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 Bill Status of SB2245  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  PUBLIC UNIV-ENROLLMENT-VETERAN

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dale A. Righter - Dan Kotowski - Melinda Bush, Chapin Rose and Julie A. Morrison

House Sponsors
(Rep. Katherine Cloonen - Brad E. Halbrook - David R. Leitch - Robert Rita, Martin J. Moylan, Michelle Mussman and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/12/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0316

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 305/85 new
110 ILCS 520/70 new
110 ILCS 660/5-180 new
110 ILCS 665/10-180 new
110 ILCS 670/15-180 new
110 ILCS 675/20-185 new
110 ILCS 680/25-180 new
110 ILCS 685/30-190 new
110 ILCS 690/35-185 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Provides that the governing board of each public university shall, with respect to each campus of the university that administers a priority registration system, grant the same priority in that system as graduate students receive to a service member or veteran who is a resident of this State for any academic term attended for 4 academic years, which he or she shall use within 15 years after leaving military service. Provides that a former service member who received a dishonorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge is not eligible for priority registration. Provides that the priority registration shall apply to registration for all degree and certificate programs offered by the university after the military or veteran status of the student has been verified by the university.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
110 ILCS 805/3-29.10 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois and the Public Community College Act. Requires that the governing board of each public university and community college give the earliest possible enrollment opportunity that the institution offers to a service member or veteran who is a resident of this State. Provides that a former service member who received a dishonorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge is not eligible for this priority enrollment. Provides that this priority enrollment shall apply to enrollment for all degree and certificate programs offered by the institution after the military or veteran status of the student has been verified by the institution.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1, with the following changes. In the definition of "service member", provides that the service member must be eligible to receive military educational benefits. Removes language that provides that a former service member who received a dishonorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge is not eligible for priority enrollment. Provides that the priority enrollment shall apply to enrollment after the student's eligibility to receive benefits (instead of after the military or veteran status of the student) has been verified by the institution.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2013SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/8/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/8/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/13/2013SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/14/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  3/19/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/19/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 012-000-000
  3/19/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2013
  3/20/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  3/21/2013SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2013
  4/1/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  4/11/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/11/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  4/11/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/11/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/16/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 011-000-000
  4/17/2013SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Righter
  4/17/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 18, 2013
  4/18/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/18/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  4/29/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/29/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/29/2013HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  4/30/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad E. Halbrook
  5/8/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 012-000-000
  5/9/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/13/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/16/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  5/16/2013HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. David R. Leitch
  5/16/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/21/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  5/21/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/21/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  8/12/2013SenateGovernor Approved
  8/12/2013SenateEffective Date January 1, 2014
  8/12/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0316

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