Friday, April 20, 2018

Alliance Legislative Report 100-64

As the legislature worked steadily this week in the Capitol through the hundreds of superfluous bills and issues that lay before it, attention was being paid to some of the significant matters regarding public education. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate worked through the week, with both chambers returning next week to meet Monday through Friday.

Next Friday, April 27, is the deadline to have substantive bills considered on the floor of their respective chambers.

An Alliance initiative addressing the problem of school districts being penalized for the under levy of property taxes under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL), HB 4958 (McDermed, R-Frankfort), was discussed in a House Revenue subcommittee. Though no vote was taken, it was a step in educating legislators about the issue. Two board members from Naperville CUSD 203 testified on behalf of the Alliance.

To keep up with the latest on legislative issues, please refer to past Alliance Legislative Reports and our library of legislative videos.

Click here to read the complete Alliance Legislative Report 100-64, including more on legislative response to the teacher shortage, school safety, student data privacy, and mandates. Also read the bill and committee action from the past week and look ahead to bills scheduled for committee next week.