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 Bill Status of HB0166  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-GREEN JOBS & TECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Dave Winters - Mike Fortner

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael W. Frerichs - Christine J. Johnson, Ira I. Silverstein and Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0241

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the University Green Jobs and Technology Act. Provides that the Board of Higher Education shall require that green jobs certificate and degree programs offered by each State university be uniformly named. Requires the Board to annually publicize on its Internet website information concerning efforts made by State universities to promote the green technology industry. Requires each State university to develop agreements to share equipment required for students participating in green jobs certificate or degree programs or enrolled in a course of study concerning green jobs. Requires the Board to annually prepare and publish on its Internet website a list of every green jobs course and green jobs certificate and degree program offered by State universities and an inventory of green jobs-related equipment used by these universities. Provides that representatives from each State university, in conjunction with research centers affiliated with these universities that focus on clean or sustainable energy and that are located within the same geographic regions, shall meet annually to develop collaborative efforts with regard to the green technology industry. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Higher Education Green Jobs and Technology Act. Provides that representatives from each State university and community college, in conjunction with research centers affiliated with these institutions that focus on clean or sustainable energy and that are located within the same geographic regions, may meet annually to develop collaborative efforts with regard to the green technology industry. Requires the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board to annually publicize on their Internet websites information concerning efforts made by State universities and community colleges to promote the green technology industry, including the development of new academic degree and certificate programs, courses of instruction, and initiatives made by these State universities and community colleges to align green jobs programs with employer needs. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dave Winters
  1/18/2011HouseFirst Reading
  1/18/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2011HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  2/22/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Dave Winters
  2/22/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  2/24/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/24/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 011-000-000
  2/24/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/9/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/9/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 10, 2011
  3/23/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  3/29/2011SenateFirst Reading
  3/29/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/29/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine J. Johnson
  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
  5/12/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/12/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/12/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/10/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/4/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/4/2011HouseEffective Date August 4, 2011
  8/4/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0241

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