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 Bill Status of SB2975  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  EDUCATION-AGRICULTURAL ED

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham - Linda Holmes, Scott M. Bennett, Andy Manar, David S. Luechtefeld and Neil Anderson

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jerry Costello, II - Brandon W. Phelps - Sara Wojcicki Jimenez - John Bradley - Donald L. Moffitt, Al Riley, Andrew F Skoog, Patrick J. Verschoore, Daniel V. Beiser, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Linda Chapa LaVia, Sue Scherer, Katherine Cloonen, Mike Smiddy, Cynthia Soto, Joe Sosnowski, Jay Hoffman, John Cavaletto, John D. Anthony, Tom Demmer, Chad Hays, Thomas M. Bennett, Charles Meier, Randy E. Frese, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Adam Brown, Avery Bourne, Terri Bryant, Norine K. Hammond, Michael D. Unes, Bill Mitchell, David B. Reis, Robert W. Pritchard, Jack D. Franks and Carol Ammons)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0826

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.80b new
110 ILCS 947/65.25


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that, subject to appropriation to the State Board of Education, there is created an agriculture education teacher grant program to fund personal services costs for agriculture education teachers in school districts. Provides that a school district may apply for a grant to fund 50% of the personal services cost for an agriculture education teacher; however, a school district that is creating a new agriculture education program may apply for a grant to fund 100% of an agriculture teacher's personal services cost in the first and second year of the new agriculture education program and 80% of an agriculture teacher's personal services cost in the third and fourth years of the new agriculture education program. Allows a school district to apply for a grant for more than one teacher. Sets forth the duties of the State Board. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act with respect to teacher shortage scholarships. Specifies that agricultural education is a course of study included in the definition of "areas of identified staff shortages".

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Provides that school districts may apply for grants to fund an amount not to exceed certain amounts (rather than may apply for grants to fund certain amounts) of the personal services cost for agriculture education teachers.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/8/2016SenateAssigned to Education
  3/11/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  3/16/2016SenateDo Pass Education; 013-000-000
  3/16/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2016
  3/18/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/15/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/15/2016SenateSenate 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; 012-000-000
  4/20/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Cunningham
  4/20/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2016
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David S. Luechtefeld
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/21/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/21/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/22/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/22/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  5/2/2016HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/5/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/5/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/5/2016HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/5/2016HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/5/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew F Skoog
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/10/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 016-000-000
  5/11/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  5/18/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2016HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/18/2016HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. John Bradley
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John Cavaletto
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David B. Reis
  5/23/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-001-000
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/23/2016SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/21/2016SenateSent to the Governor
  8/16/2016SenateGovernor Approved
  8/16/2016SenateEffective Date January 1, 2017
  8/16/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0826

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