A new law sponsored by Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act went into effect on July 26, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB35 on Nov. 30, 2018, when Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill on March 19 and it arrived in the Senate on March 20, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 26. The law went into effect immediately.
Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB35.
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Higher Education Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Do Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 016-000-000
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 070-042-000
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
Assigned to Higher Education
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
Postponed - Higher Education
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
Do Pass Higher Education; 010-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
Third Reading - Passed; 046-005-000
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0122
Effective Date July 26, 2019