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Key Votes

2014 Illinois K-12 Education Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 29, 2014 IL HB 5707 Amends Bullying Prevention Measures in the School Code Concurrence Vote Passed - House (75 - 40)
May 27, 2014 IL SB 16 Amends Formula for School Funding Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 19)
May 23, 2014 IL HB 5707 Amends Bullying Prevention Measures in the School Code Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 18)
May 15, 2014 IL HB 6021 2014-2015 Education Budget Bill Passed - House (61 - 55)
April 7, 2014 IL HR 895 Encourages Investigative Hearings about the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Resolution Passed - House (55 - 51)

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