ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE REPORT 101-15
LEGISLATURE BEGINS BUSY LAST MONTH OF SESSION
As was reported earlier this week in the IASB Legislative Alert 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 Alliance Legislative Report 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
HB 247 (Carroll, D-Northbrook) requires school districts contracting with a third party for drivers education, that the district administrator evaluate and observe the instructor. Submit a witness slip in opposition here.
HB 2265 (Lilly, D-Oak Park) requires every public elementary school to include in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum at least one semester of civics education. Submit a witness slip in opposition here.
SB 449 (Lightford) 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. (Click here to contact your House member and submit a witness slip here.)
SB 455 (Castro, D-Elgin) 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. Submit a witness slip in opposition here.