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 Bill Status of HB1561  101st General Assembly


Short Description:  SCH THREAT ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL

House Sponsors
Rep. Fred Crespo - Tony McCombie - Terra Costa Howard - Grant Wehrli, Natalie A. Manley and Mark Batinick

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Thomas Cullerton - Kimberly A. Lightford, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Rachelle Crowe and Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0455

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 120/2from Ch. 102, par. 42
5 ILCS 140/7from Ch. 116, par. 207
105 ILCS 10/6from Ch. 122, par. 50-6
105 ILCS 128/45 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Requires all school boards of school districts to develop threat assessment protocols and to create threat assessment teams. Provides that the threat assessment team shall include specified personnel and other members. Provides that a threat assessment protocol adopted by the school board shall be a public document and be posted on the school district's website. Provides that a school board shall create the threat assessment team within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act and adopt an initial threat assessment protocol within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that a school district may share information concerning a clear and present danger with another school district and creates a conforming exemption in the Illinois School Student Records Act. Creates exemptions for the work of the threat assessment team in the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 120/2
105 ILCS 10/6
Adds reference to:
50 ILCS 470/10
55 ILCS 5/5-1006.7
105 ILCS 5/3-14.31
105 ILCS 5/10-20.43
105 ILCS 5/10-22.36from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.36
105 ILCS 5/17-2.11from Ch. 122, par. 17-2.11
105 ILCS 128/25
105 ILCS 230/5-25

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that counties may impose a tax to be used exclusively for school facility purposes, school resources officers, or mental health professionals (rather than exclusively for school facility purposes). Adds referendum language to levy, reduce, or discontinue the tax. Amends the Innovation Development and Economy Act and the School Construction Law to make conforming changes. Amends the School Code to make conforming changes and to provide that if a school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants determines that it is necessary for school security purposes and the related protection and safety of pupils and school staff to hire a school resource officer or that personnel costs for school counselors, mental health experts, or school resource officers are necessary, the district may levy a tax or issue bonds as provided under a provision in the Code authorizing a school board to levy a tax or to borrow money and issue bonds for fire prevention, safety, energy conservation, accessibility, school security, and specified repair purposes if funds are not needed for those other purposes. Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Requires each school district to implement a threat assessment procedure that may be part of a school board policy on targeted school violence and prevention and that must include the creation of a threat assessment team; provides for the team's membership. Requires each school district, at its annual meeting to review each school building's emergency and crisis response plans, protocols, and procedures, to review the procedures regarding its threat assessment team. Creates an exemption for the work of the threat assessment team in the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
With regard to a school district's threat assessment procedure, removes a provision requiring the policy on targeted school violence and prevention that directs the implementation of a threat assessment procedure to be a public document and to be posted on the school district's website with other school district policies. Makes conforming changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that each school district must implement a threat assessment procedure that may be part of a school board policy on targeted school violence prevention (rather than school violence and prevention). Provides that a regional behavioral threat assessment and intervention team utilized by a school district must include mental health professionals and representatives from State, county, and local law enforcement agencies (rather than mental health professionals, a representative from the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, a safety education officer from the Department of State Police, and local law enforcement representatives) and removes a provision requiring the members to complete the training courses offered by Western Illinois University's Office of Public Safety.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/1/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2019HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  2/21/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  2/21/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/13/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  3/26/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/26/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/28/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/28/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 019-000-000
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-000
  4/12/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/12/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/12/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Revenue
  5/1/2019SenatePostponed - Revenue
  5/3/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/3/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/7/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Revenue
  5/8/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/9/2019SenateDo Pass as Amended Revenue; 008-000-000
  5/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
  5/17/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/17/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/21/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Revenue
  5/22/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Revenue; 007-000-000
  5/23/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/23/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; T. Cullerton
  5/23/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/23/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/23/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/23/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  5/23/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/23/2019HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/24/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/24/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/24/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/24/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  5/27/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 016-000-000
  5/27/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 016-000-000
  5/28/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/30/2019HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 116-000-000
  5/30/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 116-000-000
  5/30/2019HouseHouse Concurs
  5/30/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  6/28/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  8/26/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  8/26/2019HouseEffective Date August 26, 2019
  8/26/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0455

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