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 Bill Status of HB1316  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  EDUCATION-TECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang - Christian L. Mitchell - Will Guzzardi - Emanuel Chris Welch, Sara Feigenholtz, Linda Chapa LaVia, Mary E. Flowers, LaToya Greenwood, Anna Moeller, Kathleen Willis, Cynthia Soto, Rita Mayfield, Thaddeus Jones, Brian W. Stewart, Natalie A. Manley, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Carol Ammons and Litesa E. Wallace

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pat McGuire )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/30/2017SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
115 ILCS 5/15from Ch. 48, par. 1715


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning unfair labor practice procedures.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
115 ILCS 5/15
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new
30 ILCS 105/5.879 new
30 ILCS 105/5.880 new
30 ILCS 105/5.881 new
110 ILCS 205/9.36 new
110 ILCS 947/23 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board of Higher Education to establish and administer, subject to appropriation, an Illinois Excellence Program to incentivize the recruitment and retention of promising faculty throughout the Illinois system of higher education. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to implement and administer a program beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year to award College Affordability grants to certain Illinois residents who have graduated from an approved high school with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and are seeking a degree from a public institution of higher education. Sets forth the grant amount. Sets forth the terms and conditions of the program, including requiring a 2-year residency obligation following termination of the academic program and requiring students awarded grants under the program to participate in a student loan counseling program through the Commission. Requires the Commission to implement and administer a program in which the Commission shall award work-study stipends to applicants who are grant recipients and who agree to work for 5 to 15 hours per week as peer mentors or tutors for other grant recipients. Requires the Commission to implement and administer a program in which the Commission shall buy-out the private student loans of any eligible participants. Sets forth eligibility requirements. Amends the State Finance Act to create the College Affordability Fund, Work-Study Fund, College Affordability Purchasing Fund, and Illinois Excellence Fund as special funds in the State treasury. Effective July 1, 2018, but provisions concerning the College Affordability grants are effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Student Assistance Commission)
 This fiscal note discusses the three programs that would be administered by ISAC: (1) COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY GRANT: An estimated 100,000 students would immediately qualify for the College Affordability Grant program. If MAP and Pell grant funding is held constant, approximately $300 million would be required to fully fund the new program in the first year (FY19}. This cost would be expected to grow in subsequent years as additional students qualified for the grant; based on the current capacity of public institutions, these costs could rise to $400 million annually; (2) Given the terms of the grant and their potential to convert to loans, the program could entail substantial start-up and on-going operational costs. ISAC preliminarily estimates that if the grant/loan program itself were fully funded, additional operational costs could total over $10 million annually, particularly because the program requires tracking recipients from the time the grant is made until at least two years after graduation. In the case of recipients who enter repayment, the agency would be required to collect from them for at least a decade and longer in some cases, since some recipients will be unable to pay back the grants over 10 years; (3) WORK-STUDY: Each participant in the work-study program would be permitted to work 5-15 hours/week, or 150-450 hours in the average academic year. At the Illinois minimum wage of $8.25 an hour, each recipient would need to be allocated a minimum of $1,237.50 - $3,712.50 annually. To double current work-study opportunities (the intent described by one bill sponsor} about 11,000 work­ study recipients would be served at a cost of about $18.1million annually; (4) PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN PURCHASING: Appropriators could allocate any amount to this program; ISAC estimates that Illinois public university graduates from the last ten years with GPAs at or above 3.0 may hold approximately $500 million in private loan debt. The fiscal impact of this program would include both the amount needed to purchase the loans and the start-up and on-going operational costs to administer the new loan program. Even a relatively small pilot program would have to be run for more than 10 years. If $50 million in outstanding private loans were to be purchased, ISAC estimates additional funding needs of approximately $780,000 in the first year and a total of about $6 million over the 10-year life of the new loans to cover program costs. Those include the one-time cost of originating the new loans, plus the on-going costs of servicing, reporting, monitoring, collection of delinquent loans, etc. In addition, some portion of the loans that become delinquent will ultimately be written off as uncollectible.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Illinois Student Assistance Commission)
 This fiscal note discusses the three programs that would be administered by ISAC: (1) COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY GRANT: An estimated 100,000 students would immediately qualify for the College Affordability Grant program. If MAP and Pell grant funding is held constant, approximately $300 million would be required to fully fund the new program in the first year (FY19}. This cost would be expected to grow in subsequent years as additional students qualified for the grant; based on the current capacity of public institutions, these costs could rise to $400 million annually; (2) Given the terms of the grant and their potential to convert to loans, the program could entail substantial start-up and on-going operational costs. ISAC preliminarily estimates that if the grant/loan program itself were fully funded, additional operational costs could total over $10 million annually, particularly because the program requires tracking recipients from the time the grant is made until at least two years after graduation. In the case of recipients who enter repayment, the agency would be required to collect from them for at least a decade and longer in some cases, since some recipients will be unable to pay back the grants over 10 years; (3) WORK-STUDY: Each participant in the work-study program would be permitted to work 5-15 hours/week, or 150-450 hours in the average academic year. At the Illinois minimum wage of $8.25 an hour, each recipient would need to be allocated a minimum of $1,237.50 - $3,712.50 annually. To double current work-study opportunities (the intent described by one bill sponsor} about 11,000 work­ study recipients would be served at a cost of about $18.1 million annually; (4) PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN PURCHASING: Appropriators could allocate any amount to this program; ISAC estimates that Illinois public university graduates from the last ten years with GPAs at or above 3.0 may hold approximately $500 million in private loan debt. The fiscal impact of this program would include both the amount needed to purchase the loans and the start-up and on-going operational costs to administer the new loan program. Even a relatively small pilot program would have to be run for more than 10 years. If $50 million in outstanding private loans were to be purchased, ISAC estimates additional funding needs of approximately $780,000 in the first year and a total of about $6 million over the 10-year life of the new loans to cover program costs. Those include the one-time cost of originating the new loans, plus the on-going costs of servicing, reporting, monitoring, collection of delinquent loans, etc. In addition, some portion of the loans that become delinquent will ultimately be written off as uncollectible.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/31/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
  1/31/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2017HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/29/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 011-000-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate **
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate **
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/15/2017HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Lou Lang
  5/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  5/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/15/2017HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/15/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/15/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/23/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  5/23/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  5/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 011-007-000
  5/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/26/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/26/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  5/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/29/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 065-050-000
  5/29/2017HouseVerified
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/30/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/30/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/30/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/30/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/30/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/30/2017SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Pat McGuire

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