May 14, 2009

House Bill 16: Kindergarten Attendance

Representative Mary E. Flowers

Amends the School Code. Allows children who have attended preschool and will attain the age of 5 years on or before December 1 of the year of the 2009–2010 school term and each school term thereafter to attend school upon commencement of such term (now, a child must attain age 5 on or before September 1). Makes related changes. Effective July 1, 2009.


1/2/2009(House) Prefiled
1/14/2009(House) First Reading
1/14/2009(House) Referred to Rules Committee
2/4/2009(House) Added chief co-sponsor Representative Lashawn K. Ford
2/4/2009(House) Assigned to Elementary and Secondary Education Committee
3/11/2009(House) Do pass as amended; short debate Elementary and Secondary Education Committee; 12-4
3/12/2009(House) Placed on Calendar for second reading, short debate
3/17/2009(House) Second Reading; Short Debate
3/17/2009(House) Placed on Calendar Order of Third Reading; Short Debate
3/25/2009(House) Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
3/25/2009(House) Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
3/25/2009(House) Third Reading; Short Debate; Passed 94-22-0
3/26/2009(Senate) Arrive in Senate
3/26/2009(Senate) Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading March 30, 2009
3/27/2009(Senate) Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
3/27/2009(Senate) Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
3/30/2009(Senate) First Reading
3/30/2009(Senate) First Reading
3/30/2009(Senate) Referred to Assignments
4/29/2009(Senate) Assigned to Education
4/29/2009(Senate) Held in Education
5/8/2009(Senate) Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
4/21/2010(Senate) Second Reading
4/27/2010(Senate) Third Reading—Passed
5/4/2010Passed Both Houses
5/13/2010Sent to the Governor
5/17/2010Governor Approved
5/17/2010Effective Date July 1, 2010

Education Hearing May 5 2009 4:00PM Capitol 409 Springfield

Elementary and Secondary Education Committee Hearing, March, 11, 2009, 8 a.m. in the Capitol Building, Room 114, Springfield, IL

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

Action Requested:
None requested at this time.

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