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 Bill Status of HB2490  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kam Buckner - Kevin John Olickal - Lilian Jiménez - Rita Mayfield - Abdelnasser Rashid

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-23.17 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Courses of Study Article of the School Code. Provides that every public school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction studying the events of the civil rights movement in the United States from 1954 to 1968, the natural law and natural rights principles that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., drew from and that informed his leadership of the civil rights movement, and the tactics and strategies of nonviolent resistance that he championed in response to the Jim Crow laws of that era. Provides that the curriculum shall include an additional unit of instruction studying other acts of discriminatory injustice, such as genocide, elsewhere around the globe. Provides that the State Board of Education shall prepare and make available to all school boards instructional materials that may be used as guidelines for development of the units of instruction. Allows a school board to determine the minimum amount of instructional time required. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kam Buckner
  2/15/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/1/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
  3/1/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  3/1/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/1/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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