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 Bill Status of HB5325  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael K. Smith - Sidney H. Mathias - Lou Lang - Thomas Holbrook

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Deanna Demuzio)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.148 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Authorizes the State Board of Education to administer a Continued Reading Improvement Grant Program. Provides that, subject to appropriation, funds for the Continued Reading Improvement Grant Program shall be made available, on a competitive basis, to school districts with students in any of grades 7 through 12 who are reading significantly below grade level. Provides that the State Board may reserve and distribute an amount not to exceed 2% of the moneys appropriated for the Program for the purpose of developing teacher reading academies and administrator academies that espouse research-based teaching methods and instructional strategies proven to increase adolescent literacy achievement. Provides that these funds may also be used to develop and maintain an Internet website for collecting program data and providing assessment and instructional resources germane to the Program. Provides that funds received under a grant may be used for efforts to implement a school or district literacy plan for increased student achievement and reading comprehension. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes language allowing the State Board of Education to make rules. Instead, provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael K. Smith
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/22/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/3/2008HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/12/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/12/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 023-000-000
  3/12/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  4/8/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/9/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/9/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 10, 2008
  4/14/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  4/16/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/16/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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