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 Bill Status of HB1876  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  UNIV-TECH ENTREPRENEUR CENTERS

House Sponsors
Rep. Tom Cross - Mike Fortner - Jil Tracy - Daniel V. Beiser - Dwight Kay, Franco Coladipietro and Michael G. Connelly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Linda Holmes - Matt Murphy and Ira I. Silverstein)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/25/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0196

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the University Technology Entrepreneur Center Act. Authorizes the board of trustees of each public university in this State to create a technology entrepreneur center for each campus of the university. Requires a center to provide material and personal infrastructure to selected innovators who possess an inventive concept that has not yet been offered for sale in the private-sector market, with the goal being to develop a concept to the point where it can become a business venture. Provides that a center may offer mentors, workshops, contacts with potential private-sector investors, and a structured course or courses of work-study to bring an innovation from conception to market. Provides that the work-study program, if offered, may offer business instruction, engineering instruction, or a structured combination of both forms of knowledge.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Changes the short title of the Act to the Higher Education Technology Entrepreneur Center Act. Provides that the board of trustees of each public university and community college district in this State (instead of just each public university) is authorized to create a technology entrepreneur center for each campus of the university or for each community college (instead of just for each campus of the university).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Cross
  2/16/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/1/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/1/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  3/2/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 011-000-000
  3/3/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/3/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Tom Cross
  3/3/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  3/8/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2011HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 011-000-000
  3/17/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  3/30/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  3/31/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/31/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2011
  4/4/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/6/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Matt Murphy
  4/7/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/7/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  5/5/2011SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 008-000-000
  5/5/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2011
  5/6/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/6/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 10, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/12/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/12/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/10/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  7/25/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  7/25/2011HouseEffective Date January 1, 2012
  7/25/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0196

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