Rep. Maura Hirschauer
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 290
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 290 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
14-17 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/14-17 new)
(a) In this Section, "PUNS" means the Prioritization of
Urgency of Need for Services database established under
Section 10-26 of the Department of Human Services Act.
(b) A school district must provide written notification to
the parent or guardian of a student with an individualized
education program (IEP) that the student may be eligible to
receive additional services, benefits, or resources through
(c) A school district must provide the written
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notification under subsection (b) at the initial meeting
between the school district and the parent or guardian to
develop the student's IEP and once a year thereafter at a
regularly scheduled IEP meeting between the school district
and the parent or guardian.
(d) A school district must provide to the parent or
guardian of a student with an IEP a copy of the Department of
Human Services's guide titled "Understanding PUNS".
(e) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to
implement this Section.
This Act takes effect upon