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 Bill Status of SB0150  97th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kwame Raoul - Linda Holmes - Jeffrey M. Schoenberg - William Delgado - Mattie Hunter, Heather A. Steans, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Toi W. Hutchinson, A. J. Wilhelmi, M. Maggie Crotty, Edward D. Maloney, Iris Y. Martinez, Ira I. Silverstein and Mr. Steven M. Landek

House Sponsors
(Rep. Tom Cross)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Protecting Our Student Athletes Act. Provides that the Act applies to all schools and park districts within this State that operate or sponsor athletic programs or extracurricular activities. Requires the State Board of Education and park districts to develop and disseminate guidelines on policies to inform and educate coaches and athletes and their parents or guardians of the nature and risk of concussions, criteria for removal from and return to play, and the risks of not reporting the injury and continuing to play. Requires each school and park district to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the guidelines, as well as the identification and handling of suspected concussions in athletes. Sets forth what the policies must require. Contains provisions concerning liability and records of compliance. Effective July 1, 2011.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
New Act
Adds reference to:
70 ILCS 1205/8-24 new
105 ILCS 5/10-20.53 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.45 new

Deletes everything. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Protecting Our Student Athletes Act. Amends the Park District Code. Provides that any park district is authorized and encouraged to make available to residents and users of park district facilities, including youth athletic programs, electronically or in written form, educational materials that describe the nature and risk of concussion and head injuries, including the advisability of removal of youth athletes that exhibit signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion, such as a loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems, from a practice or game. Provides that these educational materials may include materials produced or distributed by the Illinois High School Association, those produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or other comparable materials. Provides that the intent of these materials is to assist in educating coaches, youth athletes, and parents and guardians of youth athletes about the nature and risks of head injuries. Amends the School Code. Requires each school board to adopt a policy regarding student athlete concussions and head injuries that is in compliance with the protocols, policies, and by-laws of the Illinois High School Association. Provides that information on the school board's concussion and head injury policy must be a part of any agreement, contract, code, or other written instrument that a school district requires a student athlete and his or her parents or guardian to sign before participating in practice or interscholastic competition. Requires the Illinois High School Association to make available to all school districts education materials that describe the nature and risk of concussions and head injuries. Requires each school district to use education materials provided by the Illinois High School Association to educate coaches, student athletes, and parents and guardians of student athletes about the nature and risk of concussions and head injuries, including continuing play after a concussion or head injury. Effective July 1, 2011.

DateChamber Action
  1/27/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  1/27/2011SenateFirst Reading
  1/27/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/9/2011SenateAssigned to Public Health
  2/10/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  2/14/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/1/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/1/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/8/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  3/9/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Public Health
  3/9/2011SenateDo Pass Public Health; 007-000-000
  3/9/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2011
  3/10/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  3/15/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/17/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/18/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/8/2011SenateSecond Reading
  4/8/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2011
  4/11/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  4/11/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/12/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Public Health
  4/12/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 008-000-000
  4/15/2011SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/15/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Raoul
  4/15/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/15/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  4/15/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/15/2011HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/15/2011HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Tom Cross
  4/26/2011HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2011HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/13/2011HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 20, 2011
  5/20/2011HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 27, 2011
  5/23/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/26/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/27/2011HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2011
  5/31/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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