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 Bill Status of HB2908  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ELECTED CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD

House Sponsors
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez - Emanuel Chris Welch - Kambium Buckner - Aaron M. Ortiz - Mary E. Flowers, Lindsey LaPointe, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Sonya M. Harper, Lakesia Collins, Justin Slaughter, Theresa Mah, Katie Stuart, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Jonathan Carroll, William Davis, Sue Scherer, Terra Costa Howard, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Nicholas K. Smith, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Barbara Hernandez, Curtis J. Tarver, II, Greg Harris, Anne Stava-Murray, Thaddeus Jones, Mark L. Walker and Kelly M. Cassidy

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Robert F. Martwick - Ram Villivalam - Omar Aquino - Robert Peters, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas and Celina Villanueva)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/16/2021HouseHouse Concurs

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2
10 ILCS 5/2A-48from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48
105 ILCS 5/34-3from Ch. 122, par. 34-3
105 ILCS 5/34-4from Ch. 122, par. 34-4
105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new
105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new
105 ILCS 5/34-13.1
105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education for the 2023 and 2027 consolidated primary elections only. Provides that no later than June 30, 2029, the General Assembly must review and revise the election of members of the Chicago Board of Education and if the General Assembly has not reauthorized the election of members of the Chicago Board of Education by June 30, 2029, then, on May 13, 2031, the terms of all members elected in 2027 shall end, and a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members shall be appointed by the Mayor. Makes conforming changes. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that a person shall be a U.S. citizen and registered voter and shall have been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election. Sets forth provisions concerning nominating petitions and ballots. Sets forth provisions providing that the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of Education. Sets forth provisions providing that in the year following each decennial census, the General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results of each decennial census. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/34-4.2
Adds reference to:
10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2
10 ILCS 5/2A-48from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48
105 ILCS 5/34-3from Ch. 122, par. 34-3
105 ILCS 5/34-4from Ch. 122, par. 34-4
105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new
105 ILCS 5/34-13.1
105 ILCS 5/34-18.67 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.68 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.69 new
105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code to provide for the election of the Chicago Board of Education in accordance with specified procedures. Amends the School Code. Provides, on January 15, 2025, for the abolition of the terms of all members of the Chicago Board of Education appointed under specified provisions. Provides for a combination of appointed and elected members and the eventual election of all members. Provides for qualifications of members. Changes eligibility requirements for membership. Specifies the form of nominating petitions for candidates for membership. Changes provisions regarding the appointment of the Inspector General. Adds provisions regarding the creation of districts for election of members and redistricting. Provides that the Chicago Board of Education shall commission an independent review and report of the district's finances. Creates the Chicago Board of Education Diversity Advisory Board and the Chicago Board of Education Non-Citizen Advisory Board. Prohibits the Board from approving any school closings, consolidations, or phase-outs prior to January 15, 2024. Provides that the Chicago Board of Education may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of the Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that the terms of specified appointed members end on January 14, 2027 (currently, 2025).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/26/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/28/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Ethics & Elections Committee
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/18/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/22/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/22/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Ethics & Elections Committee; 011-007-000
  3/22/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/13/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/13/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/13/2021HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/15/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 071-039-003
  4/19/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  4/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/18/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  5/19/2021SenatePostponed - Executive
  5/21/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 29, 2021
  5/27/2021SenateDo Pass Executive; 011-006-000
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  5/27/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 28, 2021
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 009-005-002
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  6/1/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  6/1/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Martwick
  6/1/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Martwick
  6/1/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  6/1/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 036-015-002
  6/8/2021HouseArrived in House
  6/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  6/14/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  6/14/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  6/14/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  6/14/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  6/15/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Ethics & Elections Committee
  6/15/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Ethics & Elections Committee
  6/16/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Ethics & Elections Committee; 010-007-000
  6/16/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Ethics & Elections Committee; 010-007-000
  6/16/2021HousePlaced on Standard Debate
  6/16/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 070-041-000
  6/16/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 070-041-000
  6/16/2021HouseHouse Concurs
  6/16/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  6/16/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed to Reconsider Vote Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  6/23/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  6/23/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  6/24/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters

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