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Full Text of HB3402  103rd General Assembly


Rep. Sharon Chung

Filed: 3/20/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3402 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
522-95 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/22-95 new)
7    Sec. 22-95. Hiring or assigning priority.
8    (a) When hiring or assigning physical education, music,
9and visual arts educators, a school district must prioritize
10the hiring or assigning of educators who hold an educator
11license and endorsement in those content areas.
12    (b) A professional educator licensure applicant must pass
13the licensure content area test for the content area he or she
14is assigned to teach or complete at least 9 semester hours of
15coursework in the content area prior to his or her employment
16start date. In order to retain his or her employment for



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1subsequent school years, the employee must complete the
2remaining hours of coursework in the content area in which he
3or she is teaching and apply for a license endorsement within 3
4calendar years after his or her employment start date.
5    (c) In the case of a reduction in force, a school district
6may follow its employee contract language for filling