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 Bill Status of SB0853  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  EDUCATION-TECH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Edward D. Maloney - Emil Jones, Jr. - Kimberly A. Lightford - M. Maggie Crotty - Donne E. Trotter and Dan Rutherford

House Sponsors
(Rep. William B. Black - Aaron Schock, Monique D. Davis, David E. Miller, Roger L. Eddy, Suzanne Bassi, Esther Golar and Arthur L. Turner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/11/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0609

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/3-15.12from Ch. 122, par. 3-15.12

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a high school equivalency testing program.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With respect to the high school equivalency testing program, provides that an individual is eligible to apply if he or she is a person who is 17 (instead of 18) years of age or older and is not a high school graduate (instead of is not a high school graduate, but whose high school class has graduated); makes related changes. Provides that applicants may provide as sufficient proof of residence and as an acceptable form of identification a driver's license, valid passport, military ID, or other form of government-issued national or foreign identification that shows the applicant's name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph (instead of providing as sufficient proof of residence a picture identification card and 2 pieces of correctly addressed and postmarked mail). Makes a change concerning who is eligible to apply for a high school equivalency certificate upon showing evidence that he or she has successfully completed the high school level General Educational Development Tests.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
In the provision setting forth what constitutes sufficient proof of residence and an acceptable form of identification, allows other acceptable identification as may be allowed by law or as regulated by the Illinois Community College Board.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/8/2007SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, Jr.
  2/8/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  3/7/2007SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/15/2007SenateDo Pass Executive; 007-005-000
  3/15/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2007
  3/21/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  3/21/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/21/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Education
  3/22/2007SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  3/22/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 010-000-000
  3/22/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/22/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/22/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Maloney
  3/22/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 27, 2007
  3/30/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/30/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  3/30/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Rutherford
  3/30/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  3/30/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/26/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  4/26/2007HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2007HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/8/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/8/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  5/8/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  5/8/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  5/8/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  5/8/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/8/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/8/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 017-001-001
  5/9/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  5/31/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/31/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock
  5/31/2007SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/31/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01 - June 1, 2007
  5/31/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  5/31/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  6/5/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Education
  6/7/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Education; 006-000-000
  6/14/2007SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 052-000-000
  6/14/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  7/13/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  9/11/2007SenateGovernor Approved
  9/11/2007SenateEffective Date June 1, 2008
  9/11/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0609

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