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Full Text of SB2689  95th General Assembly


Sen. Michael Noland

Filed: 4/11/2008





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2689 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
5 24-6 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/24-6)  (from Ch. 122, par. 24-6)
7     Sec. 24-6. Sick leave. The school boards of all school
8 districts, including special charter districts, but not
9 including school districts in municipalities of 500,000 or
10 more, shall grant their full-time teachers, and also shall
11 grant such of their other employees as are eligible to
12 participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund under the
13 "600-Hour Standard" established, or under such other
14 eligibility participation standard as may from time to time be
15 established, by rules and regulations now or hereafter
16 promulgated by the Board of that Fund under Section 7-198 of



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1 the Illinois Pension Code, as now or hereafter amended, sick
2 leave provisions not less in amount than 10 days at full pay in
3 each school year. If any such teacher or employee does not use
4 the full amount of annual leave thus allowed, the unused amount
5 shall be allowed to accumulate to a minimum available leave of
6 180 days at full pay, including the leave of the current year.
7 If an employee other than a teacher under this Section does not
8 use the full amount of annual leave thus allowed, the unused
9 amount shall be allowed to accumulate to a minimum available
10 leave of 240 days at full pay, including the leave of the
11 current year. If an employee other than a teacher under this
12 Section is subject to a reduction in force, the employing
13 district shall maintain on its records all accumulated sick
14 leave days, which must be recredited to the employee at the
15 time of recall. If the employee is not recalled, then the
16 district shall pay the employee, at the expiration of the
17 recall period, the cash value for all accumulated sick leave at
18 the daily rate of pay at the time of the layoff. Sick leave
19 shall be interpreted to mean personal illness, quarantine at
20 home, serious illness or death in the immediate family or
21 household, or birth, adoption, or placement for adoption. The
22 school board may require a certificate from a physician
23 licensed in Illinois to practice medicine and surgery in all
24 its branches, an advanced practice nurse who has a written
25 collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that
26 authorizes the advanced practice nurse to perform health



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1 examinations, or a physician assistant who has been delegated
2 the authority to perform health examinations by his or her
3 supervising physician, or if the treatment is by prayer or
4 spiritual means, that of a spiritual adviser or practitioner of
5 such person's faith, as a basis for pay during leave after an
6 absence of 3 days for personal illness, or as it may deem
7 necessary in other cases. If the school board does require a
8 certificate as a basis for pay during leave of less than 3
9 days, the school board shall pay, from school funds, the
10 expenses incurred by the teachers or other employees in
11 obtaining the certificate.
12     If, by reason of any change in the boundaries of school
13 districts, or by reason of the creation of a new school
14 district, the employment of a teacher is transferred to a new
15 or different board, the accumulated sick leave of such teacher
16 is not thereby lost, but is transferred to such new or
17 different district.
18     For purposes of this Section, "immediate family" shall
19 include parents, spouse, brothers, sisters, children,
20 grandparents, grandchildren, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law,
21 sisters-in-law, and legal guardians.
22 (Source: P.A. 94-350, eff. 7-28-05; 95-151, eff. 8-14-07.)
23     Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
24 Section 8.32 as follows:



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1     (30 ILCS 805/8.32 new)
2     Sec. 8.32. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
3 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
4 implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
5 the 95th General Assembly.".