91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0440
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SCH CD-TRUANT-KINDERGARTEN                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code. Requires a person having custody or con-       
   trol of a child who is enrolled in kindergarten to cause the child to       
   attend school. Makes changes concerning the classification of children      
   as truants and dropouts. Effective immediately.                             
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          Projected cost of public sch. kindergarten services is               
          $8,054,200. There would be additional significant costs at           
          both the State and local level for serving truants.                  
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)                       
          Same as SBE fiscal note.                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          705 ILCS 405/3-33               from Ch. 37, par. 803-33             
        Prohibits any person having custody or control of a child from         
   circumventing attendance requirements by removing the child from en-        
   rollment in the school district. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987      
   to provide that a minor below the compulsory school age and enrolled        
   in kindergarten or first grade shall not be adjudged a truant minor         
   in need of supervision.                                                     
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)                       
          Since the SBE does not have data on the number of enrolled           
          Kindergarten students who are not attending, it is difficult         
          to estimate the fiscal impact of this legislation.                   
          STATE MANDATES NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Board of Education)               
          Same as SBE fiscal note.                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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