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90_SB0529ham002 LRB9002425THmbam01 1 AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 529 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend Senate Bill 529, AS AMENDED, 3 with reference to the page and line numbers of House 4 Amendment No. 1, on page 7, by inserting below line 20 the 5 following: 6 "Section 70. The Public Community College Act is amended 7 by changing Section 2-16.02 as follows: 8 (110 ILCS 805/2-16.02) (from Ch. 122, par. 102-16.02) 9 Sec. 2-16.02. Any community college district that 10 maintains a community college recognized by the State Board 11 shall receive, when eligible, grants enumerated in this 12 Section. Funded semester credit hours or other measures as 13 specified by the State Board shall be used to distribute 14 grants to community colleges.
Except for equalization grants,15 retirees health insurance grants, grants to districts16 established pursuant to Section 6-6.1, and grants for special17 initiatives, all grants specified in this Section shall be18 based on funded semester credit hours.Funded semester 19 credit hours shall be defined, for purposes of this Section, 20 as the greater of (1) the number of semester credit hours, or 21 equivalent, in all funded instructional categories of 22 students who have been certified as being in attendance at -2- LRB9002425THmbam01 1 midterm during the respective terms of the base fiscal year 2 or (2) the average of semester credit hours, or equivalent, 3 in all funded instructional categories of students who have 4 been certified as being in attendance at midterm during the 5 respective terms of the base fiscal year and the 2 prior 6 fiscal years. For purposes of this Section, "base fiscal 7 year" means the fiscal year 2 years prior to the fiscal year 8 for which the grants are appropriated. Such students shall 9 have been residents of Illinois and shall have been enrolled 10 in courses that are part of instructional program categories 11 approved by the State Board and that are applicable toward an 12 associate degree or certificate. Courses are not eligible 13 for reimbursement where the district receives federal or 14 State financing or both, except financing through the State 15 Board, for 50% or more of the program costs with the 16 exception of courses offered by contract with the Department 17 of Corrections in correctional institutions. After18 distributing a grant of up to one-tenth of 1% of the total19 available credit hour grant funding to each district with20 less than 75,000 funded semester credit hours exclusive of21 Department of Corrections credit hours, the remainingCredit 22 hour grants shall be paid based on rates per funded semester 23 credit hour or equivalent calculated by the State Board for 24 funded instructional categories using cost of instruction, 25 enrollment, inflation, and other relevant factors. Small 26 district grants, in an amount to be determined by the State 27 Board, shall be made to each district with less than 75,000 28 funded semester credit hours, exclusive of Department of 29 Corrections credit hours. 30 Grants forEqualization grants shall be distributed to31 each district that falls below a statewide threshold32 calculated by the State Board by determining a local revenue 33 factor for each district by: (A) adding (1) each district's 34 theCorporate Personal Property Replacement Fund allocations -3- LRB9002425THmbam01 1 from the base fiscal year or the average of the base fiscal 2 year and prior year, whichever is less, divided by the 3 applicable statewide average tax rate to (2) the district's 4 most recently audited year's equalized assessed valuation or 5 the average of the most recently audited year and prior year, 6 whichever is less, (B) then dividing by the district's number7 ofaudited full-time equivalent resident students for the 8 base fiscal year or the average for the base fiscal year and 9 the 2 prior fiscal years, whichever is greater, and (C) then 10 multiplying by the applicable statewide average tax rate. 11 The State Board shall calculate a statewide weighted average 12 threshold by applying usethe same methodology to the totals 13 of all districts' Corporate Personal Property Tax Replacement 14 Fund allocations, equalized assessed valuations, and audited 15 full-time equivalent district resident students and 16 multiplying by the applicable statewide average tax rate 17 calculate a local revenue factor for each district. The 18 difference between the statewide weighted average threshold 19 and the local revenue factor, multiplied by the number of 20 full-time equivalent resident students, shall determine the 21 amount of equalization funding that each district is eligible 22 to receive. A percentage factor, as determined by the State 23 Board, may be applied to the statewide threshold as a method 24 for allocating equalization funding. A minimum equalization 25 grant of an amount per district as determined by the State 26 Board shall be established for any community college district 27 which qualifies for an equalization grant based upon the 28 preceding criteria, but becomes ineligible for equalization 29 funding, or would have received a grant of less than the 30 minimum equalization grant, due to threshold prorations 31 applied to reduce equalization funding. As of July 1, 1997, 32 community college districts must maintain a minimum required 33 in-district tuition rate per semester credit hour as 34 determined by the State Board. For each fiscal year between -4- LRB9002425THmbam01 1 July 1, 1997 and June 30, 2001, districts not meeting the 2 minimum required rate will be subject to a percent reduction 3 of equalization funding as determined by the State Board. As 4 of July 1, 2001, districts must meet the required minimum 5 in-district tuition rate to qualify for equalization funding. 6 A special populations grant of a base amount as 7 determined by the State Board $20,000 per community college8 shall be distributed to each community college district. , and9 Any remaining appropriated funds for special populations 10 purposes shall be distributed based on factors as determined 11 by the State Board programs with the exception of moneys12 appropriated as grants for unique special populations13 initiatives created by the State Board shall be distributed14 proportionately to each community college district on the15 basis of each district's share of the State total funded16 semester credit hours, or equivalent, in17 remedial/developmental and adult basic education/adult18 secondary education courses. Each community college 19 district's expenditures of funds from those grants shall be 20 limited to courses and services related to programs for 21 educationally disadvantaged and minority students as 22 specified by the State Board. 23 A workforce preparation grant of a base grant amount as 24 determined by the State Board $35,000shall be distributed to 25 each community college district. , andAny remaining 26 appropriated funds for workforce preparation programs with27 the exception of monies appropriated as grants for special28 workforce preparation initiatives created by the State Board29 shall be distributed based on factors as determined by the 30 State Board proportionately to each community college31 district on the basis of each district's share of the State32 total funded semester credit hours, or equivalent, in33 business occupational, technical occupational, and health34 occupational courses. Each community college district's -5- LRB9002425THmbam01 1 expenditures of funds from those grants shall be limited to 2 workforce preparation activities and services as specified by 3 the State Board. 4 An advanced technology equipment grant shall be 5 distributed proportionately to each community college 6 district based on each district's share of the State total 7 funded semester credit hours, or equivalent, in business 8 occupational, technical occupational, and health occupational 9 courses or other measures as determined by the State Board. 10 Each community college district's expenditures of funds from 11 those grants shall be limited to procurement of equipment for 12 curricula impacted by technological advances as specified by 13 the State Board. 14 A retirees health insurance grant shall be distributed 15 proportionately to each community college district or entity 16 created pursuant to Section 3-55 based on each district's17 share ofthe total number of community college retirees in 18 the State on July 1 of the fiscal year prior to the fiscal 19 year for which the grants are appropriated, as determined by 20 the State Board. Each community college district's21 Expenditures of funds from those grants shall be limited to 22 payment of costs associated with the provision ofretirees' 23 health insurance. 24 A deferred maintenance grant shall be distributed to each 25 community college district based upon criteria as determined 26 by the State Board. Each community college district's 27 expenditures of funds from those grants shall be limited to 28 deferred maintenance activities specified by the State Board. 29 A grant shall be provided to the Illinois Occupational 30 Information Coordinating Committee for the purpose of 31 providing the State Board with labor market information by 32 updating the Occupational Information System and HORIZONS 33 Career Information System and by providing labor market 34 information and technical assistance, that grant to be -6- LRB9002425THmbam01 1 provided in its entirety during the first quarter of the 2 fiscal year. 3 A grant shall be provided to Community College District4 #540, that district having been formed under the provisions5 of Section 6-6.1, for the purpose of providing funds for the6 district to meet operating expenses. The State Board shall7 certify, prepare, and submit to the State Comptroller during8 August of the fiscal year a voucher setting forth a one-time9 payment of any Education Assistance Fund appropriation, and10 during November, February, and May of the fiscal year a11 voucher setting forth equal payments of General Revenue Fund12 appropriations. The Comptroller shall cause a warrant to be13 drawn for the amount due, payable to Community College14 District #540, within 15 days following the receipt of each15 such voucher.16 The State Board shall distribute such other special17 grants as may be authorized or appropriated by the General 18 Assembly. 19 Each community college district entitled to State grants 20 under this Section must submit a report of its enrollment to 21 the State Board not later than 30 days following the end of 22 each semester, quarter, or term in a format prescribed by the 23 State Board. These semester credit hours, or equivalent, 24 shall be certified by each district on forms provided by the 25 State Board. Each district's certified semester credit 26 hours, or equivalent, are subject to audit pursuant to 27 Section 3-22.1. 28 The State Board shall certify, prepare, and submit to the 29 State Comptroller during August, November, February, and May 30 of each fiscal year vouchers setting forth an amount equal to 31 25% of the districts' totalgrants approved by the State 32 Board for credit hour grants, small district grants, special 33 populations grants, workforce preparation grants, 34 equalization grants, advanced technology equipment grants, -7- LRB9002425THmbam01 1 deferred maintenance grants, and retirees health insurance 2 grants. The State Board shall prepare and submit to the State 3 Comptroller vouchers for special initiatives grant payments 4 as set forth in the contracts executed pursuant to 5 appropriations received for special initiatives. The 6 Comptroller shall cause his warrants to be drawn for the 7 respective amounts due, payable to each community college 8 district, within 15 days following the receipt of such 9 vouchers. If the amount appropriated for grants is different 10 from the amount provided for such grants under this Act, the 11 grants shall be proportionately reduced or increased 12 accordingly. 13 For the purposes of this Section, "resident student" 14 means a student in a community college district who maintains 15 residency in that district or meets other residency 16 definitions established by the State Board, and who was 17 enrolled either in one of the approved instructional program 18 categories in that district, or in another community college 19 district to which the resident's district is paying tuition 20 under Section 6-2 or with which the resident's district has 21 entered into a cooperative agreement in lieu of such tuition. 22 For the purposes of this Section, a "full-time 23 equivalent" student is equal to 30 semester credit hours. 24 The Illinois Community College Board Contracts and Grants 25 Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. Items of 26 income to this fund shall include any grants, awards, 27 endowments, or like proceeds, and where appropriate, other 28 funds made available through contracts with governmental, 29 public, and private agencies or persons. The General 30 Assembly shall from time to time make appropriations payable 31 from such fund for the support, improvement, and expenses of 32 the State Board and Illinois community college districts. 33 (Source: P.A. 88-103; 88-553; 89-141, eff. 7-14-95; 89-281, 34 eff. 8-10-95; 89-473, eff. 6-18-96; 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)".
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