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 Bill Status of HB3989  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen Willis

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/7-04from Ch. 122, par. 7-04
105 ILCS 5/7-1from Ch. 122, par. 7-1
105 ILCS 5/7-4.1from Ch. 122, par. 7-4.1
105 ILCS 5/7-6from Ch. 122, par. 7-6

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Boundary Changes Article of the School Code. With respect to a county with a population in excess of 3,000,000 in which (i) affected students reside in a municipality with a population not exceeding 15,000, (ii) the elementary school district serving the property to be detached sends students to 2 or more high school districts, (iii) the annexing school district has a high school located in the municipality, (iv) the farthest point from the detached property to the new school is less than 4 miles, and (v) the detachment and annexation will put the entire municipality into a single high school district, provides that a hearing panel (rather than the trustees of schools of the township) shall have and perform all powers, duties, and responsibilities required under the Article to be exercised and performed by a regional board of school trustees; the petition for boundary change may be filed by a number of legal resident voters equal to at least 50% of the number of legal resident voters in the affected territory who voted in the last presidential election; and if there are no legal resident voters, the petitioners may deliver the petition by regular mail to the last taxpayer of record of real estate instead of by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner of record. Allows the hearing panel to compare school and district report cards and to consider the community of interest of the petitioners and their children. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  12/10/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen Willis
  1/8/2020HouseFirst Reading
  1/8/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2020HouseMotion Filed - Table Bill/Resolution Pursuant to Rule 60(b), Rep. Kathleen Willis
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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