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Public Act 099-0647


 

Public Act 0647 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0647
 
HB5720 EnrolledLRB099 18543 NHT 42922 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 adding Section
2-3.167 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.167 new)
    Sec. 2-3.167. Task Force on Computer Science Education.
    (a) The State Board of Education shall establish a Task
Force on Computer Science 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 a statewide
    association representing teachers.
        (6) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing teachers in a city of over 500,000 people.
        (7) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing computer science 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 computer
    science education as a core mission.
        (11) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing the non-profit sector that promotes computer
    science education 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 computer science education.
        (13) One member appointed by the head of an association
    representing principals or district superintendents.
        (14) The chief executive officer of the school district
    organized under Article 34 of this Code or his or her
    designee.
    (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 computer science
    education in this State.
        (2) To analyze current computer science education laws
    in other jurisdictions, both mandated and permissive.
        (3) To identify best practices in computer science
    education in other jurisdictions.
        (4) To make recommendations to the General Assembly
    focused on substantially increasing computer science
    education and the capacity of youth to obtain the requisite
    knowledge, skills, and practices to be educated in computer
    science.
        (5) To make funding recommendations, if the Task
    Force's recommendations to the General Assembly would
    require a fiscal commitment.
    (g) No later than July 1, 2017, 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 July 1, 2018.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/28/2016