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 Bill Status of HB0456  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  PUBLIC UNIVERSITY GRANT PROG

House Sponsors
Rep. LaToya Greenwood - Mary E. Flowers - Emanuel Chris Welch - Arthur Turner - Jehan Gordon-Booth, Katie Stuart, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Jay Hoffman, Michael Halpin, Sonya M. Harper, Justin Slaughter, Camille Y. Lilly, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., La Shawn K. Ford, Thaddeus Jones, Natalie A. Manley, Rita Mayfield, Linda Chapa LaVia, Kathleen Willis, André Thapedi, William Davis, Will Guzzardi, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Theresa Mah, Sam Yingling, Al Riley, Juliana Stratton, Gregory Harris, Christian L. Mitchell and Litesa E. Wallace

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 947/65.95 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award grants to students in financial need whose household income is less than the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and who are enrolled for at least 15 credit hours in a public university. Provides that the Commission shall receive funding for the grants through appropriations, with each grant awarded being in an amount sufficient to pay the cost of attendance at the university in which the student is enrolled for 2 semesters of enrollment within an academic year. Defines "cost of attendance" to mean the tuition and fee, room and board, and book and supply costs related to a student's attendance at a public university.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Student Assistance Commission)
 The cost to implement HB 456 would vary based on the number of students who take advantage of the program, the availability of other financial aid programs (namely, the MAP grant), and the cost of attendance at Illinois public universities. Assuming that MAP grants continue to be funded, it would cost approximately $300 million during the first year to fully fund the new grants under HB 456 for the estimated 19,900 students who currently meet the bill's enrollment and income requirements. The cost in future years would increase as additional students changed their behavior to qualify for the grant (e.g. by enrolling full-time rather than part-time or by transferring from other sectors to public universities). Depending on how many students took advantage of the program and were accepted by public universities, annual costs in future years could reach $800 million or more. If the MAP grant were not funded, the Year One costs of HB 456 would be approximately $380 million; future annual costs would be expected to grow to about $1 billion as students changed their behavior to qualify. Since HB 456 requires the grant to be "in an amount sufficient to pay the cost of attendance," future costs would also grow as public university tuition and fees, room and board, and book and supply costs increased.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the award of grants each year is subject to appropriation. Provides that if, in any fiscal year, the amount appropriated for grants is less than the amount determined necessary to cover the cost of attendance for all eligible applicants, then the grants shall be proportionately reduced accordingly.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/17/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/17/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/2/2017HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  2/8/2017HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/10/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/10/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/22/2017HouseDo Pass / Standard Debate Higher Education Committee; 010-008-000
  3/23/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/23/2017HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/27/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/26/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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