90th General Assembly
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SCH CD-COMMUNITY SERVICES AUTH                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Removes the provision that the Community      
   and Residential Services Authority shall include a  representative  of      
   the   Department   of   Public   Health.    Increases  the  number  of      
   representatives  from  the  Department  of  Human  Services  on   that      
   Authority from 3 to 4 and specifies from which divisions those members      
   shall be appointed.                                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/9-12.1               from Ch. 122, par. 9-12.1            
          105 ILCS 5/10-5                 from Ch. 122, par. 10-5              
          105 ILCS 5/10-16                from Ch. 122, par. 10-16             
          105 ILCS 5/10-22.31             from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.31          
          105 ILCS 5/10-22.32             from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.32          
          115 ILCS 5/8                    from Ch. 48, par. 1708               
        Further amends the School Code.  Specifies that when members of a      
   board of school directors or board of education  are  elected  at  the      
   consolidated  elections held in April, 1999 and April, 2001, the board      
   is to organize, elect its officers, and enter upon  the  discharge  of      
   its  duties  at an organizational meeting held within 7 days after the      
   first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each  of  those  2      
   years.   Provides  for  adjustment  of  the  ballot form used at those      
   elections to reflect a full term of less than 4 years. Authorizes  the      
   expenditure  of  school  district  funds  to  provide training through      
   school  board  associations  to  persons  elected  to   school   board      
   membership  at the 1999 and 2001 consolidated elections after they are      
   elected and before their terms commence. Makes other related  changes.      
   In  provisions  concerning  special  education  and  joint  agreements      
   between  school  boards,  removes  a provision that allows a governing      
   board to appoint an executive board to administer the joint  agreement      
   only  if  more  than  17  school  districts  are  parties to the joint      
   agreement, and provides that if 7 or more school districts (instead of      
   20 school districts a majority of which are located in a county with a      
   population exceeding 3,000,000) are parties to a joint agreement  that      
   does  not  have an administrative district, at least a majority of the      
   members appointed to the executive  board  shall  be  members  of  the      
   school  boards of the cooperating districts or, if the governing board      
   wishes to appoint members who are not school board members, they shall      
   be superintendents form the cooperating districts. Amends the Illinois      
   Educational Labor Relations Act.  For the  election  of  an  exclusive      
   bargaining  representative,  removes  a  provision that prohibits mail      
   ballots except where a specific individual would otherwise  be  unable      
   to  cast  a  ballot.    Provides  that  the Illinois Educational Labor      
   Relations Board shall certify the results of  the  election  within  6      
   (instead  of  5) working days after the final tally of votes.  Adds an      
   immediate effective date.                                                   
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/19-1                 from Ch. 122, par. 19-1              
        Further amends the School Code.  Provides that until  January  1,      
   2000  a  school district maintaining grades kindergarten through 8 may      
   issue bonds up to  an  amount  not  exceeding  15%  of  the  equalized      
   assessed  value  of  the  taxable  property in the district if certain      
   conditions are met.                                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          110 ILCS 805/3B-3               from Ch. 122, par. 103B-3            
        Amends the Public Community College Act to provide  that  if  the      
   board of trustees of a community college district decides to dismiss a      
   non-tenure  faculty  member for any reason (instead of just due to the      
   evaluation of  the  performance  and  qualifications  of  the  faculty      
   member)  for  the  ensuing  school  year or term, the board shall give      
   notice to the faculty member not later than 60 days before the end  of      
   the  school year or term.  Provides that this provision is declaratory      
   of existing law.                                                            
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 4.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/34A-411              from Ch. 122, par. 34A-411           
        Further amends the School Code.  Extends the period in which  the      
   powers  of  the School Finance Authority are suspended to July 1, 2004      
   from July 1, 1999.                                                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/27-22                from Ch. 122, par. 27-22             
        Adds provisions further amending the School Code.   For  a  pupil      
   entering the 9th grade during the 1998-99 or a subsequent school year,      
   increases  to 4 years from 3 years (with respect to language arts), to      
   3 years from 2 years (with respect to mathematics and social studies),      
   and to 2 years from one year (with respect to science) the  number  of      
   years  of  those  subjects  the  pupil must successfully complete as a      
   prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma.                            
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)                       
          An additional $66 M would be needed (1500 additional teachers).      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (SBE)                             
          No change from SBE fiscal note, H-am 1.                              
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   4


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