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 Bill Status of HB0223  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Anne Stava-Murray and Robert Rita

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.176 new
105 ILCS 5/10-17afrom Ch. 122, par. 10-17a
105 ILCS 5/10-21.9from Ch. 122, par. 10-21.9
105 ILCS 5/34-18.5from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.5
325 ILCS 5/4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish a hotline for the purpose of receiving reports on instances of sexual abuse or sexual assault by a licensed educator or any other school employee or volunteer. Provides that the number of the hotline and its anonymous nature must be posted in every school in this State. Requires each school report card to include the most current data possessed by the State Board on the number of allegations of sexual assault or sexual abuse by a licensed educator or any other school district employee or volunteer reported at a school and any pertinent information related to an allegation. Provides that if an employee of a school district or a regional office of education fails to perform a criminal history records check or a check of the Statewide Sex Offender Database or Statewide Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database as required under the Code for an applicant seeking employment with the school district or ignores the results of any of those checks, he or she must be suspended from employment. Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. With regard to the requirement to report to the Department of Children and Family Services a child who may be an abused child or a neglected child, increases the penalty for a person who knowingly and willfully violates the requirement to a Class 4 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor) for a first violation and a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony) for a second or subsequent violation.

DateChamber Action
  1/7/2019HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/9/2019HouseFirst Reading
  1/9/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2019HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  2/14/2019HouseTo Special Issues Subcommittee (ESS)
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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