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 Bill Status of SB0641  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-REQUIRE VISION EXAM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Deanna Demuzio - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Martin A. Sandoval - Kwame Raoul

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jil Tracy - Patricia Reid Lindner - Sandra M. Pihos - Linda Chapa LaVia - Aaron Schock, Harry Osterman, Elga L. Jefferies, Robert Rita, Sara Feigenholtz, David E. Miller, Monique D. Davis, Sandy Cole, Esther Golar, Robert W. Pritchard, Michael K. Smith, Arthur L. Turner, Luis Arroyo, William Davis, Deborah L. Graham, Annazette Collins, Cynthia Soto, Elizabeth Hernandez, Edward J. Acevedo, Karen A. Yarbrough, Maria Antonia Berrios, Daniel J. Burke and Susana A Mendoza)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/17/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0671

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-8.1from Ch. 122, par. 27-8.1
30 ILCS 805/8.31 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that a vision examination must be included as a part of the health examination required within one year prior to entering kindergarten or the first grade, whichever grade the child first enters, of any public, private, or parochial elementary school. Makes related changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective January 1, 2008.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as introduced with the following changes. Provides that a separate eye examination is included as a part of the health examination (instead of providing that a vision examination must be included as a part of the health examination); makes related changes. Provides that physicians licensed to practice medicine in all its branches and licensed optometrists shall perform the eye examinations in accordance with the minimum standards set forth in rules adopted under the Illinois Optometric Practice Act of 1987 as they pertain to children. Effective January 1, 2008.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. In the Section concerning health examinations and immunizations, provides that all children enrolling in kindergarten on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act and any student enrolling for the first time on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act in a public, private, or parochial school shall have an eye examination. Provides that each of these children shall present proof of having been examined within the previous year by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed optometrist before October 15th of the school year. Provides that if the child fails to present proof by October 15th, the school may hold the child's report card until one of the following occurs: (i) the child presents proof of a completed eye examination or (ii) the child presents proof that an eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15th. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish a waiver for children who show an undue burden or a lack of access to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who provides eye examinations or to a licensed optometrist. Adds eye examinations to certain provisions that currently apply to health and dental examinations, including exemption from the examination on religious grounds. Provides that physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches and licensed optometrists shall perform all eye examinations. Provides that every school shall report to the State Board of Education by June 30 the number of children who have received the required eye examination. Makes related changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective January 1, 2008.

Governor Amendatory Veto Message
Recommends that the Department of Public Health be required to establish a waiver for children who show a lack of access to a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches (rather than a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who provides eye examinations), and that changes be made to the list of items included in an eye examination.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  2/8/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Education
  2/28/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  2/28/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/7/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Education
  3/7/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/7/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/8/2007SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 010-000-000
  3/8/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2007
  3/13/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/13/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 14, 2007
  3/15/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/15/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/15/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  3/15/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/15/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/15/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  3/15/2007HouseFirst Reading
  3/15/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/25/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/25/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  4/30/2007HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/2/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/3/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/8/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/8/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/8/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 021-000-000
  5/9/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  5/10/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/22/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. William B. Black
  5/23/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/23/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/23/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended - Withdrawn by Rep. William B. Black
  5/24/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  5/24/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended - Withdrawn by Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/24/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended - Withdrawn by Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  5/29/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/30/2007SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/30/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01 - May 31, 2007
  5/30/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  5/30/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  5/30/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Education
  5/31/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 011-000-000
  5/31/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/31/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  8/28/2007SenateGovernor Amendatory Veto
  10/2/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto October 2, 2007
  10/2/2007SenateMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  10/2/2007Senate3/5 Vote Required
  10/2/2007SenateOverride Amendatory Veto - Senate Passed 053-002-000
  10/4/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto October 10, 2007
  10/5/2007HouseMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Rep. Jil Tracy
  10/10/2007House3/5 Vote Required
  10/10/2007HouseOverride Amendatory Veto - House Passed 112-000-000
  10/10/2007SenateAmendatory Veto Overridden Both Houses
  10/10/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  10/17/2007SenateEffective Date January 1, 2008
  10/17/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0671

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