PEORIA — Teachers under investigation for abuse won't be able to confront their student accusers under a new state law sponsored by state Sen. Chuck Weaver and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The measure, designed to remove an out-of-date section of statute that conflicts with current practices and state law, changes the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Teachers facing investigations will be permitted to review the investigation summary and meet with an administrator who isn't involved in the investigation. The bill, House Bill 3615, passed the Legislature unanimously.
The Peoria Republican also passed a measure that Rauner signed that updates the state's real estate education system for continuing education training agents go through. House Bill 3528 was also unanimous.
"This is all part of my continued effort to streamline and modernize government, and to make it more efficient and accountable to everyone who calls Illinois home," Weaver said in a prepared statement.