Bill Sponsors: IL HB5596 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must accurately portray the diversity of our society, including the role and contributions of people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act, and must be non-discriminatory as to certain characteristics under the Act. Provides that the teaching of history of the United States in public schools shall include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State. Requires every public elementary school and high school to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction studying the significant role of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in society. Specifies instruction requirements. Requires the regional superintendent of schools to monitor a school district's compliance with the curriculum requirements. Effective July 1, 2019.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-1)

Status: (Failed) 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die [HB5596 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Representative Anna Moeller [D]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-043FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Juliana Stratton [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-005FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Arthur Turner [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-009FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Jonathan Carroll [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-057FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Sam Yingling [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-062FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Will Guzzardi [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-039FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Sara Feigenholtz [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-012FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Steven Andersson [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-065FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Ann Williams [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-011FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Theresa Mah [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-002FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Deborah Conroy [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-046FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Robert Martwick [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-019FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Jaime Andrade [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-040FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Elizabeth Hernandez [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-024FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Silvana Tabares [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-021FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
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