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Public Act 100-0331


 

Public Act 0331 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0331
 
HB0243 EnrolledLRB100 00013 MLM 10013 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Sections 5.878 and 6z-102 as follows:
 
    (30 ILCS 105/5.878 new)
    Sec. 5.878. The Police Training Academy Job Training
Program and Scholarship Fund.
 
    (30 ILCS 105/6z-102 new)
    Sec. 6z-102. The Police Training Academy Job Training
Program and Scholarship Fund.
    (a) A Police Training Academy Job Training Program and
Scholarship Fund is created as a special fund in the State
treasury and shall be used to support program and scholarship
activities of the police training academy job training and
scholarship programs established under Section 22-83 of the
School Code and Section 65.95 of the Higher Education Student
Assistance Act. Moneys from fees, gifts, grants, and donations
received by the State Board of Education and Illinois Student
Assistance Commission for purposes of supporting these
programs and scholarships shall be deposited into the Police
Training Academy Job Training Program and Scholarship Fund.
    (b) The State Board of Education; the Illinois Student
Assistance Commission; and participating counties, school
districts, and law enforcement partners may seek federal,
State, and private funds to support the police training academy
job training and scholarship programs established under
Section 22-83 of the School Code and Section 65.95 of the
Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
 
    Section 10. The School Code is amended by adding Section
22-83 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/22-83 new)
    Sec. 22-83. Police training academy job training program.
    (a) In a county of 175,000 or more inhabitants, any school
district with a high school may establish one or more
partnerships with a local police department, county sheriff, or
police training academy to establish a jobs training program
for high school students. The school district shall establish
its partnership or partnerships on behalf of all of the high
schools in the district; no high school shall establish a
partnership for this purpose separate from the school
district's partnership under this Section. The jobs training
program shall be open to all students, regardless of prior
academic history. However, to encourage and maintain
successful program participation and partnerships, the school
districts and their partner agencies may impose specific
program requirements.
    (b) The State Board of Education shall track participation
and the success of students participating in the jobs training
program established under this Section and annually publish a
report on its website examining the program and its success.
 
    Section 15. The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
amended by adding Section 65.95 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 947/65.95 new)
    Sec. 65.95. Police training academy job training
scholarship program.
    (a) The Commission shall, each year, receive applications
for scholarships under this Section. An applicant is eligible
for a scholarship under this Section if the Commission finds
that the applicant has successfully completed the police
training academy job training program established under
Section 22-83 of the School Code and been accepted to a public
institution of higher learning in the State.
    (b) Applicants who are determined to be eligible for
assistance under this Section shall receive, subject to
appropriation from the Police Training Academy Job Training
Program and Scholarship Fund, a renewable scholarship to be
applied to tuition and mandatory fees and paid directly to the
public institution of higher learning at which the applicant is
enrolled. However, the total amount of assistance awarded by
the Commission under this Section to an individual in any
fiscal year, when added to other financial assistance awarded
by the Commission to that individual for that fiscal year, must
not exceed the cost of attendance at the institution of higher
learning at which the student is enrolled.
    (c) A scholarship awarded under this Section may be renewed
for a total of up to 4 years of full-time enrollment. The
Commission may by rule set the academic requirements necessary
to maintain participation in the program.
    (d) Students granted a scholarship under this Section shall
be granted access to any needed noncredit remedial courses in
order to ensure academic success at the public institution of
higher learning. Students granted a scholarship under this
Section shall also be admitted to a student retention program
offered by the public institution of higher learning,
including, but not limited to, any CHANCE program the public
institution may have established.
    (e) The Commission shall make all necessary and proper
rules not inconsistent with this Section for its effective
implementation.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018