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Sen. Jones-sponsored law amending the School Code now in effect

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 23, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the School Code went into effect on July 12, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB921 on Jan. 25, when Rep. Katie Stuart (D-112) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the School Code".

After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on March 20, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 16. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 12. 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 HB921.

Date
Chamber
Action
1/25/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Katie Stuart
1/28/2019
House
First Reading
1/28/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
1/28/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
1/28/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2/5/2019
House
Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
2/14/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 013-005-000
2/14/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2/21/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
2/21/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
2/26/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
2/26/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2/26/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2/26/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2/26/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2/26/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2/27/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2/27/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
2/28/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
3/1/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
3/4/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
3/7/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
3/20/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
3/20/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 106-009-000
3/20/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
3/20/2019
Senate
First Reading
3/20/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
3/20/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
3/20/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Education
5/8/2019
Senate
Do Pass Education; 011-000-000
5/8/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
5/9/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/9/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
5/14/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
5/16/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/16/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
5/16/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
5/31/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
6/14/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
7/12/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0046
7/12/2019
House
Effective Date July 12, 2019
7/12/2019
House
Governor Approved

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