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 Bill Status of SB3979  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  TEACHER BENEFITS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
35 ILCS 5/232 new
40 ILCS 5/1-160
40 ILCS 5/7-114from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-114
40 ILCS 5/7-116from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-116
40 ILCS 5/7-141from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-141
40 ILCS 5/7-142from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-142
40 ILCS 5/15-111from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-111
40 ILCS 5/15-112from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-112
40 ILCS 5/15-135from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-135
40 ILCS 5/15-136from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-136
40 ILCS 5/15-198
40 ILCS 5/16-127from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-127
40 ILCS 5/16-203
105 ILCS 5/24-8.5
115 ILCS 5/2from Ch. 48, par. 1702
30 ILCS 805/8.46 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that each qualified teacher is entitled to an income tax credit in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of the minimum federal student loan payments required and made by a qualified teacher in each taxable year. Defines "qualified teacher" as an individual who (i) is employed as a public school teacher on or after December 31, 2022, (ii) is a full-time public school teacher during the taxable year in which he or she claims the credit, and (iii) provides specified documentation. Amends the General Provisions, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), State Universities, and Downstate Teacher Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. With regard to Tier 2 members under the Downstate Teacher or State Universities Article and Tier 2 regular employees who are employees of an educational employer: makes changes to the age and service credit requirements for receiving an annuity; increases the amount of the automatic annual increases to retirement annuities; makes changes to the formula for calculating final average salary; and increases the limitation on the amount of salary that is used to calculate benefits. Provides that a person may receive optional credit for certain periods of service as a student teacher. Amends the School Code. Provides that each school district shall, from funds appropriated by the General Assembly, provide a salary to a student teacher employed by the district for certain school years. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Adds student teachers to a provision that excludes certain individuals from the definition of "student". Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/21/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  1/21/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/21/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

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