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 Bill Status of HB5451  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary Beth Canty - Joyce Mason - Camille Y. Lilly - Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez - William "Will" Davis, Kelly M. Cassidy, Bob Morgan, Terra Costa Howard, Michelle Mussman, Harry Benton, Nabeela Syed, Eva-Dina Delgado, Lilian Jiménez, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Anna Moeller, Martin J. Moylan, Abdelnasser Rashid, Kevin John Olickal, Hoan Huynh, Norma Hernandez, Anne Stava-Murray, Robert "Bob" Rita, Matt Hanson, Margaret Croke, Laura Faver Dias, Maura Hirschauer, Sharon Chung, Mark L. Walker, Maurice A. West, II, Katie Stuart, Justin Slaughter, Kam Buckner, Ann M. Williams, Kelly M. Burke, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Sonya M. Harper, Mary Gill, Tracy Katz Muhl, Will Guzzardi, Barbara Hernandez, Janet Yang Rohr, Emanuel "Chris" Welch, Theresa Mah, Diane Blair-Sherlock, Jay Hoffman, Jenn Ladisch Douglass and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
20 ILCS 5/5-10was 20 ILCS 5/2.1
20 ILCS 5/5-15was 20 ILCS 5/3
20 ILCS 5/5-20was 20 ILCS 5/4
20 ILCS 5/5-126 new
20 ILCS 5/5-336 new
20 ILCS 505/5.15
20 ILCS 505/5.20
20 ILCS 505/22.1from Ch. 23, par. 5022.1
20 ILCS 505/34.9from Ch. 23, par. 5034.9
20 ILCS 505/34.10from Ch. 23, par. 5034.10
20 ILCS 1305/1-75
20 ILCS 1305/10-16
20 ILCS 1305/10-22
20 ILCS 3933/10
30 ILCS 500/1-10
105 ILCS 5/1A-4from Ch. 122, par. 1A-4
105 ILCS 5/1C-2
105 ILCS 5/1C-4
105 ILCS 5/1D-1
105 ILCS 5/2-3.47from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.47
105 ILCS 5/2-3.64a-10
105 ILCS 5/2-3.71from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.71
105 ILCS 5/2-3.71afrom Ch. 122, par. 2-3.71a
105 ILCS 5/2-3.79from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.79
105 ILCS 5/2-3.89from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.89
105 ILCS 5/10-22.6from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.6
105 ILCS 5/21B-50
105 ILCS 5/22-45
105 ILCS 5/26-19
105 ILCS 230/5-300
110 ILCS 28/25
110 ILCS 28/35
305 ILCS 5/2-12from Ch. 23, par. 2-12
305 ILCS 5/2-12.5
305 ILCS 5/9A-11from Ch. 23, par. 9A-11
305 ILCS 5/9A-11.5
305 ILCS 5/9A-17
325 ILCS 20/20.1 new
405 ILCS 47/35-5
405 ILCS 49/5
410 ILCS 221/15


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Department of Early Childhood Act. Creates the Department of Early Childhood to begin operation on July 1, 2024 and transfers to it certain rights, powers, duties, and functions currently exercised by various agencies of State Government. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2026 the Department of Early Childhood shall be the lead State agency for administering and providing early childhood education and care programs and services to children and families including: home-visiting services; early intervention services; preschool services; child care services; licensing for day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes; and other early childhood education and care programs and administrative functions historically managed by the State Board of Education, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Children and Family Services. Makes conforming changes to various Acts including the Department of Human Services Act, the Illinois Early Learning Council Act, the Illinois Procurement Code, the School Code, the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Early Intervention Services System Act and the Children and Family Services Act. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 5/5-126 new
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 10/2.11 rep.
225 ILCS 10/2.09from Ch. 23, par. 2212.09
225 ILCS 10/3from Ch. 23, par. 2213
225 ILCS 10/3.01 new
225 ILCS 10/4from Ch. 23, par. 2214
225 ILCS 10/4.01 new
225 ILCS 10/4.1from Ch. 23, par. 2214.1
225 ILCS 10/4.2a new
225 ILCS 10/4.3from Ch. 23, par. 2214.3
225 ILCS 10/4.3a new
225 ILCS 10/4.4from Ch. 23, par. 2214.4
225 ILCS 10/4.4a new
225 ILCS 10/4.5
225 ILCS 10/5from Ch. 23, par. 2215
225 ILCS 10/5.01 new
225 ILCS 10/5.1from Ch. 23, par. 2215.1
225 ILCS 10/5.1a new
225 ILCS 10/5.2
225 ILCS 10/5.2a new
225 ILCS 10/5.8
225 ILCS 10/5.9
225 ILCS 10/5.10
225 ILCS 10/5.11
225 ILCS 10/6from Ch. 23, par. 2216
225 ILCS 10/6.1 new
225 ILCS 10/7from Ch. 23, par. 2217
225 ILCS 10/7.01 new
225 ILCS 10/7.2from Ch. 23, par. 2217.2
225 ILCS 10/7.10
225 ILCS 10/8from Ch. 23, par. 2218
225 ILCS 10/8a new
225 ILCS 10/8.1from Ch. 23, par. 2218.1
225 ILCS 10/8.1a new
225 ILCS 10/8.2from Ch. 23, par. 2218.2
225 ILCS 10/8.2a new
225 ILCS 10/8.5
225 ILCS 10/8.6 new
225 ILCS 10/9from Ch. 23, par. 2219
225 ILCS 10/9.01 new
225 ILCS 10/9.1from Ch. 23, par. 2219.1
225 ILCS 10/9.1c
225 ILCS 10/9.2
225 ILCS 10/10from Ch. 23, par. 2220
225 ILCS 10/11from Ch. 23, par. 2221
225 ILCS 10/11.1from Ch. 23, par. 2221.1
225 ILCS 10/11.1a new
225 ILCS 10/11.2from Ch. 23, par. 2221.2
225 ILCS 10/11.3 new
225 ILCS 10/12from Ch. 23, par. 2222
225 ILCS 10/12.1 new
225 ILCS 10/15from Ch. 23, par. 2225
225 ILCS 10/15.1 new
225 ILCS 10/16from Ch. 23, par. 2226
225 ILCS 10/16.1 new
225 ILCS 10/17from Ch. 23, par. 2227
225 ILCS 10/18from Ch. 23, par. 2228
225 ILCS 10/18.1 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Department of Early Childhood Act. Creates the Department of Early Childhood to begin operation on July 1, 2024 and transfers to it certain rights, powers, duties, and functions currently exercised by various agencies of State Government. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2026 the Department of Early Childhood shall be the lead State agency for administering and providing early childhood education and care programs and services to children and families including: home-visiting services; early intervention services; preschool services; child care services; licensing for day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes; and other early childhood education and care programs and administrative functions historically managed by the State Board of Education, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Children and Family Services. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that the Department of Early Childhood (rather than the Department of Children and Family Services) administers day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes. Makes conforming changes to various Acts including the Department of Human Services Act, the Illinois Early Learning Council Act, the Illinois Procurement Code, the School Code, the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Early Intervention Services System Act and the Children and Family Services Act. Effective immediately, except the provisions amending the Child Care Act of 1969 take effect July 1, 2026.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary Beth Canty
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  2/22/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/22/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
  2/23/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/23/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  2/26/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  2/26/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  2/26/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  3/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  3/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
  3/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  3/5/2024HouseAssigned to Child Care Accessibility & Early Childhood Education Committee
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William "Will" Davis
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Hoan Huynh
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  3/5/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  3/6/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  3/6/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  3/6/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/6/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
  3/6/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kam Buckner
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Gill
  3/7/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tracy Katz Muhl
  3/11/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary Beth Canty
  3/11/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/12/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Child Care Accessibility & Early Childhood Education Committee
  3/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/18/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  3/22/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Child Care Accessibility & Early Childhood Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/22/2024HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Child Care Accessibility & Early Childhood Education Committee; 014-000-000
  3/22/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  4/2/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/2/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock
  4/11/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/12/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass
  4/12/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

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