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 Bill Status of HB0234  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-MEDIA LITERACY

House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez - Stephanie A. Kifowit, Janet Yang Rohr, Joyce Mason and Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Karina Villa - Laura Ellman - Kimberly A. Lightford - Steve Stadelman - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Laura M. Murphy, Adriane Johnson and John Connor)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/9/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0055

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-20.08 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, every public high school may include in its curriculum a unit of instruction on media literacy; defines "media literacy". Provides requirements for the unit of instruction. Provides that the State Superintendent of Education may prepare and make available to school boards instructional materials that may be used as guidelines for the unit of instruction. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, requires every public high school to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction on media literacy; sets forth what topics the unit of instruction shall include. Provides that the State Board of Education shall determine how to prepare and make available instructional resources and professional learning opportunities for educators that may be used for the development of the unit of instruction. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  1/29/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/24/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/24/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 014-009-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/20/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 068-044-000
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/21/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/21/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/21/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/7/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  5/7/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/11/2021SenateAssigned to Education
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  5/19/2021SenateDo Pass Education; 011-002-000
  5/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 20, 2021
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2021
  5/25/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-015-000
  5/25/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  5/25/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  6/23/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  7/9/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  7/9/2021HouseEffective Date July 9, 2021
  7/9/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0055

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