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 Bill Status of HB5488  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Carol Ammons - Justin Slaughter - Lakesia Collins - Cyril Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Jehan Gordon-Booth, Kambium Buckner, LaToya Greenwood and Dagmara Avelar

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter - Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas - Adriane Johnson - Julie A. Morrison - Christopher Belt, Mike Simmons and Ann Gillespie)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0981

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/26-1from Ch. 122, par. 26-1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that any child from a public school, subject to guidelines established by the State Board of Education, shall be permitted by a school board at least one school day-long excused absence per school year for any middle school or high school student for a child that is absent from school to engage in a civic event. A school board may require that the student provide advance notice of the intended absence and require that the student provide documentation of participation in a civic event.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/26-2from Ch. 122, par. 26-2
105 ILCS 5/26-2afrom Ch. 122, par. 26-2a

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes: Provides that school boards may require reasonable advance notice (instead of requiring advance notice) of the intended absence. Provides that the reasonable advance notification and documentation shall be provided to the appropriate school administrator. Further amends the Compulsory Attendance for Pupils Article of the School Code. Defines "civic event", and provides that the State Board of Education may adopt rules to further define "civic event". Adds attending a civic event as part of the definition of "valid cause". Makes corresponding, grammatical, and stylistic changes.

DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools
  2/16/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter Schools; 006-002-000
  2/17/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/23/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  2/23/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  2/23/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  2/24/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/2/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/3/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 062-038-000
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/4/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 8, 2022
  3/9/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/9/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/9/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/1/2022SenateAssigned to Education
  4/1/2022SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As April 8, 2022
  4/4/2022SenateWaive Posting Notice
  4/4/2022SenateDo Pass Education; 013-000-000
  4/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 5, 2022
  4/5/2022SenateSecond Reading
  4/5/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 6, 2022
  4/6/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/6/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 013-000-000
  4/8/2022SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/8/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hunter
  4/8/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/8/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-012-000
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  4/8/2022HouseArrived in House
  4/8/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/8/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/8/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-002-000
  4/8/2022HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 068-043-000
  4/8/2022HouseHouse Concurs
  4/8/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  5/6/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/27/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  5/27/2022HouseEffective Date January 1, 2023
  5/27/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0981

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