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Full Text of SB1991  100th General Assembly


Sen. Scott M. Bennett

Filed: 3/10/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1991 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
521B-5 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/21B-5)
7    Sec. 21B-5. Licensure powers of the State Board of
9    (a) Recognizing that that the education of our citizens is
10the single most important influence on the prosperity and
11success of this State and recognizing that new developments in
12education require a flexible approach to our educational
13system, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the
14State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, shall have the
15power and authority to do all of the following:
16        (1) Set standards for teaching, supervising, or



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1    otherwise holding licensed employment in the public
2    schools of this State and administer the licensure process
3    as provided in this Article.
4        (2) Approve, evaluate, and sanction educator
5    preparation programs.
6        (3) Enter into agreements with other states relative to
7    reciprocal approval of educator preparation programs.
8        (4) Establish standards for the issuance of new types
9    of educator licenses.
10        (5) Establish a code of ethics for all educators.
11        (6) Maintain a system of licensure examination aligned
12    with standards determined by the State Board of Education.
13        (7) Take such other action relating to the improvement
14    of instruction in the public schools as is appropriate and
15    consistent with applicable laws.
16    (b) Only the State Superintendent of Education, acting in
17accordance with the applicable provisions of this Article and
18rules, shall have the authority to issue or endorse any license
19required for teaching, supervising, or otherwise holding
20licensed employment in the public schools; and no other State
21agency shall have any power or authority (i) to establish or
22prescribe any qualifications or other requirements applicable
23to the issuance or endorsement of any such license or (ii) to
24establish or prescribe any licensure or equivalent requirement
25that must be satisfied in order to teach, supervise, or hold
26licensed employment in the public schools.



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1(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)".