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Weekly Legislative Update – Fall Veto Session

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM EQUIP FOR EQUALITY

The following are disability-related bills and/or issues pending in the Illinois General Assembly that are scheduled to be heard in committee during the week of October 28, 2019:

 

House Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
October 28, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Room D-1, Stratton Building
Springfield, IL

 

HB 3917, Representative Kambium Buckner

Amends the evidence-based funding provisions of the School Code. Provides that funds received by the Chicago school district for low-income, English learner, and special education resources must be distributed to every school of the district in the appropriate amount specified under the Essential Elements component of the funding formula. Makes technical changes having a revisory function. Effective July 1, 2020.

  • To read full text of HB 3917: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 3917: Click

 

House Health Care Licenses Committee
October 28, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Room 122B, Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

 

SB 1711, Representative Terra Costa Howard

Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that the Department of State Police shall annually compile and submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly no later than May 31 of each calendar year on the number of persons reported as posing a clear and present danger to themselves or others by persons required to report that information to the Department of State Police under the Code. Provides that the report shall be based on information submitted by each county, municipality, public elementary or secondary school, private elementary or secondary school, or public or private community college, college, or university of the State without disclosing individual identifying information of the persons who pose the clear and present danger to themselves or others. Provides that if the person who poses the clear and present danger is reported by home address and the person attends a school, college, or university, then the compilation shall only include that individual once in the report for the total annual compilation.

  • To read full text of SB 1711: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on SB 1711: Click

 

House Human Services Committee
October 28, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Room C-1, Stratton Building
Springfield, IL

 

HB 3897, Representative Frances Ann Hurley

Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that a student whose 22nd birthday occurs during the school year is eligible for special education services through the end of the school year (rather than being eligible for services only until the day before his or her 22nd birthday).

  • To read full text of HB 3897: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 3897: Click

 

NOTE: If you wish to take any action regarding any of these bills/issues, you may wish to attend the committee hearing and/or contact the members of the Committee conducting the hearing and/or the legislators in your home district.  The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all legislators, both Representatives and Senators, can be found on the Illinois General Assembly website at: www.ilga.gov. You may check this website to find out if any of the committee hearing dates or times have been changed, which may happen upon very short notice. You may also use this website to file an electronic witness slip for any bill that is posted for hearing by clicking on “GA Dashboard” on the homepage.  For additional information, please contact:

 

Cheryl R. Jansen
Public Policy Director
Equip for Equality
cherylj2@equipforequality.org
217-544-0464 ext. 6013

Last updated: November 08, 2019

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