A new law sponsored by Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the School Code will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill SB1460 on Feb. 13, when Sen. Andy Manar (D-48) filed it with the Senate clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the School Code".
The Senate passed the bill and it arrived in the House on March 28, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 22. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 9. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
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 SB1460.
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2019
Do Pass as Amended Education; 015-000-000
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 14, 2019
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
Referred to Rules Committee
Third Reading - Passed; 048-000-000
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School
Do Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School; 008-000-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-001-002
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0333
Effective Date January 1, 2020