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Public Act 100-0550


 

Public Act 0550 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0550
 
HB3298 EnrolledLRB100 06272 MLM 16309 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
21B-40 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/21B-40)
    Sec. 21B-40. Fees.
    (a) Beginning with the start of the new licensure system
established pursuant to this Article, the following fees shall
be charged to applicants:
        (1) A $75 application fee for a Professional Educator
    License or an Educator License with Stipulations. However,
    beginning on January 1, 2015, the application fee for a
    Professional Educator License and Educator License with
    Stipulations shall be $100.
        (1.5) A $50 application fee for a Substitute Teaching
    License. If the application for a Substitute Teaching
    License is made and granted after July 1, 2017, the
    licensee may apply for a refund of the application fee
    within 18 months of issuance of the new license and shall
    be issued that refund by the State Board of Education if
    the licensee provides evidence to the State Board of
    Education that the licensee has taught pursuant to the
    Substitute Teaching License at least 10 full school days
    within one year of issuance.
        (2) A $150 application fee for individuals who have not
    been entitled by an Illinois-approved educator preparation
    program at an Illinois institution of higher education and
    are seeking any of the licenses set forth in subdivision
    (1) of this subsection (a).
        (3) A $50 application fee for each endorsement or
    approval an individual holding a license wishes to add to
    that license.
        (4) A $10 per year registration fee for the course of
    the validity cycle to register the license, which shall be
    paid to the regional office of education having supervision
    and control over the school in which the individual holding
    the license is to be employed. If the individual holding
    the license is not yet employed, then the license may be
    registered in any county in this State. The registration
    fee must be paid in its entirety the first time the
    individual registers the license for a particular validity
    period in a single region. No additional fee may be charged
    for that validity period should the individual
    subsequently register the license in additional regions.
    An individual must register the license (i) immediately
    after initial issuance of the license and (ii) at the
    beginning of each renewal cycle if the individual has
    satisfied the renewal requirements required under this
    Code.
        Beginning on July 1, 2017, at the beginning of each
    renewal cycle, individuals who hold a Substitute Teaching
    License may apply for a reimbursement of the registration
    fee within 18 months of renewal and shall be issued that
    reimbursement by the State Board of Education from funds
    appropriated for that purpose if the licensee provides
    evidence to the State Board of Education that the licensee
    has taught pursuant to the Substitute Teaching License at
    least 10 full school days within one year of renewal.
    (b) All application fees paid pursuant to subdivisions (1)
through (3) of subsection (a) of this Section shall be
deposited into the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund and
shall be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board of
Education to provide the technology and human resources
necessary for the timely and efficient processing of
applications and for the renewal of licenses. Funds available
from the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund may also be
used by the State Board of Education to support the recruitment
and retention of educators, to support educator preparation
programs as they seek national accreditation, and to provide
professional development aligned with the requirements set
forth in Section 21B-45 of this Code. A majority of the funds
in the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund must be dedicated
to the timely and efficient processing of applications and for
the renewal of licenses. The Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving
Fund is not subject to administrative charge transfers,
authorized under Section 8h of the State Finance Act, from the
Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund into any other fund of
this State, and moneys in the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving
Fund shall not revert back to the General Revenue Fund at any
time.
    The regional superintendent of schools shall deposit the
registration fees paid pursuant to subdivision (4) of
subsection (a) of this Section into the institute fund
established pursuant to Section 3-11 of this Code.
    (c) The State Board of Education and each regional office
of education are authorized to charge a service or convenience
fee for the use of credit cards for the payment of license
fees. This service or convenience fee shall not exceed the
amount required by the credit card processing company or vendor
that has entered into a contract with the State Board or
regional office of education for this purpose, and the fee must
be paid to that company or vendor.
    (d) If, at the time a certificate issued under Article 21
of this Code is exchanged for a license issued under this
Article, a person has paid registration fees for any years of
the validity period of the certificate and these years have not
expired when the certificate is exchanged, then those fees must
be applied to the registration of the new license.
(Source: P.A. 98-610, eff. 12-27-13; 99-58, eff. 7-16-15;
99-920, eff. 1-6-17.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 11/8/2017