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 Bill Status of SB0244  101st General Assembly

Short Description:  GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Kimberly A. Lightford - Chuck Weaver - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Napoleon Harris, III, Mattie Hunter and Omar Aquino

House Sponsors
(Rep. Rita Mayfield - Maurice A. West, II, Justin Slaughter and Gregory Harris)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 48/10
110 ILCS 48/15
110 ILCS 48/20
110 ILCS 48/25
110 ILCS 48/30

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act. Makes changes to the definitions of "cohort", "eligible school", and "hard-to-staff school", and defines "dual credit course". Provides that Grown Your Own Illinois (rather than the Board of Higher Education) shall administer the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Initiative as a grant competition to fund consortia that will carry out Grow Your Own Teacher preparation programs. In provisions concerning selection of grantees, provides that the Board of Higher Education shall, subject to appropriation, allocate funds to Grow Your Own Illinois for the purpose of administering the program and awarding grants under the Act (rather than requiring the Board of Higher Education to award grants under the Act). Removes the language providing that the consortium shall consider whether a candidate has experienced an interruption in his or her college education when recruiting potential candidates for the program. Provides that, subject to the requirements under the Dual Credit Quality Act, an institution of higher education may offer a high school student a dual credit course under the program. Provides that the Board of Higher Education may not adopt rules regarding candidate eligibility that are more restrictive than those in the Act. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/31/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  1/31/2019SenateFirst Reading
  1/31/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/5/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/6/2019SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/5/2019SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/12/2019SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 013-000-000
  3/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2019
  3/13/2019SenateSecond Reading
  3/13/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 14, 2019
  3/13/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  3/21/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/21/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/21/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  3/21/2019HouseArrived in House
  3/21/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/26/2019HouseFirst Reading
  3/26/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/9/2019HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  5/7/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/8/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 011-007-000
  5/8/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  5/13/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/22/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/31/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2019
  6/28/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/1/2020SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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