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 Bill Status of HB4978  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Camille Y. Lilly

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-4.5 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires every public elementary school that maintains grade 7 or 8 to include in its curriculum a separate one-semester civics course of study with the goal of helping young people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives. Sets forth the focuses of the course content. Provides that this course of study shall be taken in both the 7th and 8th grade, completion of which shall be a prerequisite to receiving an elementary school diploma. Permits the State Board of Education to prepare and make available to school boards instructional materials that may be used as guidelines for the development of the course of study.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/8/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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