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 Bill Status of SB1658  96th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 20/0.01from Ch. 122, par. 770
105 ILCS 20/0.05 new
105 ILCS 20/1from Ch. 122, par. 771
105 ILCS 20/5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Student Silent Reflection Act. Adds General Assembly findings. Provides that the period of silence that a teacher is required to observe must not exceed one minute. Provides that this period shall be an opportunity for silent reflection or meditation (instead of an opportunity for silent prayer or for silent reflection on the anticipated activities of the day). Allows students to reflect or meditate on any topic of their choosing. Provides that, during the period of silence, students shall remain seated and must not engage in any activity that distracts or interferes with other students. Removes a caption to a Section concerning the right of a student to the free exercise of religion. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/19/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2009SenateAssigned to Education
  3/5/2009SenateHeld in Education
  3/13/2009SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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