A new law sponsored by Rep. André Thapedi (D-32) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the School Code will go into effect on June 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB3086 on Feb. 15, when Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78) 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 on April 12 and it arrived in the House on May 22, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on June 1. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 23. The law is scheduled to go into effect on June 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 HB3086.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
Do Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 012-007-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 068-039-000
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 30, 2019
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
Do Pass Education; 016-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2019
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Christopher Belt
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 013-000-000
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Belt
Recalled to Second Reading
Third Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 017-000-000
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jawaharial Williams
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 114-000-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. AndrÃ© Thapedi
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0498
Effective Date June 1, 2020