A new law sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the School Safety Drill Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB424 on Jan. 17, when Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the School Safety Drill Act" and "make a technical change in a section concerning the short title".
After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on April 4, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 26. 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 HB424.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Executive Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Moved to Suspend Rule 21 Rep. Gregory Harris
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Re-assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; by Voice Vote
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 019-000-000
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 095-015-000
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
Do Pass Education; 013-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
Third Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
Effective Date January 1, 2020
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0124