Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Governor's Office of Management and Budget Act and the School Code. Provides that anything submitted by the State Board of Education to the Governor or the Governor's Office of Management and Budget under the Governor's Office of Management and Budget Act must also be submitted simultaneously to the General Assembly. Terminates the term of each member of the State Board of Education who is in office on the effective date of the amendatory Act and provides for new appointed members to take office. Provides for successors to be appointed for terms of 6 (instead of 4) years. Establishes a Nomination Panel to provide a list of nominees to the Governor for appointment to the State Board. Provides that members of the Nomination Panel must be appointed by majority vote of the following appointing authorities: the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of State. Provides that candidates for nomination to the State Board may apply or be nominated. Requires the Nomination Panel to recommend 27 nominees for appointment to the State Board. Provides that the Governor may choose only from these nominations, and, after reviewing the nominations, the Governor may select 9 nominees, including the chairperson, for appointment to the State Board, to be confirmed by the Senate. Provides that if the Governor does not select all appointees within a certain timeframe, the Nomination Panel may appoint those members not yet selected for appointment by the Governor. Provides that appointments by the Governor and Nomination Panel must be confirmed by the Senate by two-thirds of its members by record vote. Provides that any appointment not acted upon within a certain timeframe shall be deemed to have received the advice and consent of the Senate. Makes changes concerning vacancies on the State Board. Provides that the State Board may remove for incompetence, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office any member of the State Board by a two-thirds vote in favor of removal. Makes changes concerning the appointment of a State Superintendent of Education. Creates a State Board of Education Advisory Board. Adds provisions governing ex parte communications received by the State Board, the State Superintendent of Education, or other State Board employees from the Governor or his or her official representative, employee, or attorney. Makes other changes. Contains a severability clause. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Requires the State Board of Education to provide the General Assembly with a separate budget that shows what is needed to fully fund all State mandates and to meet the educational needs of this State (instead of an "ideal world" budget that shows what is needed to fully fund everything). In the Section of the School Code concerning the powers and duties of the State Board, provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion. Provides that the State Board of Education Advisory Board shall be composed of members of the General Assembly. Makes changes concerning the selection of co-chairpersons and reimbursement for necessary expenses. Makes a technical correction.