Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HB2609
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 Bill Status of HB2609  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.176 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code to create the Office of School Safety within the State Board of Education. Provides for the Office's duties. Requires the Office to create a grant program for expenditures related to improving school safety. Provides that grant funds must be used for school security improvements, including training and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment (including metal detectors and x-ray machines), and facilities. Specifies the grant application requirements. Effective January 1, 2020.

 Fiscal Note (State Board of Education)
 House Bill 2609 is estimated to have a fiscal impact of up to $161,600,000 on the Illinois State Board of Education's General Revenue Fund budget. The most recent Capital Needs Assessment Survey Results (2016) identified $161 million in capital costs for school security measures based on 406 of 852 school districts responding to the survey. In addition, ISBE estimates $350,000 in operational costs will be needed to support three new staff required to staff the new office and carry out its functions and duties. An estimated $250,000 has also been included for grants for school district training.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/14/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2019HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/27/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 012-007-000
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2019HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/1/2019HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/2/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2019HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/10/2019HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested - Withdrawn by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/10/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/12/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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