90th General Assembly
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SCHOOLS-FAIR-EQUITABLE FUNDING                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates An Act to create a fair and equitable funding formula for      
   schools.  Supplies only the Short Title of the Act.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          New Act                                                              
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/17-2                 from Ch. 122, par. 17-2              
          105 ILCS 5/17-2.2a              from Ch. 122, par. 17-2.2a           
          105 ILCS 5/17-2.11              from Ch. 122, par. 17-2.11           
          105 ILCS 5/17-3                 from Ch. 122, par. 17-3              
          105 ILCS 5/17-3.2               from Ch. 122, par. 17-3.2            
          105 ILCS 5/17-5.1               from Ch. 122, par. 17-5.1            
          105 ILCS 5/17-7                 from Ch. 122, par. 17-7              
          105 ILCS 5/17-8                 from Ch. 122, par. 17-8              
          105 ILCS 5/17-16                from Ch. 122, par. 17-16             
          105 ILCS 5/17-11                from Ch. 122, par. 17-11             
          105 ILCS 5/17-12                from Ch. 122, par. 17-12             
          105 ILCS 5/20-2                 from Ch. 122, par. 20-2              
          105 ILCS 5/20-3                 from Ch. 122, par. 20-3              
          105 ILCS 5/35-23                from Ch. 122, par. 35-23             
          105 ILCS 5/17-2.2 rep.                                               
          105 ILCS 5/17-2A rep.                                                
          105 ILCS 5/17-4 rep.                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/17-5 rep.                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/17-6.1 rep.                                               
          105 ILCS 5/17-9.01 rep.                                              
        Changes the title and  replaces  everything  after  the  enacting      
   clause.    Adds  provisions  amending  the  School  Code.   For school      
   districts with a population of less than 500,000 eliminates provisions      
   for separate educational, operations and maintenance,  transportation,      
   working  cash  fund,  and  special  education  purposes tax levies and      
   provides instead for a general operating fund levy  to  support  those      
   purposes. Provides that the rate of a district's general operating tax      
   fund  levy shall be the sum of the maximum rates at which the district      
   was authorized by statute or  referendum  to  levy  taxes  immediately      
   before  the  amendatory  Act's  effective  date  for  its educational,      
   operations and maintenance, transportation, working cash, and  special      
   education  funds.    Provides  for transfer of moneys from the general      
   operating fund to the individual purpose funds and for transfer  among      
   the  individual  purpose  funds  as  determined  by  the school board.      
   Authorizes increases in the general operating fund levy rate,  subject      
   to  certain  limits,  for  certain  purposes  pursuant  to referendum.      
   Repeals various provisions of the Article of the School Code  relating      
   to  school district tax levies, including provisions inconsistent with      
   the changes proposed by the amendatory Act and provisions  authorizing      
   a supplemental tax levy by certain districts.  Effective immediately.       
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)                       
          There would be no fiscal impact on SBE for staffing. Modifica-       
          tion of local districts' systems (assuming 850 districts) would      
          total $850,000. A State database would cost SBE $50,000.             
          STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)               
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/17-2.2a                                                   
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 17-2.11                                                     
          105 ILCS 17-3                                                        
          105 ILCS 17-3.2                                                      
          105 ILCS 17-5.1                                                      
          105 ILCS 17-7                                                        
          105 ILCS 17-8                                                        
          105 ILCS 17-11                                                       
          105 ILCS 17-12                                                       
          105 ILCS 17-16                                                       
          105 ILCS 20-2                                                        
          105 ILCS 20-3                                                        
          105 ILCS 35-23                                                       
        Changes the title and deletes all substantive changes proposed by      
   the engrossed bill. Makes technical changes in a Section of the School      
   Code relating to the levy of taxes by downstate school districts.           
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/17-2                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                                                              
          20 ILCS 3105/Art. rep.                                               
          30 ILCS 105/5.500 new                                                
          30 ILCS 105/5.505 new                                                
          30 ILCS 105/6z-45 new                                                
          40 ILCS 5/17-108                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-108        
          40 ILCS 5/17-127                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-127        
          40 ILCS 5/17-129                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-129        
          105 ILCS 5/1A-2                 from Ch. 122, par. 1A-2              
          105 ILCS 5/1A-4                 from Ch. 122, par. 1A-4              
          105 ILCS 5/1B-8                 from Ch. 122, par. 1B-8              
          105 ILCS 5/1C-2                                                      
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.51               from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.51            
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.51.5                                                  
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.117a new                                              
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.124 new                                               
          105 ILCS 5/7-11                 from Ch. 122, par. 7-11              
          105 ILCS 5/10-20.9a             from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.9a          
          105 ILCS 5/10-20.30 new                                              
          105 ILCS 5/10-22.6              from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.6           
          105 ILCS 5/10-22.20             from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.20          
          105 ILCS 5/10-22.23             from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.23          
          105 ILCS 5/10-22.34c new                                             
          105 ILCS 5/10-23.5              from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.5           
          105 ILCS 5/10-23.8              from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.8           
          105 ILCS 5/10-23.8a             from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.8a          
          105 ILCS 5/17-1.5 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/18-4.3               from Ch. 122, par. 18-4.3            
          105 ILCS 5/18-7                 from Ch. 122, par. 18-7              
          105 ILCS 5/18-8                 from Ch. 122, par. 18-8              
          105 ILCS 5/18-8.05 new                                               
          105 ILCS 5/18-8.2               from Ch. 122, par. 18-8.2            
          105 ILCS 5/21-0.01 new                                               
          105 ILCS 5/21-1a                from Ch. 122, par. 21-1a             
          105 ILCS 5/21-2                 from Ch. 122, par. 21-2              
          105 ILCS 5/21-2.1               from Ch. 122, par. 21-2.1            
          105 ILCS 5/21-2a                from Ch. 122, par. 21-2a             
          105 ILCS 5/21-3                 from Ch. 122, par. 21-3              
          105 ILCS 5/21-4                 from Ch. 122, par. 21-4              
          105 ILCS 5/21-5                 from Ch. 122, par. 21-5              
          105 ILCS 5/21-5a                from Ch. 122, par. 21-5a             
          105 ILCS 5/21-5c new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/21-5d new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/21-10                from Ch. 122, par. 21-10             
          105 ILCS 5/21-11.1              from Ch. 122, par. 21-11.1           
          105 ILCS 5/21-11.3              from Ch. 122, par. 21-11.3           
          105 ILCS 5/21-11.4                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/21-14                from Ch. 122, par. 21-14             
          105 ILCS 5/24-11                from Ch. 122, par. 24-11             
          105 ILCS 5/24A-5                from Ch. 122, par. 24A-5             
          105 ILCS 5/27A-2                                                     
          105 ILCS 5/27A-7                                                     
          105 ILCS 5/27A-8                                                     
          105 ILCS 5/27A-9                                                     
          105 ILCS 5/27A-11                                                    
          105 ILCS 5/34-8.4                                                    
          105 ILCS 5/34-18                from Ch. 122, par. 34-18             
          105 ILCS 5/34-18.17 new                                              
          105 ILCS 5/34-84                from Ch. 122, par. 34-84             
          115 ILCS 5/5                    from Ch. 48, par. 1705               
          115 ILCS 5/13                   from Ch. 48, par. 1713               
          35 ILCS 130/2                   from Ch. 120, par. 453.2             
          35 ILCS 135/2                   from Ch. 120, par. 453.32            
          35 ILCS 630/3                   from Ch. 120, par. 2003              
          35 ILCS 630/4                   from Ch. 120, par. 2004              
          35 ILCS 630/6                   from Ch. 120, par. 2006              
          35 ILCS 735/3-3                 from Ch. 120, par. 2603-3            
          230 ILCS 10/13                  from Ch. 120, par. 2413              
        Changes the title, deletes everything after the enacting  clause,      
   and  adds provisions creating the School Construction Act.  Repeals an      
   Article of the  Capital  Development  Board  Act  relating  to  school      
   construction and debt service grants, and amends the State Finance Act      
   incident  thereto.  Authorizes  the  Capital Development Board to make      
   grants  to  school  districts  for   school   construction   projects.      
   Authorizes  the  State  Board  of Education to accept applications, to      
   make grant  entitlements,  and  to  award  grants  for  debt  service.      
   Specifies  certain  grant  priorities  and  requires  participants  to      
   develop  and  update  district facilities plans.  Authorizes the State      
   Board of Education to administer  a  program  of  revolving  loans  to      
   school  districts  for  the acquisition of technology hardware. Amends      
   the Chicago Teachers Article of the Illinois  Pension  Code.   Changes      
   the  fiscal  and school year to the period beginning on the 1st day of      
   July and ending on the 30th day of June. Provides  that  revenues  for      
   the  Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund shall include      
   employer   contributions.   Provides   for   State   satisfaction   of      
   deficiencies in the Fund for the fiscal year of the board of education      
   ending in calendar year 1997. Provides that contributions by the State      
   to or  for  the  benefit  of  the  Fund  shall  be  a  credit  against      
   contributions  required  of  the board of education. Amends the School      
   Code to provide for the direct payment of State contributions  to  the      
   Fund,  and  makes  numerous  other changes to the School Code. Revises      
   State  Board  of   Education   member   qualifications.    Establishes      
   administrative  expenditure limitations applicable in downstate school      
   districts.  Requires the State Superintendent of  Education  to  serve      
   pursuant  to  a performance-based contract linked to statewide student      
   performance and academic improvement in  Illinois  schools.   Provides      
   for  block grants to downstate school districts.  Makes changes to the      
   Reading Improvement Program provisions.  Requires the State  Board  of      
   Education  to  provide  liability  coverage  for  certificated  school      
   employees.   Adds  requirements  for  decisions  to  promote or retain      
   students  in  classes  and  establishes  a  no  pass-no  play  policy.      
   Provides that suspension or expulsion of a  student  from  school  may      
   extend  to  all  school  activities and may include a prohibition from      
   being present on school grounds.  Allows school  districts  to  employ      
   non-certificated    registered    professional   nurses   to   perform      
   professional nursing services.  Also permits school boards to contract      
   with third parties for non-instructional services currently  performed      
   by  school district employees or bargaining unit members.  Reduces the      
   number of days of advance notice required for the honorable  dismissal      
   of  educational  support  personnel.   Provides that new contracts for      
   downstate superintendents and principals shall be either contracts for      
   a period not exceeding one year or performance-based contracts that do      
   not exceed 5 years.  Increases to 4 years  from  3  years  the  period      
   during  which  supplementary  State  aid  for new and certain annexing      
   districts may be paid  based  on  differences  in  aggregate  employee      
   salaries.  Revises  the  State  aid  formula as applied to the 1997-98      
   school year to provide for an  alternative  method  of  computing  the      
   supplemental  State  aid grant for that school year and to provide for      
   an additional supplemental State aid grant for that school  year  only      
   based  on  the  number  of low-income eligible pupils in the district.      
   Repeals the Section containing the State aid formula for school  years      
   prior  to  the  1998-99  school year on July 1, 1998, and replaces the      
   repealed Section with a new Section containing a new State aid formula      
   for the 1998-1999 and subsequent school years. Revises the  provisions      
   for  certification  of  teachers, providing for initial, standard, and      
   master teaching certificates.  Establishes new alternative teacher and      
   administrator certification programs.  Increases to 4 years the length      
   of the probationary period for teachers first  employed  by  a  school      
   district after January 1, 1998.  Shortens the notice period applicable      
   to  certain  dismissals  and  reductions  in force. Revises provisions      
   applicable to the length  of  the  remediation  period  for  downstate      
   teachers.    Makes  numerous changes to the Charter Schools Law in the      
   School Code, including changes  that  authorize  the  State  Board  of      
   Education to reverse the decision of a local school board if the State      
   Board  determines  that  a  charter  school or charter school proposal      
   complies with the requirements  of  the  Charter  Schools  Law.   Also      
   amends  the  Illinois  Educational Labor Relations Act, increasing the      
   number of Illinois Educational Labor Relation Board members to  5  and      
   increasing  to  10  from 5 the number of days that must elapse after a      
   notice of intent to strike is given before a strike may begin.  Amends      
   the  Cigarette  and Cigarette Use Tax Acts to increase the rate of tax      
   imposed by those Acts by an additional 7 mills per cigarette beginning      
   12/15/97 and earmarks  the  additional  revenue  attributable  to  the      
   increase  for monthly payment into the Common School Fund.  Amends the      
   Telecommunications Excise Tax Act to increase the rates of  the  taxes      
   imposed thereunder to 7% from 5% of the gross charge beginning January      
   1, 1998, and requires the additional taxes resulting from the increase      
   to  be  paid into the Common School Fund or the Common School Fund and      
   the School  Infrastructure  Fund.   Amends  the  Uniform  Penalty  and      
   Interest  Act  to  increase  to  20%  from 15% the penalty applicable,      
   beginning January 1, 1998, for failure to pay a tax due on  a  return.      
   Amends  the Riverboat Gambling Act. Replaces beginning January 1, 1998      
   the wagering tax with a graduated tax based on adjusted gross receipts      
   received by a licensed  owner,  and  changes  the  percentage  of  the      
   monthly  amount  appropriated  to the unit of local government that is      
   the home dock of  the  riverboat.  Provides  for  funding,  through  a      
   continuing  appropriation if necessary, of specified provisions of the      
   General State Aid Formula.  Adds language relating to the severability      
   and  inseverability  of  various  provisions  of  the  Act.  Effective      
   immediately except as otherwise provided.                                   
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0548

   Last action date: 97-12-04

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   2


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