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Legislative Committee

Statement of Purpose

The IAASE Legislative Committee will promote the identification and development of the State of Illinois legislation beneficial to the education of all students. The Legislative Committee will actively involve membership to maximize advocacy.

Function and Tasks of the Legislative Committee


  • The Legislative Committee will identify, research and report to the Executive Board on State issues, law and pending legislation that are current in importance to the education of students and the implementation by IAASE membership.

  • The Legislative Committee will monitor activities of ISBE and other State of Illinois departments, agencies or organizations that have a role in the development of legislation, regulation, and policy statements which directly or indirectly impact programs and services for individuals with disabilities.

  • The Legislative Committee will develop documents, position papers and testimony for public hearings or State proceedings regarding, proposed legislation whereby the interests and the position of IAASE can be made known.

  • The Legislative Committee will prepare information and materials which can be disseminated to the membership via varied methods including, the IAASE newsletter, website, email bulletins and Executive Board to maximizing IAASE Member advocacy.

  • The Legislative Committee will develop an annual legislative platform for the Executive Board review and action.

  • The Legislative Committee will monitor legislation through the IAASE Lobbyist and provide information to the Executive Board.

  • The Legislative Committee will provide information and remain in contact with the IAASE President for legislation requiring immediate action and decision-making.


Legislative Committee Chairperson(s)

Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Judy Hackett
  • Melissa Taylor


  • The IAASE President will recommend the approval of the Legislative Committee Chairperson(s) from a membership list of current Members.

  • Terms of the Legislative Committee Chairperson(s) shall be for two (2) years and their appointment aligned with the term and recommendation of each new IAASE President. Chairperson(s) may be reappointed for successive two (2) year terms. Chairperson(s) who leave the position prior to the end of the two (2) years shall be replaced to fulfill the remaining portion of the two (2) year term.

  • The Legislative Committee Chairperson(s) shall be a voting Member(s) of the IAASE Executive Board

  • The Legislative Committee Chairperson(s) will appoint Members in good standing to participate on the Committee. The Committee Chairperson(s) may add Members at any time and the term will be consistent with the term of each IAASE President.


Legislative Committee Members

Jacalyn Bailey-Moss Jon Malone Christine Putlak (Member-at-Large)
Holly Colin Dr. Dawn Michaud Lisa Shulman
Sarah Epplin Jan Pearcy Dr. Tim Thomas
Scott Hogan    
     
Shannon Miller Bellini and the IAASE Elected Officers, as well as Attorney Teri Engler also serve as part of the IAASE Legislative Committee


  • The Legislative Committee Members will consist of a minimum of ten (10) Members.

  • The Legislative Committee Members will be selected based on the diversity of the IAASE membership including, the IAASE regions, experience, gender and racial background.

  • The Member-at-Large will serve on the Legislative Committee

  • The Legislative Committee Members terms shall be for two (2) years and their appointment aligned with the term of each new IAASE President. The Legislative Committee Members may be reappointed to successive two (2) year terms. The Committee Members who leave the position prior to the end of a two (2) year term shall be replaced to fulfill the remaining portion of the term.


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ACTION

Revised 10/23/18