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 Bill Status of SB2500  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Deanna Demuzio - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Kimberly A. Lightford and Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jim Watson - Ron Stephens - Jil Tracy - Thomas Holbrook, Michael K. Smith, Suzanne Bassi, Monique D. Davis and Lisa M. Dugan)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/2-3.53b new
105 ILCS 5/10-20.20from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.20

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that any individual, with exceptions, who begins serving as a superintendent in this State on or after July 1, 2008 and has not previously served as a school district superintendent in this State shall participate in a new superintendent mentoring program, established by the State Board of Education, for the duration of his or her first 2 school years as a superintendent. Contains provisions concerning program requirements, who may apply to be a mentor, mentoring training, assignment of a mentor by a provider selected by the State Board, identification of areas for improvement, a survey of progress, an annual report to the State Board, and a verification form. Provides that mentors of certified staff are protected from suit. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
With respect to the new superintendent mentoring program provisions, removes references to State Board of Education rules. 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
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/27/2008SenateAssigned to Education
  3/6/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/6/2008SenateDo Pass Education; 007-000-000
  3/6/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2008
  3/12/2008SenateSecond Reading
  3/12/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2008
  4/2/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/2/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/2/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/2/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  4/2/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  4/2/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/2/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/8/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/9/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/16/2008HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Gary Hannig
  4/16/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  4/16/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  4/17/2008HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jim Watson
  4/17/2008HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Jim Watson
  5/1/2008HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/9/2008HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/14/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/14/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/14/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 019-000-001
  5/14/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/14/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/15/2008HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  5/19/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-000
  5/22/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/23/2008SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/23/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01-May 27, 2008
  5/28/2008SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Deanna Demuzio
  5/28/2008SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  7/1/2008SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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