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Public Act 094-0587


 

Public Act 0587 94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 094-0587
 
HB3724 Enrolled LRB094 08846 NHT 39065 b

    AN ACT concerning higher education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
adding Section 35 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 305/35 new)
    Sec. 35. Students called to active military service. The
University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board of Trustees may adopt any rules necessary to
implement this Section.
 
    Section 10. The Southern Illinois University Management
Act is amended by adding Section 20 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 520/20 new)
    Sec. 20. Students called to active military service. The
University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 15. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
adding Section 5-130 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 660/5-130 new)
    Sec. 5-130. Students called to active military service. The
University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 20. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
by adding Section 10-130 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 665/10-130 new)
    Sec. 10-130. Students called to active military service.
The University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 25. The Governors State University Law is amended
by adding Section 15-130 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 670/15-130 new)
    Sec. 15-130. Students called to active military service.
The University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 30. The Illinois State University Law is amended by
adding Section 20-135 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 675/20-135 new)
    Sec. 20-135. Students called to active military service.
The University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 35. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
amended by adding Section 25-130 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 680/25-130 new)
    Sec. 25-130. Students called to active military service.
The University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 40. The Northern Illinois University Law is amended
by adding Section 30-140 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 685/30-140 new)
    Sec. 30-140. Students called to active military service.
The University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 45. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
by adding Section 35-135 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 690/35-135 new)
    Sec. 35-135. Students called to active military service.
The University shall allow a currently enrolled student who is
called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 50. The Public Community College Act is amended by
changing Section 3-21 and by adding Section 3-26.5 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 805/3-21)  (from Ch. 122, par. 103-21)
    Sec. 3-21. The board of community college districts shall
have the duties enumerated in the Sections following this
Section and preceding Section 3-30 Sections 3-22 through
3-29.2.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Article to the
contrary, when bonds are issued by any district and the
purposes for which such bonds have been issued have been
accomplished and paid for in full and there remains funds on
hand in such bond and interest account, the board by resolution
may transfer such excess to the fund of the district which
bears the nearest relation to the purpose for which the bonds
from which such excess funds arose were issued.
(Source: P.A. 86-1246.)
 
    (110 ILCS 805/3-26.5 new)
    Sec. 3-26.5. Students called to active military service. A
community college shall allow a currently enrolled student who
is called to active military service to complete any unfinished
courses at a later date at no additional charge, unless course
credit has already been given or the student received a full
refund upon withdrawing from the course (in which case the
student's record shall reflect that the withdrawal is due to
active military service). The student must be given priority
over other students in reenrolling in the course or courses.
The Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this
Section.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/15/2005