ZICKUS, BIGGINS, FRITCHEY, LANG, FEIGENHOLTZ,
GARRETT AND ERWIN.
DISSECTION ALTERNATIVES ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Dissection Alternatives Act. Provides that schools
may excuse a student from performing or observing dissection and may
allow the student to instead perform an alternative project. Provides
that students may not be penalized for refusing to participate in or
observe dissection. Directs the State Board of Education to develop
guidelines for notifying students and parents about courses that
include dissection. Directs the Illinois Community College Board and
the Board of Higher Education to include this Act in their customary
notices of new legislation. First applies to the 1999-2000 academic
year. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
There would be minimal fiscal impact at the State level; local
districts could incur nominal charges for paperwork and
possible costs for purchasing additional supplies.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)
No change from SBE fiscal note.
GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE
Recommends the deletion of the provision prohibiting a student
from being penalized or discriminated against for refusing to perform,
participate in, or observe a dissection.
Last action on Bill: BILL DEAD-AMENDATORY VETO
Last action date: 99-11-18
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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