100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
Introduced , by Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. In a Section
concerning a police officer or fire officer survivor grant, provides that,
with respect to disabled police and fire officers, natural children need
not be born before the disability occurred in order to receive the grant.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
amended by changing Section 55 as follows:
(110 ILCS 947/55)
Police officer or fire officer survivor grant.
Grants shall be
provided for any spouse, natural child, legally
adopted child, or child in
the legal custody of police officers
and fire officers who are killed or who become a person with a
permanent disability with 90% to 100% disability in the line of
duty while employed by, or
in the voluntary service of, this
State or any local public entity in this
need not be Illinois residents at the time of enrollment
order to receive this grant.
With respect to disabled police
and fire officers, natural children need not be born before the
disability occurred in order to receive this grant.
Beneficiaries are entitled to 8 semesters or
12 quarters of
full payment of tuition and mandatory fees at any
State-sponsored Illinois institution of higher learning for
either full or
part-time study, or the equivalent of 8
semesters or 12 quarters of payment
fees at the rate established by the Commission for private