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October 3, 2007

Senate Bill 641: Mandatory Vision Inspection

Sponsor:
Senator Deanna Demuzio

Summary:
Amends the School Code. Provides that a vision examination must be included as a part of the health examination required within one year prior to entering kindergarten or the 1st grade, whichever grade the child first enters, of any public, private, or parochial elementary school. Makes related changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective January 1, 2008.

Status:

2/8/2007(Senate) First Reading
2/8/2007(Senate) Referred to Rules Committee
2/21/2007(Senate) Assigned to Education Committee
3/7/2007(Senate) Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
3/8/2007(Senate) Do pass as amended adopted by Education Committee
3/8/2007(Senate) Placed on Calendar Order of second Reading, March 13, 2007
3/13/2007(Senate) Second Reading
3/15/2007(Senate) Third Reading—Passed; 56-0
3/15/2007(House) Arrived in House
3/15/2007(House) First Reading
3/15/2007(House) Referred to Rules Committee
3/15/2007(House) Referred to Rules Committee
4/30/2007(House) Assigned to Elementary — Secondary Education Committee
5/8/2007(House) Do Pass as Amended—Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education Committee; 21-0
5/9/2007(House) Placed on Calendar, Second Reading—Short Debate
5/9/2007(House) Placed on Calendar, Second Reading—Short Debate
5/24/2007(House) Second Reading—Short Debate
5/24/2007(House) Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
5/24/2007(House) Placed on Calendar Order of Third Reading—Short Debate
5/29/2007(House) Third Reading—Short Debate, Passed 116-0
5/29/2007(House) Third Reading—Short Debate, Passed 116-0
5/31/2007(Senate) House Amendment No. 1, Senate Concurs 59-0
5/31/2007Passed Both Houses
6/29/2007Sent to the Governor
8/28/2007Governor Amendatory Veto
10/2/2007(Senate) Placed on Calendar Amendatory Veto, October 2, 2007
10/2/2007(Senate) Motion Filed, Override Amendatory Veto Sen. Deanna Demuzio
10/2/2007(Senate) 3/5 Vote Required
10/2/2007(Senate) Override Amendatory Veto—Senate Passed 53-0

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA is opposed to this bill.

Action Requested:
No action requested at this time.

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