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 Bill Status of SB1226  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CHARTER SCH COMMISSION-ABOLISH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Bill Cunningham, Paul Schimpf, Sue Rezin, Dale Fowler and Neil Anderson

House Sponsors
(Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Will Guzzardi - Celina Villanueva - Delia C. Ramirez - Rita Mayfield, Kelly M. Cassidy, Jonathan Carroll, Karina Villa, Bob Morgan, Tony McCombie, Michael Halpin, Terri Bryant, Dave Severin, Michael T. Marron, Sam Yingling, Norine K. Hammond, Camille Y. Lilly, Michael D. Unes, Thomas M. Bennett, David A. Welter, Patrick Windhorst, Charles Meier, Daniel Swanson and C.D. Davidsmeyer)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0543

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.796
105 ILCS 5/27A-3
105 ILCS 5/27A-5
105 ILCS 5/27A-6.5
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.5
105 ILCS 5/27A-7.10
105 ILCS 5/27A-8
105 ILCS 5/27A-9
105 ILCS 5/27A-10.10
105 ILCS 5/27A-11
105 ILCS 5/27A-11.5
105 ILCS 5/27A-12


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act and the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Provides that on July 1, 2020, the State Charter School Commission is abolished and the terms of all members end. Provides that all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and pending business of the Commission are transferred to the State Board of Education on that date. Provides for transfer of authorization to a local school board or boards. Makes related changes. Removes the appeal process, and provides that final decisions of a local school board are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Removes a provision requiring a charter school whose authorization has been transferred to the State Board of Education to, as soon as practicable after July 1, 2020, seek transfer of authorization to a local school board or boards for the remainder of the charter school's current term. Provides that at the end of its charter term, a charter school may (rather than must) reapply to the board or boards for authorization. Removes provisions allowing a charter applicant to submit a charter school proposal to the State Board if a local school board fails to hold a public meeting to obtain information or vote on the proposal, fails to grant or deny the proposal, or votes to deny the proposal (including because of the complexities of joint administration with another school district). Provides that no local school board may arbitrarily or capriciously revoke or not renew a charter. Provides that, except for extenuating circumstances, if a local school board revokes or does not renew a charter, it must ensure that all students currently enrolled in the charter school are placed in schools that are higher performing than that charter school. Provides that in determining whether extenuating circumstances exist, a local school board must detail, by clear and convincing evidence, that factors unrelated to the charter school's accountability designation outweigh the charter school's academic performance.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/27A-3
105 ILCS 5/27A-10.10
105 ILCS 5/27A-11
105 ILCS 5/27A-12

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Repeals the State Charter School Commission Fund on October 1, 2020 (rather than July 31, 2020). Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020, all money in the State Charter School Commission Fund shall be used by the State Board of Education for operational and administrative costs and, on September 1, 2020 (rather than July 1, 2020), in consultation with the State Board, the State Comptroller shall order transferred and the State Treasurer shall transfer all money in the State Charter School Commission Fund to the State Board of Education Special Purpose Trust Fund. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2020, the State Board of Education may charge a charter school that it authorizes a fee not to exceed 3% of the revenue provided to the school to be used exclusively for covering the cost of authorizing activities; specifies what the authorizing activities may include. Provides that, beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Commission may not enter into or renew a contract, other than a charter renewal, that expires after July 1, 2020. Until July 1, 2020, allows the State Charter School Commission to hear an appeal on a local board's decision to not renew a charter. Allows the State Board of Education to reverse a local board's decision to revoke or, beginning on July 1, 2020, not renew a charter if certain conditions are met. Requires the State Board to appoint and utilize a hearing officer for those appeals. Provides that if a charter school fails to make payments toward administrative costs, the State Board may withhold State funds from that school until it has made all payments for those costs. Adds an immediate effective date.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/6/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/6/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/14/2019SenateAssigned to Education
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/27/2019SenateDo Pass Education; 015-002-000
  3/27/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2019
  4/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/2/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/3/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  4/4/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 009-002-000
  4/10/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Holmes
  4/10/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2019
  4/11/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-011-001
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School
  5/6/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/6/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School
  5/8/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School; by Voice Vote
  5/8/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School; 005-002-000
  5/9/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/16/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  5/21/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 084-029-000
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  5/22/2019SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/22/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 23, 2019
  5/22/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/22/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Education
  5/28/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 010-000-001
  5/30/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
  5/30/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  5/30/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  5/30/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 045-009-001
  5/31/2019SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2019SenateEffective Date August 23, 2019
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0543

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