Saturday, May 25, 2013

A One-Year Moratorium on Charter and Virtual Schools Passed in Illinois

Bill Status of HB0494 98th General Assembly

Short Description:  EDUCATION-TECH

House Sponsors
Linda Chapa LaVia - Sandra M. Pihos - Renée Kosel, Jil Tracy, Robert W. Pritchard, Bill Mitchell, Kay Hatcher, Fred Crespo, JoAnn D. Osmond, Emily McAsey and Jehan A. Gordon-Booth

Senate Sponsors
Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Linda Holmes - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Sue Rezin and Michael Connelly)

Last Action

Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0016

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
from Ch. 122, par. 32-1.3

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning special charter districts.

House Floor Amendment No. 2

Deletes reference to:

Adds reference to:

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Provides that, from April 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014, there is a moratorium on the establishment of charter schools with virtual-schooling components in school districts other than the Chicago school district. Provides that this moratorium does not apply to a charter school with virtual-schooling components existing or approved prior to April 1, 2013 or to the renewal of the charter of a charter school with virtual-schooling components already approved prior to April 1, 2013. Provides that on or before March 1, 2014, the State Charter School Commission shall submit to the General Assembly a report on the effect of virtual-schooling; sets forth what the report must include. Effective immediately.

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