Bill Status of SB2487  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Gary Forby

House Sponsors
(Rep. Roger L. Eddy - Robert W. Pritchard)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2008SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0903

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/11E-35
105 ILCS 5/11E-40
105 ILCS 5/11E-45
105 ILCS 5/11E-50
105 ILCS 5/11E-65
105 ILCS 5/11E-135
105 ILCS 5/18-8.05
105 ILCS 5/29-3from Ch. 122, par. 29-3
105 ILCS 5/29-5from Ch. 122, par. 29-5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Makes changes in the Conversion and Formation of School Districts Article with respect to voting on a bond issuance, information in the petition filing notice, the presentation of evidence at a hearing, approval or denial of an amended petition, supplementary State aid reimbursement after the deactivation of a school facility or following formation of a new unit district, and references to a school district conversion. Makes changes to the State aid formula provisions concerning the calculation of local property tax revenues per pupil for partial elementary unit districts. Makes changes concerning free transportation for pupils in optional elementary unit districts, combined high school - unit districts, and newly created elementary or high school districts resulting from a high school - unit conversion, a unit to dual conversion, or a multi-unit conversion and the calculation of State reimbursement for transportation costs for optional elementary unit districts and combined high school - unit districts. Makes technical changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/11E-60

Provides that the Committee of Ten may voluntarily dismiss its petition at any time before a final decision is issued by the State Superintendent of Education (instead of at any time before the petition is approved by either the regional superintendent of schools or State Superintendent of Education). With respect to the ballot for a combined high school - unit district formation, changes a statutory reference.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Gary Forby
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/27/2008SenateAssigned to Education
  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
  4/3/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Gary Forby
  4/3/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  4/9/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Education
  4/10/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 011-000-000
  4/15/2008SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/15/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Forby
  4/15/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/15/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-000-000
  4/15/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/16/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  4/16/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/16/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/12/2008HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  5/21/2008HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  5/21/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 014-004-001
  5/21/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2008HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008
  5/28/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/30/2008SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2008SenateSent to the Governor
  8/25/2008SenateGovernor Approved
  8/25/2008SenateEffective Date August 25, 2008
  8/25/2008SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0903