CLOCC Watch List for Illinois Legislation

This page will serve as the rally point for CLOCC partners and the childhood obesity-prevention community to learn about new and pending legislation with the potential to impact the health and well-being of Illinois’ children. The State of Illinois’ 100th General Assembly will extend to May 31st. During that time, this page will be updated with bill descriptions, resources and calls for action. 

2017 Bill Monitoring: Updated February 10, 2017 

  • SB 13 – “Mandate relief” for schools, including P.E., would reduce the physical education mandate to 3 days a week and provide more ways for high school students to be excused from PE. Use this action alert to write to your legislators asking them not to weaken the daily PE requirement. Please feel free to share the action alert widely (also seen below) or send your own alert out to your networks.
  • HB 440 – Would eliminate daily P.E. requirement. This bill was set for hearing on Thursday, February 10 at 10:30am. Please visit back for updates. 

*Witness Slips

When a bill is reviewed in committee, the State provides Illinois citizens with an opportunity to record their support or opposition to the legislation using an online form called a witness slip. This has been a valuable tactic for grassroots and community organizations to rally support from around the State and make their voice heard in Springfield.