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Sen. Righter-sponsored law amending the School Code goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

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By East Central Reporter Reports | Aug 10, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Dale A. Righter (R-55) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the School Code will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill SB1460 on Feb. 13, when Sen. Andy Manar (D-48) filed it with the Senate clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the School Code".

The Senate passed the bill and it arrived in the House on March 28, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 22. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 9. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on SB1460.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/13/2019
Senate
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
2/13/2019
Senate
First Reading
2/13/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
2/20/2019
Senate
Assigned to Education
3/5/2019
Senate
Postponed - Education
3/7/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
3/7/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
3/7/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
3/11/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
3/11/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
3/12/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
3/12/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2019
3/12/2019
Senate
Do Pass as Amended Education; 015-000-000
3/12/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
3/13/2019
Senate
Second Reading
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
3/13/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 14, 2019
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
3/14/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
3/15/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
3/18/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
3/19/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
3/19/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
3/21/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
3/21/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
3/22/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
3/25/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
3/28/2019
House
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
3/28/2019
House
First Reading
3/28/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
3/28/2019
House
Arrived in House
3/28/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 048-000-000
4/2/2019
House
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
4/9/2019
House
Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School
5/1/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School; 008-000-000
5/2/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
5/14/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
5/14/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
5/17/2019
House
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
5/17/2019
House
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
5/21/2019
House
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
5/22/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
5/22/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
5/22/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-001-002
5/22/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
5/22/2019
Senate
Passed Both Houses
6/20/2019
Senate
Sent to the Governor
8/9/2019
Senate
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0333
8/9/2019
Senate
Effective Date January 1, 2020
8/9/2019
Senate
Governor Approved

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