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Public Act 098-0790


 

Public Act 0790 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 098-0790
 
SB2728 EnrolledLRB098 16123 NHT 51180 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by renumbering and
changing Section 2-3.157, as added by Public Act 98-301, as
follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.158)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on May 31, 2015)
    Sec. 2-3.158 2-3.157. Task Force on Civic Education.
    (a) The State Board of Education shall establish the Task
Force on Civic Education, to be comprised of all of the
following members, with an emphasis on bipartisan legislative
representation and diverse non-legislative stakeholder
representation:
        (1) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
    Representatives.
        (2) One member appointed by the President of the
    Senate.
        (3) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    House of Representatives.
        (4) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    Senate.
        (5) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing a teachers union.
        (6) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing the Chicago Teachers Union.
        (7) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing social studies teachers.
        (8) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing school boards.
        (9) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing the media.
        (10) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing the non-profit sector that promotes civic
    education as a core mission.
        (11) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing the non-profit sector that promotes civic
    engagement among the general public.
        (12) One member appointed by the president of an
    institution of higher education who teaches college or
    graduate-level government courses or facilitates a program
    dedicated to cultivating civic leaders.
        (13) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing principals or district superintendents.
    (b) The members of the Task Force shall serve without
compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and
necessary expenses from funds appropriated to the State Board
of Education for that purpose. The members of the Task Force
shall be reimbursed for their travel expenses from
appropriations to the State Board of Education available for
that purpose and subject to the rules of the appropriate travel
control board.
    (c) The members of the Task Force shall be considered
members with voting rights. A quorum of the Task Force shall
consist of a simple majority of the members of the Task Force.
All actions and recommendations of the Task Force must be
approved by a simple majority vote of the members.
    (d) The Task Force shall meet initially at the call of the
State Superintendent of Education, shall elect one member as
chairperson at its initial meeting through a simple majority
vote of the Task Force, and shall thereafter meet at the call
of the chairperson.
    (e) The State Board of Education shall provide
administrative and other support to the Task Force.
    (f) The Task Force is charged with all of the following
tasks:
        (1) To analyze the current state of civic education in
    this State.
        (2) To analyze current civic education laws in other
    jurisdictions, both mandated and permissive.
        (3) To identify best practices in civic education in
    other jurisdictions.
        (4) To make recommendations to the General Assembly
    focused on substantially increasing civic literacy and the
    capacity of youth to obtain the requisite knowledge,
    skills, and practices to be civically informed members of
    the public.
        (5) To make funding recommendations if the Task Force's
    recommendations to the General Assembly would require a
    fiscal commitment.
    (g) No later than December May 31, 2014, the Task Force
shall summarize its findings and recommendations in a report to
the General Assembly, filed as provided in Section 3.1 of the
General Assembly Organization Act. Upon filing its report, the
Task Force is dissolved.
    (h) This Section is repealed on December May 31, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 98-301, eff. 8-9-13; revised 10-4-13.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/25/2014