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 Bill Status of HB1243  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jonathan Carroll and Barbara Hernandez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-23.17 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Course of Study Article of the School Code. Requires each public school to provide a separate course of study on mental health that instructs students on how to recognize the signs of anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness. Provides that all students in grades kindergarten through 12 must take the course each school year, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Provides that the course length must be at least one semester or its equivalent but that the school board shall determine the minimum amount of instructional time required for the course. Requires the State Board of Education to prepare and make available to school boards resource materials on mental illness that must be used as guidelines for the development of the course.

DateChamber Action
  1/18/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  1/31/2023HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/7/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  2/28/2023HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/27/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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