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 Bill Status of SB0654  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH CD-STUDENT PLAY TIME

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Robert Peters - Linda Holmes - Christopher Belt, Celina Villanueva, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas, Sara Feigenholtz, Robert F. Martwick and Ram Villivalam

House Sponsors
(Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz - Mary E. Flowers - Michael J. Zalewski - Margaret Croke - Camille Y. Lilly, Will Guzzardi, Elizabeth Hernandez, Lindsey LaPointe, Kelly M. Cassidy, Rita Mayfield, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Curtis J. Tarver, II, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Theresa Mah, Lakesia Collins, Robyn Gabel, Ann M. Williams, Delia C. Ramirez, Joyce Mason and LaToya Greenwood)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/28/2021SenateSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-6.3 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that all public schools shall provide daily time for supervised, unstructured, child-directed play for all students in kindergarten through grade 8. Specifies further requirements concerning play time. Provides that play time shall not count as a course of physical education. Provides that play time shall be considered clock hours for purposes of the Code. Provides for the inclusion of students with disabilities in play time. Provides that public schools shall prohibit the withholding of play time as a disciplinary or punitive action, except when a student's participation in play time poses an immediate threat to the safety of the student or others. Effective July 1, 2021.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the engrossed bill, and makes the following changes. Provides that play time shall be for all students in kindergarten through grade 5 (rather than for all students in kindergarten through grade 8). Requires play time to be for at least 30 minutes (rather than 60 minutes) on any school day that is 5 clock hours or longer in length. Provides that, for any school day less than 5 clock hours, play time shall be at least one-tenth (rather than one-fifth) of a day of attendance. Removes the requirement that, to the extent appropriate, students with disabilities shall participate in play with students who do not have a disability; provides instead that play time must comply with a student's applicable individualized education program (IEP) or federal Section 504 plan. Effective July 1, 2021.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (State Board of Education)
 As amended by HA 1, SB 654 will have no fiscal impact annually to the State Board of Education. The amendment will have an unknown fiscal impact on school districts.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (State Board of Education)
 As amended by HA 1, SB 654 will have no fiscal impact annually to the State Board of Education. The amendment will have an unknown fiscal impact on school districts.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/24/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  2/24/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/24/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Education
  3/9/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  3/16/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/16/2021SenatePostponed - Education
  3/18/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  3/23/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/24/2021SenatePostponed - Education
  3/25/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/20/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 23, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateRe-assigned to Education
  4/20/2021SenateWaive Posting Notice
  4/20/2021SenateDo Pass Education; 010-004-000
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/21/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2021
  4/21/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/22/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 036-016-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  5/3/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  5/3/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/4/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/11/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  5/12/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 014-009-000
  5/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  5/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  5/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/13/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/14/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/14/2021HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Avery Bourne
  5/18/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/18/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/19/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 014-009-000
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  5/20/2021HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Dave Vella
  5/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/26/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2021HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2021
  5/29/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/29/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/29/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 060-052-000
  5/29/2021SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 30, 2021
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Robert Peters
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Education
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 009-004-000
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 038-018-000
  5/30/2021SenateSenate Concurs
  5/30/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2021SenateSent to the Governor

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