2016
  5/29/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/31/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2016
  6/30/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  10/26/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  11/14/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  11/14/2016HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  11/14/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  11/14/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  11/15/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  11/16/2016House3/5 Vote Required
  11/16/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  11/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  11/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  11/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  11/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  11/16/2016SenatePassed Both Houses
  11/17/2016SenateSent to the Governor
  1/6/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  1/6/2017SenateEffective Date January 6, 2017
  1/6/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0920

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