Public Act 097-0714
HB5114 EnrolledLRB097 18857 NHT 64095 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
27-17 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/27-17)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-17)
    Sec. 27-17. Safety education. School boards of public
schools and all boards in charge of educational institutions
supported wholly or partially by the State may provide
instruction in safety education in all grades and include such
instruction in the courses of study regularly taught therein.
    In this section "safety education" means and includes
instruction in the following:
        1. automobile safety, including traffic regulations,
    highway safety, and the consequences of alcohol
    consumption and the operation of a motor vehicle;
        2. safety in the home;
        3. safety in connection with recreational activities;
        4. safety in and around school buildings;
        5. safety in connection with vocational work or
    training; and
        6. cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for students
    enrolled in grades 9 through 11; and .
        7. for students enrolled in grades 6 through 8,
    cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and how to use an automated
    external defibrillator by watching a training video on
    those subjects.
    Such boards may make suitable provisions in the schools and
institutions under their jurisdiction for instruction in
safety education for not less than 16 hours during each school
    The curriculum in all State universities shall contain
instruction in safety education for teachers that is
appropriate to the grade level of the teaching certificate.
This instruction may be by specific courses in safety education
or may be incorporated in existing subjects taught in the
(Source: P.A. 95-168, eff. 8-14-07; 95-371, eff. 8-23-07;
95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-734, eff. 8-25-09.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.