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SB3630 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB3630

 

Introduced 1/19/2022, by Sen. Doris Turner

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
105 ILCS 5/10-17a  from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a
105 ILCS 5/10-27.1C new

    Amends the School Code. Provides that whether weapons were found on school grounds and whether staff were involved in an altercation or violent incident are to be included on the school report card. Provides that all incidents on school grounds shall be reported to the Illinois State Police. Provides that the State Board of Education shall compile this information by school district and make it available to the public. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
510-17a and by adding Section 10-27.1C as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-17a)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a)
7    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-594)
8    Sec. 10-17a. State, school district, and school report
9cards.
10    (1) By October 31, 2013 and October 31 of each subsequent
11school year, the State Board of Education, through the State
12Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a State report
13card, school district report cards, and school report cards,
14and shall by the most economical economic means provide to
15each school district in this State, including special charter
16districts and districts subject to the provisions of Article
1734, the report cards for the school district and each of its
18schools. Because of the impacts of the COVID-19 public health
19emergency during school year 2020-2021, the State Board of
20Education shall have until December 31, 2021 to prepare and
21provide the report cards that would otherwise be due by
22October 31, 2021. During a school year in which the Governor
23has declared a disaster due to a public health emergency

 

 

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1pursuant to Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency Management
2Agency Act, the report cards for the school districts and each
3of its schools shall be prepared by December 31.
4    (2) In addition to any information required by federal
5law, the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators
6and presentation of the school report card, which must
7include, at a minimum, the most current data collected and
8maintained by the State Board of Education related to the
9following:
10        (A) school characteristics and student demographics,
11    including average class size, average teaching experience,
12    student racial/ethnic breakdown, and the percentage of
13    students classified as low-income; the percentage of
14    students classified as English learners, the number of
15    students who graduate from a bilingual or English learner
16    program, and the number of students who graduate from,
17    transfer from, or otherwise leave bilingual programs; the
18    percentage of students who have individualized education
19    plans or 504 plans that provide for special education
20    services; the number and percentage of all students who
21    have been assessed for placement in a gifted education or
22    advanced academic program and, of those students: (i) the
23    racial and ethnic breakdown, (ii) the percentage who are
24    classified as low-income, and (iii) the number and
25    percentage of students who received direct instruction
26    from a teacher who holds a gifted education endorsement

 

 

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1    and, of those students, the percentage who are classified
2    as low-income; the percentage of students scoring at the
3    "exceeds expectations" level on the assessments required
4    under Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code; the percentage of
5    students who annually transferred in or out of the school
6    district; average daily attendance; the per-pupil
7    operating expenditure of the school district; and the
8    per-pupil State average operating expenditure for the
9    district type (elementary, high school, or unit);
10        (B) curriculum information, including, where
11    applicable, Advanced Placement, International
12    Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
13    courses, foreign language classes, computer science
14    courses, school personnel resources (including Career
15    Technical Education teachers), before and after school
16    programs, extracurricular activities, subjects in which
17    elective classes are offered, health and wellness
18    initiatives (including the average number of days of
19    Physical Education per week per student), approved
20    programs of study, awards received, community
21    partnerships, and special programs such as programming for
22    the gifted and talented, students with disabilities, and
23    work-study students;
24        (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
25    percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
26    State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth

 

 

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1    grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students who
2    participated in workplace learning experiences, the
3    percentage of students enrolled in post-secondary
4    institutions (including colleges, universities, community
5    colleges, trade/vocational schools, and training programs
6    leading to career certification within 2 semesters of high
7    school graduation), the percentage of students graduating
8    from high school who are college and career ready, and the
9    percentage of graduates enrolled in community colleges,
10    colleges, and universities who are in one or more courses
11    that the community college, college, or university
12    identifies as a developmental course;
13        (D) student progress, including, where applicable, the
14    percentage of students in the ninth grade who have earned
15    5 credits or more without failing more than one core
16    class, a measure of students entering kindergarten ready
17    to learn, a measure of growth, and the percentage of
18    students who enter high school on track for college and
19    career readiness;
20        (E) the school environment, including, where
21    applicable, high school dropout rate by grade level, the
22    percentage of students with less than 10 absences in a
23    school year, the percentage of teachers with less than 10
24    absences in a school year for reasons other than
25    professional development, leaves taken pursuant to the
26    federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, long-term

 

 

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1    disability, or parental leaves, the 3-year average of the
2    percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
3    previous year, the number of different principals at the
4    school in the last 6 years, the number of teachers who hold
5    a gifted education endorsement, the process and criteria
6    used by the district to determine whether a student is
7    eligible for participation in a gifted education program
8    or advanced academic program and the manner in which
9    parents and guardians are made aware of the process and
10    criteria, 2 or more indicators from any school climate
11    survey selected or approved by the State and administered
12    pursuant to Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with the same or
13    similar indicators included on school report cards for all
14    surveys selected or approved by the State pursuant to
15    Section 2-3.153 of this Code, the combined percentage of
16    teachers rated as proficient or excellent in their most
17    recent evaluation, and, beginning with the 2022-2023
18    school year, data on the number of incidents of violence
19    that occurred on school grounds or during school-related
20    activities and that resulted in an out-of-school
21    suspension, expulsion, or removal to an alternative
22    setting, as reported pursuant to Section 2-3.162;
23        (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
24    balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
25    Section 2-3.25a of this Code;
26        (G) the total and per pupil normal cost amount the

 

 

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1    State contributed to the Teachers' Retirement System of
2    the State of Illinois in the prior fiscal year for the
3    school's employees, which shall be reported to the State
4    Board of Education by the Teachers' Retirement System of
5    the State of Illinois;
6        (H) for a school district organized under Article 34
7    of this Code only, State contributions to the Public
8    School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago
9    and State contributions for health care for employees of
10    that school district;
11        (I) a school district's Final Percent of Adequacy, as
12    defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (f) of Section
13    18-8.15 of this Code;
14        (J) a school district's Local Capacity Target, as
15    defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section
16    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
17        (K) a school district's Real Receipts, as defined in
18    paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 18-8.15 of this
19    Code, divided by a school district's Adequacy Target, as
20    defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
21    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
22        (L) a school district's administrative costs;
23        (M) whether or not the school has participated in the
24    Illinois Youth Survey. In this paragraph (M), "Illinois
25    Youth Survey" means a self-report survey, administered in
26    school settings every 2 years, designed to gather

 

 

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1    information about health and social indicators, including
2    substance abuse patterns and the attitudes of students in
3    grades 8, 10, and 12; and
4        (N) whether the school offered its students career and
5    technical education opportunities; .
6        (O) whether weapons were found on school grounds; and
7        (P) whether staff were involved in an altercation or
8    violent incident.
9    The school report card shall also provide information that
10allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
11environment data to the State average, to the school data from
12the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
13environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
14enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
15and English learners.
16    As used in this subsection (2):
17    "Administrative costs" means costs associated with
18executive, administrative, or managerial functions within the
19school district that involve planning, organizing, managing,
20or directing the school district.
21    "Advanced academic program" means a course of study to
22which students are assigned based on advanced cognitive
23ability or advanced academic achievement compared to local age
24peers and in which the curriculum is substantially
25differentiated from the general curriculum to provide
26appropriate challenge and pace.

 

 

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1    "Computer science" means the study of computers and
2algorithms, including their principles, their hardware and
3software designs, their implementation, and their impact on
4society. "Computer science" does not include the study of
5everyday uses of computers and computer applications, such as
6keyboarding or accessing the Internet.
7    "Gifted education" means educational services, including
8differentiated curricula and instructional methods, designed
9to meet the needs of gifted children as defined in Article 14A
10of this Code.
11    For the purposes of paragraph (A) of this subsection (2),
12"average daily attendance" means the average of the actual
13number of attendance days during the previous school year for
14any enrolled student who is subject to compulsory attendance
15by Section 26-1 of this Code at each school and charter school.
16    (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
17school district report card shall include a subset of the
18information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
19subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information
20relating to the operating expense per pupil and other finances
21of the school district, and the State report card shall
22include a subset of the information identified in paragraphs
23(A) through (E) and paragraph (N) of subsection (2) of this
24Section. The school district report card shall include the
25average daily attendance, as that term is defined in
26subsection (2) of this Section, of students who have

 

 

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1individualized education programs and students who have 504
2plans that provide for special education services within the
3school district.
4    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this
5Section, in consultation with key education stakeholders, the
6State Superintendent shall at any time have the discretion to
7amend or update any and all metrics on the school, district, or
8State report card.
9    (5) Annually, no more than 30 calendar days after receipt
10of the school district and school report cards from the State
11Superintendent of Education, each school district, including
12special charter districts and districts subject to the
13provisions of Article 34, shall present such report cards at a
14regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice
15requirements, post the report cards on the school district's
16Internet web site, if the district maintains an Internet web
17site, make the report cards available to a newspaper of
18general circulation serving the district, and, upon request,
19send the report cards home to a parent (unless the district
20does not maintain an Internet web site, in which case the
21report card shall be sent home to parents without request). If
22the district posts the report card on its Internet web site,
23the district shall send a written notice home to parents
24stating (i) that the report card is available on the web site,
25(ii) the address of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of
26the report card will be sent to parents upon request, and (iv)

 

 

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1the telephone number that parents may call to request a
2printed copy of the report card.
3    (6) Nothing contained in Public Act 98-648 repeals,
4supersedes, invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in
5lawsuits pending on July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public
6Act 98-648) in Illinois courts involving the interpretation of
7Public Act 97-8.
8(Source: P.A. 101-68, eff. 1-1-20; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
9101-654, eff. 3-8-21; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; 102-294, eff.
101-1-22; 102-539, eff. 8-20-21; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; revised
1110-18-21.)
 
12    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-594)
13    Sec. 10-17a. State, school district, and school report
14cards.
15    (1) By October 31, 2013 and October 31 of each subsequent
16school year, the State Board of Education, through the State
17Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a State report
18card, school district report cards, and school report cards,
19and shall by the most economical economic means provide to
20each school district in this State, including special charter
21districts and districts subject to the provisions of Article
2234, the report cards for the school district and each of its
23schools. Because of the impacts of the COVID-19 public health
24emergency during school year 2020-2021, the State Board of
25Education shall have until December 31, 2021 to prepare and

 

 

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1provide the report cards that would otherwise be due by
2October 31, 2021. During a school year in which the Governor
3has declared a disaster due to a public health emergency
4pursuant to Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency Management
5Agency Act, the report cards for the school districts and each
6of its schools shall be prepared by December 31.
7    (2) In addition to any information required by federal
8law, the State Superintendent shall determine the indicators
9and presentation of the school report card, which must
10include, at a minimum, the most current data collected and
11maintained by the State Board of Education related to the
12following:
13        (A) school characteristics and student demographics,
14    including average class size, average teaching experience,
15    student racial/ethnic breakdown, and the percentage of
16    students classified as low-income; the percentage of
17    students classified as English learners, the number of
18    students who graduate from a bilingual or English learner
19    program, and the number of students who graduate from,
20    transfer from, or otherwise leave bilingual programs; the
21    percentage of students who have individualized education
22    plans or 504 plans that provide for special education
23    services; the number and percentage of all students who
24    have been assessed for placement in a gifted education or
25    advanced academic program and, of those students: (i) the
26    racial and ethnic breakdown, (ii) the percentage who are

 

 

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1    classified as low-income, and (iii) the number and
2    percentage of students who received direct instruction
3    from a teacher who holds a gifted education endorsement
4    and, of those students, the percentage who are classified
5    as low-income; the percentage of students scoring at the
6    "exceeds expectations" level on the assessments required
7    under Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code; the percentage of
8    students who annually transferred in or out of the school
9    district; average daily attendance; the per-pupil
10    operating expenditure of the school district; and the
11    per-pupil State average operating expenditure for the
12    district type (elementary, high school, or unit);
13        (B) curriculum information, including, where
14    applicable, Advanced Placement, International
15    Baccalaureate or equivalent courses, dual enrollment
16    courses, foreign language classes, computer science
17    courses, school personnel resources (including Career
18    Technical Education teachers), before and after school
19    programs, extracurricular activities, subjects in which
20    elective classes are offered, health and wellness
21    initiatives (including the average number of days of
22    Physical Education per week per student), approved
23    programs of study, awards received, community
24    partnerships, and special programs such as programming for
25    the gifted and talented, students with disabilities, and
26    work-study students;

 

 

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1        (C) student outcomes, including, where applicable, the
2    percentage of students deemed proficient on assessments of
3    State standards, the percentage of students in the eighth
4    grade who pass Algebra, the percentage of students who
5    participated in workplace learning experiences, the
6    percentage of students enrolled in post-secondary
7    institutions (including colleges, universities, community
8    colleges, trade/vocational schools, and training programs
9    leading to career certification within 2 semesters of high
10    school graduation), the percentage of students graduating
11    from high school who are college and career ready, and the
12    percentage of graduates enrolled in community colleges,
13    colleges, and universities who are in one or more courses
14    that the community college, college, or university
15    identifies as a developmental course;
16        (D) student progress, including, where applicable, the
17    percentage of students in the ninth grade who have earned
18    5 credits or more without failing more than one core
19    class, a measure of students entering kindergarten ready
20    to learn, a measure of growth, and the percentage of
21    students who enter high school on track for college and
22    career readiness;
23        (E) the school environment, including, where
24    applicable, high school dropout rate by grade level, the
25    percentage of students with less than 10 absences in a
26    school year, the percentage of teachers with less than 10

 

 

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1    absences in a school year for reasons other than
2    professional development, leaves taken pursuant to the
3    federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, long-term
4    disability, or parental leaves, the 3-year average of the
5    percentage of teachers returning to the school from the
6    previous year, the number of different principals at the
7    school in the last 6 years, the number of teachers who hold
8    a gifted education endorsement, the process and criteria
9    used by the district to determine whether a student is
10    eligible for participation in a gifted education program
11    or advanced academic program and the manner in which
12    parents and guardians are made aware of the process and
13    criteria, the number of teachers who are National Board
14    Certified Teachers, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, 2
15    or more indicators from any school climate survey selected
16    or approved by the State and administered pursuant to
17    Section 2-3.153 of this Code, with the same or similar
18    indicators included on school report cards for all surveys
19    selected or approved by the State pursuant to Section
20    2-3.153 of this Code, the combined percentage of teachers
21    rated as proficient or excellent in their most recent
22    evaluation, and, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year,
23    data on the number of incidents of violence that occurred
24    on school grounds or during school-related activities and
25    that resulted in an out-of-school suspension, expulsion,
26    or removal to an alternative setting, as reported pursuant

 

 

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1    to Section 2-3.162;
2        (F) a school district's and its individual schools'
3    balanced accountability measure, in accordance with
4    Section 2-3.25a of this Code;
5        (G) the total and per pupil normal cost amount the
6    State contributed to the Teachers' Retirement System of
7    the State of Illinois in the prior fiscal year for the
8    school's employees, which shall be reported to the State
9    Board of Education by the Teachers' Retirement System of
10    the State of Illinois;
11        (H) for a school district organized under Article 34
12    of this Code only, State contributions to the Public
13    School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago
14    and State contributions for health care for employees of
15    that school district;
16        (I) a school district's Final Percent of Adequacy, as
17    defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (f) of Section
18    18-8.15 of this Code;
19        (J) a school district's Local Capacity Target, as
20    defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section
21    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;
22        (K) a school district's Real Receipts, as defined in
23    paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 18-8.15 of this
24    Code, divided by a school district's Adequacy Target, as
25    defined in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section
26    18-8.15 of this Code, displayed as a percentage amount;

 

 

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1        (L) a school district's administrative costs;
2        (M) whether or not the school has participated in the
3    Illinois Youth Survey. In this paragraph (M), "Illinois
4    Youth Survey" means a self-report survey, administered in
5    school settings every 2 years, designed to gather
6    information about health and social indicators, including
7    substance abuse patterns and the attitudes of students in
8    grades 8, 10, and 12; and
9        (N) whether the school offered its students career and
10    technical education opportunities; .
11        (O) whether weapons were found on school grounds; and
12        (P) whether staff were involved in an altercation or
13    violent incident.
14    The school report card shall also provide information that
15allows for comparing the current outcome, progress, and
16environment data to the State average, to the school data from
17the past 5 years, and to the outcomes, progress, and
18environment of similar schools based on the type of school and
19enrollment of low-income students, special education students,
20and English learners.
21    As used in this subsection (2):
22    "Administrative costs" means costs associated with
23executive, administrative, or managerial functions within the
24school district that involve planning, organizing, managing,
25or directing the school district.
26    "Advanced academic program" means a course of study to

 

 

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1which students are assigned based on advanced cognitive
2ability or advanced academic achievement compared to local age
3peers and in which the curriculum is substantially
4differentiated from the general curriculum to provide
5appropriate challenge and pace.
6    "Computer science" means the study of computers and
7algorithms, including their principles, their hardware and
8software designs, their implementation, and their impact on
9society. "Computer science" does not include the study of
10everyday uses of computers and computer applications, such as
11keyboarding or accessing the Internet.
12    "Gifted education" means educational services, including
13differentiated curricula and instructional methods, designed
14to meet the needs of gifted children as defined in Article 14A
15of this Code.
16    For the purposes of paragraph (A) of this subsection (2),
17"average daily attendance" means the average of the actual
18number of attendance days during the previous school year for
19any enrolled student who is subject to compulsory attendance
20by Section 26-1 of this Code at each school and charter school.
21    (3) At the discretion of the State Superintendent, the
22school district report card shall include a subset of the
23information identified in paragraphs (A) through (E) of
24subsection (2) of this Section, as well as information
25relating to the operating expense per pupil and other finances
26of the school district, and the State report card shall

 

 

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1include a subset of the information identified in paragraphs
2(A) through (E) and paragraph (N) of subsection (2) of this
3Section. The school district report card shall include the
4average daily attendance, as that term is defined in
5subsection (2) of this Section, of students who have
6individualized education programs and students who have 504
7plans that provide for special education services within the
8school district.
9    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this
10Section, in consultation with key education stakeholders, the
11State Superintendent shall at any time have the discretion to
12amend or update any and all metrics on the school, district, or
13State report card.
14    (5) Annually, no more than 30 calendar days after receipt
15of the school district and school report cards from the State
16Superintendent of Education, each school district, including
17special charter districts and districts subject to the
18provisions of Article 34, shall present such report cards at a
19regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice
20requirements, post the report cards on the school district's
21Internet web site, if the district maintains an Internet web
22site, make the report cards available to a newspaper of
23general circulation serving the district, and, upon request,
24send the report cards home to a parent (unless the district
25does not maintain an Internet web site, in which case the
26report card shall be sent home to parents without request). If

 

 

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1the district posts the report card on its Internet web site,
2the district shall send a written notice home to parents
3stating (i) that the report card is available on the web site,
4(ii) the address of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of
5the report card will be sent to parents upon request, and (iv)
6the telephone number that parents may call to request a
7printed copy of the report card.
8    (6) Nothing contained in Public Act 98-648 repeals,
9supersedes, invalidates, or nullifies final decisions in
10lawsuits pending on July 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public
11Act 98-648) in Illinois courts involving the interpretation of
12Public Act 97-8.
13(Source: P.A. 101-68, eff. 1-1-20; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
14101-654, eff. 3-8-21; 102-16, eff. 6-17-21; 102-294, eff.
151-1-22; 102-539, eff. 8-20-21; 102-558, eff. 8-20-21; 102-594,
16eff. 7-1-22; revised 10-18-21.)
 
17    (105 ILCS 5/10-27.1C new)
18    Sec. 10-27.1C. Reporting all incidents on school grounds.
19    (a) Upon receipt of any written, electronic, or verbal
20report from any school personnel regarding a verified
21incident, including incidents only involving students, in a
22school or on school-owned or school-leased property, including
23any conveyance owned, leased, or used by the school for the
24transport of students or school personnel, the superintendent
25or superintendent's designee, or other appropriate

 

 

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1administrative officer for a private school, shall report all
2such incidents occurring in a school or on school property to
3the local law enforcement authorities immediately and to the
4Illinois State Police in a form, manner, and frequency as
5prescribed by the Illinois State Police.
6    (b) The State Board of Education shall receive an annual
7statistical compilation and related data associated with
8incidents in schools from the Illinois State Police. The State
9Board of Education shall compile this information by school
10district and make it available to the public.
 
11    Section 95. No acceleration or delay. Where this Act makes
12changes in a statute that is represented in this Act by text
13that is not yet or no longer in effect (for example, a Section
14represented by multiple versions), the use of that text does
15not accelerate or delay the taking effect of (i) the changes
16made by this Act or (ii) provisions derived from any other
17Public Act.
 
18    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19becoming law.