Bill Status of HJRCA0057  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Madigan - Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - La Shawn K. Ford - William Davis

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die
ILCON Art. X, Sec. 1 

Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Education Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that a fundamental right (instead of goal) of the People of the State is the educational development of all persons to the limits of their capacities. Provides that it is the paramount duty of the State to provide for a thorough and efficient system of high quality public education institutions and services and to guarantee equality of educational opportunity as a fundamental right of each citizen (instead of requiring the State to provide for an efficient system of high quality public education institutions and services). Provides that the State has the preponderant financial responsibility (instead of the primary responsibility) for financing the system of public education. Effective upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.

DateChamber Action
  4/11/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
  4/11/2016HouseRead in Full a First Time
  4/11/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2016HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/18/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 012-004-000
  4/18/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2016HouseRead in Full a Second Time
  4/19/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2016HouseRead in Full a Third Time
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/6/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die