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 Bill Status of HB3281  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz - Theresa Mah - Michael J. Zalewski - Kambium Buckner - Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Barbara Hernandez, Eva Dina Delgado, John C. D'Amico, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Elizabeth Hernandez, Delia C. Ramirez, Dagmara Avelar, Lakesia Collins, Suzanne Ness, Thomas Morrison and Maurice A. West, II

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Celina Villanueva - Kimberly A. Lightford and Laura M. Murphy)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0472

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/27-23.15 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code to require a high school to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction about the process of naturalization by which a foreign citizen or foreign national becomes a U.S. citizen. Provides that the course of instruction shall include content from the components of the naturalization test administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Provides that each school board shall determine the minimum amount of instructional time required. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that every public high school may include (rather than shall include) in its curriculum a unit of instruction on the process of naturalization.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/24/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 023-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/9/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  4/15/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/15/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/27/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  4/27/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/11/2021SenateAssigned to Education
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/19/2021SenateDo Pass Education; 011-000-000
  5/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 20, 2021
  5/19/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2021
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 28, 2021
  5/29/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/29/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/20/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/20/2021HouseEffective Date August 20, 2021
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0472

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