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 Bill Status of HB1297  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Amy Elik - Katie Stuart, Travis Weaver, Jeff Keicher, Steven Reick, Jackie Haas, Dave Vella and Kevin Schmidt

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Erica Harriss - Michael W. Halpin, Seth Lewis, Sally J. Turner and Craig Wilcox)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/9/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0017

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
40 ILCS 5/16-127from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-127

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a member may establish optional credit for up to 2 years of service as a teacher or administrator employed by a private school recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, provided that the teacher (i) was certified under the law governing the certification of teachers at the time the service was rendered, (ii) applies in writing on or before June 30, 2028 (instead of June 30, 2023), (iii) supplies satisfactory evidence of the employment, (iv) completes at least 10 years of contributing service as a teacher, and (v) pays the required contribution. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/20/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Amy Elik
  1/31/2023HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2023HouseAssigned to Personnel & Pensions Committee
  2/21/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  2/23/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Personnel & Pensions Committee; 009-000-000
  2/23/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  3/10/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  3/10/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jackie Haas
  3/10/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  3/14/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Schmidt
  3/23/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 101-008-000
  3/24/2023SenateArrive in Senate
  3/24/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/24/2023SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Erica Harriss
  3/24/2023SenateFirst Reading
  3/24/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/12/2023SenateAssigned to Senate Special Committee on Pensions
  4/20/2023SenateDo Pass Senate Special Committee on Pensions; 009-000-000
  4/20/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 25, 2023
  4/20/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Seth Lewis
  4/20/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  4/24/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Halpin
  4/25/2023SenateSecond Reading
  4/25/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 26, 2023
  4/27/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox
  5/4/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-001-000
  5/4/2023HousePassed Both Houses
  6/2/2023HouseSent to the Governor
  6/9/2023HouseGovernor Approved
  6/9/2023HouseEffective Date June 9, 2023
  6/9/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0017

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