90th General Assembly
Summary of HB2485
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SCH CD-CERTIFICATION-TECHNICAL                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  In the provisions relating to grades  of      
   teaching certificates, makes grammatical changes.                           
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          No fiscal impact until substantive language is added.                
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/21-2                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/19-1                 from Ch. 122, par. 19-1              
        Changes the title, deletes everything after the enacting  clause,      
   and  adds  provisions  amending  the School Code.  Authorizes a school      
   district, which previously availed itself of a statutory exception  to      
   an  otherwise  applicable  debt limitation in order to issue bonds for      
   the construction of additional  facilities  necessary  for  a  quality      
   educational  program, to again seek referendum approval to issue bonds      
   for that purpose.  Also authorizes an elementary  school  district  to      
   issue bonds up to an amount not exceeding 18% of the district's EAV if      
   specified  statutory criteria are met, including requirements that the      
   bonds be approved at a referendum held after July 1, 1998  and  issued      
   by July 1, 1999.  Effective immediately.                                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 230/5-5                                                     
        Adds provisions amending the School Construction  Law.   Includes      
   in  the  definition of "approved school construction bonds" bonds that      
   are issued on or after January 1, 1993 and before January 1, 1996,  as      
   authorized  by  a specified subsection of a Section of the School Code      
   applicable  when  a  school  building  was  closed  because  of   mine      
   subsidence damage.                                                          
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (State Board of Education)                  
          H-am #1 affects New Simpson Hill Dist. #32 in Johnson Cty.           
          Its debt limitation would be expanded locally to expand              
          Tunnel Hill Sch. to serve students in grades pre-K thru 8.           
          H-am #2 affects Benton Dist. #47 in Franklin Cty. That dist.         
          issued bonds in 1993 to address mine subsidence damage. There        
          are still over 250 students in an inappropriate elementary sch.      
          bldg. It seeks to apply for sch. construction bonds to finish        
          addressing the mine subsidence damage.                               
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (SBE)                        
          No change from SBE fiscal note.                                      
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 & 2 (State Board of Education)                   
          No change from previous SBE fiscal note with H-ams 1 & 2.            
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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