92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0912
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SCH CD-DOWNST SCH FINANCE AUTH                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Requires the State Board of Education to      
   survey school districts  to  determine  their  needs  related  to  the      
   adoption and implementation of character education programs.  Requires      
   the  Board  to  report  on  the  findings of the survey to the General      
   Assembly on or before January 1, 2002.  Effective immediately.              
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Adds an introductory clause.                                           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends  the  School      
   Code  to add a Section concerning character education. Contains only a      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.131 new                                               
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          35 ILCS 200/18-50.1 new                                              
          35 ILCS 200/18-92 new                                                
          35 ILCS 200/18-101.47 new                                            
          105 ILCS 5/1B-6                 from Ch. 122, par. 1B-6              
          105 ILCS 5/1B-8                 from Ch. 122, par. 1B-8              
          105 ILCS 5/Art. 1F heading new                                       
          105 ILCS 5/1F-1 new                                                  
          105 ILCS 5/1F-5 new                                                  
          105 ILCS 5/1F-10 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-15 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-20 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-25 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-30 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-35 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-40 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-45 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-50 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-55 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-60 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-62 new                                                 
          105 ILCS 5/1F-115 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/1F-120 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/1F-130 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/1F-135 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/1F-140 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/1F-150 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/1F-155 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/1F-160 new                                                
          105 ILCS 5/17-11.2 new                                               
        Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends  the  School      
   Code  to  allow  for  the  establishment of a downstate School Finance      
   Authority for an elementary  school  district  to  exercise  financial      
   control  over  the  district  and  to  furnish  financial  assistance.      
   Provides  that  upon  approval  by  the  State Board of Education, the      
   Financial Oversight Panel for the district is abolished. Provides  for      
   appointment  of  Authority  members  by  the  State  Superintendent of      
   Education.  Includes  provisions   concerning   appointing   a   chief      
   educational  officer;  the  power  to  negotiate collective bargaining      
   agreements; the power  to  levy  taxes;  reporting  to  the  Governor,      
   General  Assembly,  and  State Superintendent; auditing the Authority;      
   the  property  of  the  Authority  being  exempt  from  taxation;  and      
   abolition of the Authority. Amends the Property Tax  Code  to  provide      
   that  the  Truth in Taxation Law and the Cook County Truth in Taxation      
   Law  are  subject  to  the  Downstate  School  Finance  Authority  for      
   Elementary Districts Law. Effective immediately.                            
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
        With respect to  the  School  Finance  Authority,  provides  that      
   borrowing from sources other than the State shall not be considered as      
   part  of  the  calculation  of the district's debt for purposes of the      
   statutory debt limitation and provides that tax anticipation  warrants      
   are  considered  borrowing  from sources other than the State. Makes a      
   technical change.                                                           
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0855

   Last action date: DEC-06-2002

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   3     SENATE -   1


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