Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that in the development of the individualized education program for a student who is 17 years of age or older, or will be during that academic year, the IEP team shall consider voter registration as an appropriate goal or competency to be included in the IEP plan, and, if appropriate, when and how voter registration shall be accomplished. Provides that any resulting decisions shall be included in the IEP plan.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Removes considering voter registration as an appropriate competency to be included in a student's IEP. Corrects terminology errors.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that, subject to appropriation and additional requirements, each school board shall provide religious dietary food options as part of the school lunch program. Provides further requirements concerning the provision of religious dietary food in public schools. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Facilities Article of the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes substantially similar changes as to religious dietary food options. Amends the Halal Food Act. Defines "State-owned or State-operated facility". Provides that any halal food product offered by a State-owned or State-operated facility shall be certified as halal by a State-approved organization or purchased from a State-approved halal-certified vendor. Provides that any person, organization, or vendor falsely representing a food product it provides as halal or falsely representing itself as a halal-certified vendor shall be subject to penalties under the Act. Provides that the amendatory provisions shall not infringe upon or affect any obligation in a contract entered into and in effect on or before the amendatory Act's effective date. Amends the Kosher Food Act. Makes substantially similar changes as to kosher food options at State facilities. Defines "kosher". Provides that a violation of the provisions concerning State facility kosher food services is a Class C misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class A misdemeanor for the second and each subsequent offense. Effective June 1, 2024.