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 Bill Status of HB5032  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  RIGHT TO READ ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield - Seth Lewis, Joyce Mason, Cyril Nichols, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Anne Stava-Murray, Suzanne Ness, Natalie A. Manley and Margaret Croke

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
105 ILCS 5/21B-30
105 ILCS 5/21B-35

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Right to Read Act. Provides that the State Board of Education shall offer support: to each public school district to select evidence-based core reading instruction programs and implement them using structured literacy instruction; and to each early childhood, elementary, and special education teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and administrator to complete evidence-based training in teaching reading. Requires the State Board of Education to annually compile and post on its website information on the steps it has undertaken to support school districts to deliver high-quality, evidence-based literacy instruction, including a list of any Early Literacy Grant recipients, documentation of how the recipient allocated the funding to support improved literacy, and what evidence-based literacy curricula the recipient is utilizing. Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning educator testing, requires applicants seeking specified licenses to pass a test in reading foundations, which shall include assessment of the applicant's understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts of print and the alphabetic principle, the role of phonics in promoting reading development, word analysis skills and strategies, vocabulary development, application of reading comprehension skills and strategies, and methods for assessing reading development. In provisions concerning minimum requirements for educators trained in other states or countries, provides that an applicant who has successfully completed a reading foundations test of at least comparable rigor to the Illinois reading foundations test is not required to complete a reading foundations test. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/26/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  2/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  2/16/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 022-000-000
  2/18/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/18/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
  2/25/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  8/10/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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