90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1526
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SCH CD-SPEC ED-TECHNICAL                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Makes changes of punctuation  and  style      
   in provisions that require school districts that maintain a recognized      
   school  to  establish  and maintain special educational facilities for      
   children with disabilities.                                                 
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/14-4.01                                                   
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/14-7.02              from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.02           
          105 ILCS 5/14-7.02a             from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.02a          
          105 ILCS 5/14-12.01             from Ch. 122, par. 14-12.01          
          105 ILCS 5/14-13.01             from Ch. 122, par. 14-13.01          
          105 ILCS 5/18-4.3               from Ch. 122, par. 18-4.3            
        Changes the title and  replaces  everything  after  the  enacting      
   clause.    Adds  provisions  amending  the  School Code.  Increases to      
   $2,500 from $2,000 the  maximum  reimbursement  over  one  per  capita      
   tuition charge for providing extraordinary special education services.      
   Provides   for   reimbursement  for  teachers,  school  psychologists,      
   professional workers, and a qualified  director  who  furnish  special      
   education   services   in   a   recognized  school  to  children  with      
   disabilities based on  22%  of  the  State's  average  teacher  salary      
   (rather  than  on  a  flat-rate  of  $8,000).   Eliminates  provisions      
   authorizing  proportionate  payment  of  claims  for reimbursement for      
   providing special education services.  Requires all special  education      
   reimbursement  to  be  made  at  100%,  and  provides for payment in a      
   succeeding fiscal year (before payment  of  current  claims  for  that      
   succeeding fiscal year) if the amount appropriated in a fiscal year is      
   insufficient  to  provide  for full reimbursement of all filed claims.      
   Adds a July 1, 1997 effective date.                                         
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Bd. of Ed.)                               
          Because of the reimbursement nature of these programs, fiscal        
          impact will not occur until FY99. Cost will be approximately         
          $112 M for personnel reimbursement, full funding and extraor-        
          dinary services.                                                     
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (SBE)                             
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
          STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, H-AM 1                                       
          HB 1526 would not have an impact on the level of State debt.         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.259                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/14-0.05                                                   
        Further amends the School Code. Eliminates language prohibiting        
   school districts from requesting waivers of rules and regulations per-      
   taining to special education. Requires the State Board of Education to      
   adopt, to take effect on or before December 31, 1999, new rules to          
   administer and implement provisions of the School Code pertaining to        
   special education for children with disabilities. Provides that those       
   rules shall not impose special education requirements on school dis-        
   tricts that are beyond those imposed by federal laws and regulations.       
   Provides that the new rules are to replace existing rules and regula-       
   tions and repeals, effective December 31, 1999, those rules pertaining      
   to special education which are not the new rules that the State Board       
   is required to adopt by the amendatory Act.                                 
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Replaces provisions proposing to  base  reimbursement  to  school      
   districts  for certificated  personnel  that provide special education      
   services to children with disabilities on 22% of the  State's  average      
   teacher  salary  for  the  prior school year with a flat reimbursement      
   amount of $9,350 per each such certificated employee.                       
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING - LOST                     018-037-003

   Last action date: 97-05-16

           Location: Senate

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


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