Advocacy in Action (5/3/19)

By Alison Maley posted 05-06-2019 10:06

  

May 6, 2019

Contact Legislators Today

Several opportunities exist to contact your legislators and share your opposition to many of the pending bills listed in the latest . Please use the following links to share your views.

 

(Civics mandate, anger management classes, minimum teacher salary, mandated evaluation appeal process, mandated administration of medical cannabis to students, etc.)

 

 

(Mandates local appeals process for "unsatisfactory" teacher evaluation ratings.)

 

Spotlight on the Statehouse

ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE REPORT 101-15

LEGISLATURE BEGINS BUSY LAST MONTH OF SESSION

 

As was reported earlier this week in the and the IASA Capitol Watch, the Illinois State Senate approved a tax reform package Wednesday.

 

SJRCA 1 proposes to amend the Illinois Constitution to allow for graduated income tax rates.

 

SB 687 contains the graduated income tax rates that would be put in place if SJRCA 1 is approved by the voters.

 

SB 689 would repeal the estate tax that is currently imposed in Illinois.

 

SB 690 would, beginning in levy year 2022, place school districts in every county under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL).

 

While the tax package was attracting all of the attention in the Capitol, other legislative committees were considering bills that have moved over from the opposite chamber.

 

Both the Senate and House of Representatives will reconvene next Tuesday through Friday.

 

Read the full for bills that advanced out of committees in the past week, and others to be considered in the coming week.

 

 

TAKE ACTION ON BILLS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK

 

requires school districts contracting with a third party for drivers education, that the district administrator evaluate and observe the instructor.

 

requires every public elementary school to include in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum at least one semester of civics education.

 

creates several onerous and costly mandates for school districts involving the delivery of services and accommodations, requirements that conflict with existing state and federal law, and creates a new legal standard for a school’s response to a student's status as a parent, an expectant parent, or victim of gender-based violence. ( to contact your House member and submit a witness slip .)

 

provides that a school district, public school, charter school, or nonpublic school must allow a school nurse or school administrator to administer a medical cannabis infused product to a student.

 

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Springfield, IL 62703

 

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