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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Weekly Legislative Update – September 25, 2020


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 September 28, 2020:

Joint Hearing of the Senate Education Committee and Senate Higher Education Committee
 September 30, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

SUBJECT MATTER: Testimony regarding kindergarten through twelfth grade COVID-19 response and equitable funding.

VIRTUAL HEARING: This hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom and be broadcast live on the General Assembly website: Members of the public may submit electronic witness slips or electronic testimony via the General Assembly website in advance of the hearing.

  • To file an electronic witness slip for the subject matter hearing: Click
  • To view instructions for submitting electronic testimony for the subject matter hearing: 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: 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
217-544-0464 ext. 6013

Last updated: September 25, 2020

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