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 Bill Status of HB5729  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  POSTSECOND/WORKFORCE READINESS

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Burke - Linda Chapa LaVia - Fred Crespo - Deb Conroy - Carol Sente, Kathleen Willis, Mark Batinick, Robert W. Pritchard, Michael D. Unes, Joe Sosnowski, Elizabeth Hernandez, Mike Fortner, Lou Lang, Michael W. Tryon, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Sonya M. Harper, Litesa E. Wallace, Silvana Tabares, Jack D. Franks and Carol Ammons

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Daniel Biss - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Pat McGuire - Melinda Bush - Chapin Rose, Andy Manar, Gary Forby, Bill Cunningham, Linda Holmes and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/29/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0674

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
105 ILCS 5/27-22from Ch. 122, par. 27-22


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act. Sets forth provisions concerning postsecondary career expectations; a competency-based, high school graduation requirements pilot program; transitional mathematics courses; reading and communication transitional competencies; College and Career Pathway Endorsements and State Distinction programs; and administrative rules. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Removes requirements concerning adopting grade-level postsecondary and career expectations for all students in grades 9 through 12. Removes certain requirements on State agencies. Makes changes to requirements of school districts participating in the pilot program and requirements for participating in the pilot program. Requires participating school districts to form a standing planning and implementation committee. Makes changes to various dates concerning implementation of the pilot program. Changes references from "transitional mathematics courses" to "transitional mathematics instruction" and makes certain requirements concerning student readiness applicable only to mathematics courses. Requires the statewide panel to recommend statewide criteria for determining projected readiness for 11th grade students for college-level mathematics courses. Makes changes to provisions concerning mathematics instruction placement and delivery. Provides how to demonstrate readiness for public high school graduates. Allows a public university to be a party to a partnership agreement at its sole discretion. Provides for the creation and publication of statewide portability standards for certain courses. Requires that the State Board of Education and Illinois Community College Board establish a phased transition plan and benchmarks by June 30, 2019 for transitional mathematics instruction implementation. Removes provisions concerning the State Distinction Program. Allows eligible school districts to award one or more College and Career Pathway Endorsements beginning in the 2019-2020 (rather than 2018-2019) school year. Removes certain requirements for support of the College and Career Pathway Endorsement program. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Makes a technical correction in the provisions concerning College and Career Pathway Endorsements. Changes a reference with respect to the administrative rules of the Illinois Community College Board and the Board of Higher Education.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Makes changes concerning the competency-based, high school graduation requirements pilot program. Provides that no waiver shall be granted relating to teacher tenure or seniority or teacher or principal evaluations. Provides that any waiver or modification of teacher educator licensure requirements to permit instruction by non-educators or educators without an appropriate license must ensure that an appropriately licensed teacher and the provider of instruction partner in order to verify the method for assessing competency of mastery and verify whether a student has demonstrated mastery. Limits the first 2 annual cohorts of the pilot program to no more than 12 school districts and any subsequent annual cohort to no more than 15 school districts, allows only one application per school district for each annual cohort of the pilot program, and prohibits the application of a school district having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants from including more than 6 schools. Provides that the expansion of a school district's competency-based learning system to a new school or new subject area requires a new application by the school district.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  4/5/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 017-000-000
  4/6/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 015-000-000
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/21/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/21/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/25/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/25/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/25/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/25/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/25/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  5/3/2016SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  5/3/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/6/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/6/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/10/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  5/11/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Higher Education
  5/11/2016SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 010-000-000
  5/11/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2016
  5/11/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/11/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  5/13/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/16/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/17/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  5/17/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/18/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 009-000-000
  5/18/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  5/18/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/18/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/18/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Biss
  5/18/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2016
  5/25/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  5/25/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/25/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/25/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/25/2016HouseArrived in House
  5/25/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
  5/25/2016HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  5/25/2016HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2016HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Higher Education Committee
  5/30/2016HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 012-000-000
  5/31/2016HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 117-000-000
  5/31/2016HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  7/29/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  7/29/2016HouseEffective Date July 29, 2016
  7/29/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0674

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