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 Bill Status of HB4432  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-EXCUSED ABSENCE-TAPS

House Sponsors
Rep. Donald L. Moffitt - Jerry Costello, II - John D. Anthony - Charles Meier - Randy E. Frese, Patrick J. Verschoore, Brandon W. Phelps and Thomas M. Bennett

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Chuck Weaver - Thomas Cullerton - Mr. Dan McConchie and Heather A. Steans)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0804

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/26-1from Ch. 122, par. 26-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Compulsory Attendance Article of the School Code. Allows a child in any of grades 6 through 12 to be absent from a public school on a particular day or days or at a particular time of day for the purpose of sounding "Taps" at a military honors funeral held in this State for a deceased veteran. Sets forth notification requirements. Provides that the student shall be counted as if the student attended school for purposes of calculating the average daily attendance of students in the school district. Requires the student to be allowed a reasonable time to make up school work missed during the absence. Provides that if the student satisfactorily completes the school work, the day of absence shall be counted as a day of compulsory attendance and he or she may not be penalized for that absence.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  1/14/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  1/15/2016HouseFirst Reading
  1/15/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/15/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  1/28/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  1/28/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  1/28/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  1/28/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/28/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  4/5/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 020-000-000
  4/5/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/21/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2016
  4/21/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  4/22/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/3/2016SenateAssigned to Education
  5/11/2016SenateDo Pass Education; 011-000-000
  5/11/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2016
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/17/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2016
  5/17/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
  5/19/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/19/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  8/15/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  8/15/2016HouseEffective Date January 1, 2017
  8/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0804

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