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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Higher Education Act.
It is the intent of the General
Assembly that the requirements set forth in this Act should
apply equally to each public institution of higher education
in this State and to the governing board of each public
institution of higher education in this State, except as
otherwise provided in this Act.
Definitions. As used in this Act:
"Emergency contraception" means medication approved by the
federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that can
significantly reduce the risk of pregnancy if taken within 72
hours after unprotected sexual intercourse.
"Governing board of each public institution of higher
education" means the Board of Trustees of the University of
Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois
University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University,
the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the
Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of
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Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees
of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of
Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western
Illinois University, or the board of any other public
university or college now or hereafter established or
authorized by the General Assembly.
"Public institution of higher education" means the
University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago
State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois
University, or any other public university or college now or
hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
Emergency contraception availability on
(a) The governing board of each public institution of
higher education, except the board of trustees of a community
college district, shall make emergency contraception available
for purchase through at least one vending machine located on
each campus under its jurisdiction. The vending machine must
be located in an area of campus where students can access the
emergency contraception on weekends or after class hours.
(b) A public institution of higher education, except
public community college, shall ensure that the emergency
contraception made available through each vending machine
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satisfies, at a minimum, all of the following requirements:
(1) The emergency contraception must be sold only in
the manufacturer's clearly labeled, original, unbroken,
tamper-proof, and expiration-dated packaging.
(2) The emergency contraception may not be older than
the manufacturer's expiration date.
(3) The emergency contraception must be stored in
accordance with manufacturer recommendations.
(4) The emergency contraception must be made available
at a reduced price, which may not exceed $40.
(c) A public institution of higher education, except a
public community college, shall ensure that each vending
machine has, at a minimum:
(1) an obvious and legible statement on the machine
that identifies the owner of the machine;
(2) a toll-free telephone number at which the consumer
may contact the owner of the machine; and
(3) a statement advising the consumer to check the
expiration date of the product before using the product.
This Act takes effect upon