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 Bill Status of HB2400  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCHOOL LAW ENFORCEMENT DRILLS

House Sponsors
Rep. Maura Hirschauer - Terra Costa Howard - Anne Stava-Murray - Carol Ammons, Deb Conroy, Janet Yang Rohr, Dagmara Avelar, Denyse Wang Stoneback, Daniel Didech, Joyce Mason and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Karina Villa - Ann Gillespie, Jason A. Barickman, Donald P. DeWitte, Steve McClure, Dan McConchie, Meg Loughran Cappel, Sue Rezin, Jil Tracy and Sally J. Turner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/23/2021HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 128/20
105 ILCS 128/25


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Provides that parents or guardians must receive prior notice of a law enforcement drill not less than 5 days prior to the drill. Provides that a law enforcement drill (i) must not include simulations that mimic an actual school shooting incident or active shooter event, (ii) must be announced in advance to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill, (iii) must include content that is age appropriate and developmentally appropriate, (iv) must include and involve school personnel, including school-based mental health professionals, and (v) must include trauma-informed approaches to address the concerns and well-being of students and school personnel. Requires a school district to include in its annual review of each school building's emergency and crisis response plans, protocols, and procedures an examination of the efficacy and effects of law enforcement drills. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Changes certain references relating to law enforcement drills to law enforcement lockdown drills. Removes the requirement that parents or guardians must receive prior notice of a law enforcement drill not less than 5 days prior to the drill. Provides that (i) school administrators and school support personnel may, in their discretion, exempt a student or students from participating in a walk-through lockdown drill; (ii) schools must provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians in advance of any walk-through lockdown drill that involves the participation of students and must also provide to parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in the walk-through lockdown drill; (iii) schools must provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat or active shooter event to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods; (iv) during a drill, students must be allowed to ask questions related to the drill; and (v) law enforcement may choose to run an active shooter simulation, but only on school days when students are not present, and parental notification is not required if students are not required to be present. Corrects a typographical error.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/24/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 014-009-000
  3/24/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/15/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  4/21/2021HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/21/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2021SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Karina Villa
  5/4/2021SenateAssigned to Education
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve McClure
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  5/12/2021SenateDo Pass Education; 011-000-000
  5/12/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 13, 2021
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/13/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/13/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  5/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 25, 2021
  5/27/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/27/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2021HouseSent to the Governor

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