Bill Text: IL HB2177 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides that, upon request, the school board of a school district that maintains grades 10 through 12 may posthumously award a diploma to any service member who was killed in action while performing active military duty in the armed forces of the United States if he or she: (1) resided in an area currently within the district; (2) left high school before graduating to serve in the armed forces of the United States; and (3) did not receive a high school diploma. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-19 - Sent to the Governor [HB2177 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2177-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
522-27 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/22-27)
7 Sec. 22-27. World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam
8Conflict veterans; service member killed in action; diplomas.
9 (a) Upon request, the school board of any district that
10maintains grades 10 through 12 may award a diploma to any
11honorably discharged veteran who:
12 (1) served in the armed forces of the United States
13 during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam
14 Conflict;
15 (2) resided within an area currently within the
16 district;
17 (3) left high school before graduating in order to
18 serve in the armed forces of the United States; and
19 (4) has not received a high school diploma.
20 (a-5) Upon request, the school board of a school district
21that maintains grades 10 through 12 may posthumously award a
22diploma to any service member who was killed in action while
23performing active military duty with the armed forces of the

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1United States if all of the following criteria have been met:
2 (1) He or she resided in an area currently within the
3 district.
4 (2) He or she left high school before graduating to
5 serve in the armed forces of the United States.
6 (3) He or she did not receive a high school diploma.
7 (b) The State Board of Education and the Department of
8Veterans' Affairs may issue rules consistent with the
9provisions of this Section that are necessary to implement this
10Section.
11(Source: P.A. 96-88, eff. 7-27-09.)
12 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.
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