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 Bill Status of SB0517  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-SPECIAL ED-THERAPEUTICS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel - Terri Bryant, Sue Rezin, Scott M. Bennett, Rachelle Crowe, Dale Fowler, David Koehler and Robert F. Martwick

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/5/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 6, 2021

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/14-1.08from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.08
105 ILCS 5/14-7.02from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.02


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Includes public therapeutics programs in the definition of "special educational facilities and services". In a provision requiring a school district to pay the cost of tuition for special education and related services if a child attends a non-public school or special education facility, a public out-of-state school, or a special education facility owned and operated by a county government unit, provides that the special education and related services includes public therapeutics programs.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/14-1.08a new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Includes separate public special education day schools in the definition of "special educational facilities and services", and defines "separate public special education day school". In a provision requiring a school district to pay the cost of tuition for special education and related services if a child attends a non-public school or special education facility, a public out-of-state school, or a special education facility owned and operated by a county government unit, provides that the special education and related services includes special education and related services provided by a separate public special education day school.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to select 25 applicants to participate in a pilot program that allows separate public special education day schools established by a school district or special education cooperative to be included under specified provisions of the Article during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Provides that a separate public special education day school is eligible to be selected as a program participant if the separate public special education day school is established exclusively to meet the needs of special education students who cannot be educated in the general school environment and provides services comparable to a private special education school. Includes program participants in a provision defining "special educational facilities and services"; and in a provision requiring a school district to pay the cost of tuition for special education and related services if a child attends a non-public school or special education facility, a public out-of-state school, or a special education facility owned and operated by a county government unit, provides that the special education and related services includes special education and related services provided by a program participant. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/14-1.08from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.08
105 ILCS 5/14-1.08a new
105 ILCS 5/14-7.02from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.02
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/14-17 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code to create the High-Cost Special Education Funding Commission for the purpose of making recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly for an alternative funding structure in this State for high-cost special education students that is aligned to the principles of the evidence-based funding formula. Sets forth the membership of the Commission. Sets forth the topics the Commission must review. Contains provisions concerning administrative support, compensation, and reporting. Repeals the provisions on December 31, 2022. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Makes changes to the membership of the Commission. Specifies that one member must be from a special education cooperative that is not a member district of a special education cooperative. Provides that the one member who represents a nonpublic special education school may be an educator or an administrator (rather than educator only). Adds one member who represents private special education schools in rural school districts; adds one member who represents a residential program. Removes the member who is a parent of a high-cost special education student.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  2/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/24/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  3/3/2021SenateAssigned to Education
  3/8/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  3/8/2021SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Terri Bryant
  3/9/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  3/12/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  3/15/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  3/19/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  3/19/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/24/2021SenatePostponed - Education
  3/26/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/9/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/14/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 012-000-000
  4/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
  4/16/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  4/16/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 011-000-000
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/26/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  4/26/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/27/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/28/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 012-000-000
  4/30/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  4/30/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  4/30/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 7, 2021
  5/4/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Assignments Refers to Education
  5/5/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 014-000-000
  5/5/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Loughran-Cappel
  5/5/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Loughran-Cappel
  5/5/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Loughran-Cappel
  5/5/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/5/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 6, 2021

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