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 Bill Status of SB1679  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ST BD ED-COURSE ACCESS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Karen McConnaughay - Martin A. Sandoval and Jason A. Barickman

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kenneth Dunkin - Joe Sosnowski and Ron Sandack)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/21/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0442

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
105 ILCS 5/27A-5


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Course Access Act. Provides that the State Course Access Catalog shall be developed for the State Board of Education and shall provide a listing of all courses authorized and available to students, detailed information about the courses, and the ability for students to submit their course enrollments. Specifies how an eligible participating student may enroll in State Course Access Program courses. Establishes an authorization process for course providers run by the State Board. Requires certain criteria for course providers. Provides that the Board shall establish a course review and approval process, implemented by itself or a designated entity. Allows for the initial authorization of the course provider and approved courses to be for a period of 3 years, with the providers reporting annually to the State Board. Permits the State Board to enter into a reciprocity agreement with other states for the purpose of authorizing and approving high quality providers and courses for the Program and the operation of the Catalog. Specifies the responsibilities of the State Board and the local school district. Provides per-course tuition and the payment of tuition to course providers based upon student success. Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code to make a corresponding change. Effective January 1, 2016.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that in order to be approved and added to the State Course Access Catalog, a course must be taught by a teacher who holds a professional educator license under the School Code.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1, with the following changes: removes a provision defining "course provider" as including a private for-profit provider; removes a provision providing that eligible funded students may seek enrollment in State Course Access Program courses that duplicate a course already offered at their public school; provides that for the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter (rather than just the 2018-2019 school year), students attending a public school who choose to participate in the State Course Access Program and entering grades 9 through 12 may take up to 2 courses per semester and corresponding changes; provides that public and charter schools shall inform students and families at the time of denial of their right to appeal any enrollment denials in State Course Access Program courses to the school board (rather than the State Board of Education); provides that a music or arts course (rather than a Civics course or a test prep or study skills course) is one of the types of courses that may be approved and added to the State Course Access Catalog; provides that a course provider other than the Illinois Virtual School may offer an online course only if the Illinois Virtual School decides to not offer the course via the State Course Access Catalog; removes a provision providing that the performance data of eligible funded students who are enrolled in a State Course Access course shall be counted in the school performance score for the school in which the student is enrolled full time; and specifies that course providers are only responsible for providing transportation for students who are enrolled in a free or reduced-price lunch program. Makes technical corrections.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
105 ILCS 5/27A-5
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.163 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires the State Superintendent of Education to establish a review committee to review virtual education and course choice. Sets forth provisions concerning committee members, meetings, duties, and support. Requires the committee to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly no later than May 31, 2016; dissolves the committee upon filing its report. Repeals these provisions on June 1, 2016. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/20/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/20/2015SenateFirst Reading
  2/20/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  3/11/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  3/11/2015SenateAssigned to Education
  3/18/2015SenatePostponed - Education
  3/18/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  3/20/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. William Delgado
  3/20/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/24/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/24/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/24/2015SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 012-001-000
  3/24/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2015
  4/22/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/22/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/24/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/24/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/24/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015
  4/28/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/28/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments
  4/29/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 010-000-000
  4/29/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/29/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Lightford
  4/29/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 30, 2015
  4/30/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-001-001
  4/30/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/30/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/30/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  4/30/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/30/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  5/7/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  5/11/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 22, 2015
  5/11/2015HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/11/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  5/11/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/13/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/18/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 026-000-000
  5/19/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2015
  5/30/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  5/30/2015SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 31, 2015
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/31/2015SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 052-000-000
  5/31/2015SenateSenate Concurs 052-000-000
  5/31/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  8/21/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  8/21/2015SenateEffective Date August 21, 2015
  8/21/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0442

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