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 Bill Status of HB3691  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-SAVINGS PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Silvana Tabares - Emanuel Chris Welch - Robert W. Pritchard - Norine K. Hammond, Michelle Mussman, LaToya Greenwood, Theresa Mah, Juliana Stratton, Deb Conroy, Daniel J. Burke, Elizabeth Hernandez, Michael J. Zalewski, Litesa E. Wallace, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Linda Chapa LaVia, Cynthia Soto, Laura Fine, William Davis, La Shawn K. Ford, Sonya M. Harper, Christian L. Mitchell, Jay Hoffman, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Katie Stuart, Sam Yingling, Lou Lang, Will Guzzardi, John C. D'Amico, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Rita Mayfield, Kelly M. Cassidy, Anthony DeLuca, Michael D. Unes, Jerry Costello, II, Mark Batinick, Natalie A. Manley, André Thapedi, Ann M. Williams, Sara Feigenholtz, Justin Slaughter, Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Carol Sente

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Pat McGuire - Wm. Sam McCann - Bill Cunningham - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Don Harmon, Cristina Castro, Mattie Hunter, Heather A. Steans, Ira I. Silverstein, Jil Tracy, Terry Link, Antonio Muñoz, Omar Aquino, Linda Holmes, Melinda Bush, Iris Y. Martinez, Daniel Biss, Toi W. Hutchinson, Julie A. Morrison, Patricia Van Pelt, David Koehler, Donne E. Trotter and Emil Jones, III)

Hearings
Appropriations-Higher Education Committee Hearing May 30 2017 9:00AM Stratton Building Room C-1 Springfield, IL - Senate Committee Amendment 1


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/25/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
15 ILCS 505/16.8 new
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Treasurer Act. Creates the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program. Provides for the implementation of and requirements for the Program. Provides for the State Treasurer's duties under the Program. Provides that the State Treasurer may adopt any rules that may be necessary to implement the Program. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Defines terms.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Modifies a provision concerning Illinois birth records data being provided to the State Treasurer. Removes language concerning modifications to a Certificate of Live Birth Worksheet for the purpose of implementing the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Adds a new subsection to the bill as introduced. Provides that birth certificate data from the State Registrar of Vital Records shall only be used for the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program and shall not be used for any other purpose. Provides that the State Treasurer and any contractors working on the Program shall maintain strict confidentiality of data from Illinois birth records, and shall promptly provide written or electronic notice of any security breach to the Department of Public Health. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of data from Illinois birth records provided under the applicable provisions. Makes a conforming change.

 Fiscal Note (Office of the Treasurer)
 Based upon Illinois' current birth rate of 155,000 to 165,000 newborns per year, the annual cost for this program is expected to be $9-11 million per year. This includes approximately $8 million for the initial seed funding of $50 per account and an estimated $2 million for match funding. Additionally, the program would need between $250,000 and $500,000 in funds for administration and outreach, at a minimum.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of the Treasurer)
 Based upon Illinois' current birth rate of 155,000 to 165,000 newborns per year, the annual cost for this program is expected to be $9-11 million per year. This includes approximately $8 million for the initial seed funding of $50 per account and an estimated $2 million for match funding. Additionally, the program would need between $250,000 and $500,000 in funds for administration and outreach, at a minimum.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the State Treasurer (rather than the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program) shall begin implementation of the Higher Education Savings Program in 2018. Provides that the State Treasurer may establish a phased implementation and beneficiary enrollment timeline based on funding availability. Provides that upon implementation of the Program, the State Treasurer shall include information on savings rates and match savings rates in the State Treasurer's annual financial report to the Governor and General Assembly.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that if sufficient funds are available for every child born or adopted in Illinois to receive a seed deposit and annual match, the State Treasurer shall administer the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program Statewide by opening a custodial account for every child born or adopted in the State of Illinois. Provides that if sufficient funds are not available for every child born or adopted in Illinois to receive a seed deposit and annual match, the State Treasurer shall administer a separate program that allows participating communities to implement the Program locally. Modifies the provisions by which the State Treasurer shall establish custodial accounts under the Program. Specifies that if funds are available, a legal guardian of a specified child may apply to enroll that child in the Program as a beneficiary. Provides that the child, as an enrollee, may (rather than would) be eligible for match incentives under the Program. Removes language providing that if the State Treasurer does not secure adequate funds to implement the Program within the time frame set forth, Program implementation may be delayed while the State Treasurer makes good faith efforts to secure necessary funding. Provides that during periods when sufficient funds are not available to administer the Program Statewide, the State Treasurer shall administer a program that allows participating communities to implement the Program for participating beneficiaries. Provides that participating communities will be identified through an application process established by the State Treasurer. Provides that applicants may submit proposals to the State Treasurer for approval. Provides that approved plans must adhere to requirements of the College Savings Pool or any administrative rules adopted by the State Treasurer. Defines additional terms. Makes conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/17/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  2/21/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/1/2017HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  3/8/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/8/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/10/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/22/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  3/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  3/28/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  3/29/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/30/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Appropriations-Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/30/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Appropriations-Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/30/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Appropriations-Higher Education Committee; 012-002-000
  3/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/5/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  4/7/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/7/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/13/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/24/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 065-046-000
  4/24/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/25/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  4/25/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  4/25/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/25/2017SenateFirst Reading
  4/25/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  4/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  4/26/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/28/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/2/2017SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/9/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  5/9/2017SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  5/11/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/11/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/12/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/12/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  5/16/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/16/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 009-004-000
  5/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2017
  5/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/23/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/23/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
  5/24/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/25/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/25/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/25/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 034-018-001
  5/25/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/25/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/26/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/26/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee

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