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 Bill Status of SB1557  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-STUDY MEXICAN-AMER HIST

Senate Sponsors
Sen. William Delgado - Iris Y. Martinez

House Sponsors
(Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez - Susana A. Mendoza - Jim Durkin - Al Riley - Paul D. Froehlich, Fred Crespo, Elizabeth Coulson, Sandy Cole, Kevin Joyce and Michael K. Smith)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0629

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-20.7 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires every public elementary school and high school to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction studying the events related to the forceful removal and illegal deportation of almost 2,000,000 Mexican-American U.S. citizens during the Great Depression, beginning in 1929 and ending in the mid-1940's. Allows the State Superintendent of Education to prepare and make available to all school boards instructional materials. Provides that each school board shall itself determine the minimum amount of instruction time that shall qualify as a unit of instruction. Effective January 1, 2010.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/27-20.7 new
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/27-21from Ch. 122, par. 27-21

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. In a Section requiring the history of the United States to be taught, provides that the teaching of history shall include a study of the events related to the forceful removal and illegal deportation of almost 2,000,000 Mexican-American U.S. citizens during the Great Depression. Allows the State Superintendent of Education to prepare and make available to all school boards instructional materials that may be used to supplement instruction in any of the subject areas listed in the Section.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. In a Section requiring the history of the United States to be taught, provides that to reinforce the study of the role and contributions of Hispanics, such curriculum shall include the study of the events related to the forceful removal and illegal deportation of Mexican-American U.S. citizens during the Great Depression.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. William Delgado
  2/18/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2009SenateAssigned to Education
  3/5/2009SenatePostponed - Education
  3/10/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/11/2009SenateDo Pass Education; 009-001-001
  3/11/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 12, 2009
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. William Delgado
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/30/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 31, 2009
  3/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 007-002-000
  3/31/2009SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Delgado
  3/31/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/31/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-006-002
  4/1/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/1/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  4/28/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
  5/6/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/6/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/6/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 020-000-000
  5/6/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-001-000
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A. Mendoza
  5/14/2009HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Susana A. Mendoza
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  5/15/2009SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/15/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 17, 2009
  5/15/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. William Delgado
  5/15/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Education
  5/26/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 010-000-000
  5/27/2009SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 057-000-000
  5/27/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2009SenateEffective Date January 1, 2010
  8/24/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0629

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