90th General Assembly
Summary of SB1475
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SCH CD-SCHOOL TREASURERS-TECH                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code  to  make  a  technical  correction  in  a      
   Section dealing with the payment of funds to school treasurers.             
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/18-13                                                     
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g                                                   
        Changes the title and replaces everything after the enacting           
   clause. Provides that joint agreements made up of school districts          
   may request and appeal disapproved requests for waivers or modifica-        
   tions of School Code mandates and regulations by action of their            
   governing board or administrative district. Requires newspaper publi-       
   cation notice of the public hearing that must be held on a joint            
   agreement's application and plan supporting a waiver or modification        
   request. When the waiver or modification request is made by a school        
   district instead of a joint agreement, replaces the current require-        
   ment for newpaper publication notice of the public hearing with a           
   requirement that there be at least "one notification to parents"            
   before the hearing. Provides that all applications for a waiver or          
   modification that are submitted after the amendatory Act's effective        
   date include a description of the public hearing. Adds an immediate         
   effective date.                                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.126 new                                               
        Adds provisions further amending the School Code.   Requires  the      
   State  Board  of  Education to develop a class size reduction schedule      
   for grades K-3 under which the pupil-teacher ratio in  each  of  those      
   grades in each school district in which any or all of those grades are      
   maintained  does  not  exceed  or  will  be reduced to a maximum of 20      
   pupils to  one  teacher  per  class.   Requires  the  State  Board  of      
   Education to submit the proposed schedule, together with an evaluation      
   thereof  and  any  recommended  legislation  needed  to  implement and      
   administer a class size restriction grant program for those grades, to      
   the Governor and General Assembly by October 1, 1998.   Also  requires      
   the  State  Board  of  Education  to  submit an annual budget request,      
   beginning  in  1999,  for  all  amounts  necessary  to  implement  and      
   administer the program each year until the maximum pupil-teacher ratio      
   for classes offered in grades K-3 is achieved on a statewide basis.         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that a school district may not request  waivers  from  a      
   mandate  that may be abolished or otherwise rendered inapplicable to a      
   school district pursuant to referendum.                                     
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (State Board of Education)                  
          Significant costs from teacher and space shortages and in-           
          creased staff would be incurred in FY2000 and thereafter.            
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (SBE)                        
          No change from SBE fiscal note, with H-ams 1 & 2.                    
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2                                          
          Contains no language preempting home rule authority.                 
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

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


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