Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. With respect to nominees for General Assembly scholarships, prohibits a nominee from being a relative of the member of the General Assembly making the nomination; defines relative. Provides that each member of the General Assembly shall (instead of may) delegate to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission the authority to nominate persons for General Assembly scholarships that the member would otherwise be entitled to award. Provides that the member shall make recommendations to the Commission concerning candidates for the scholarships and may inform the Commission in writing of the criteria that he or she wishes the Commission to apply in nominating candidates. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Restores current law with respect to allowing (instead of requiring) each member of the General Assembly to delegate to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission the authority to nominate persons for General Assembly scholarships that the member would otherwise be entitled to award.
Governor Amendatory Veto Message Recommends that after June 1, 2012, no person may be nominated to receive any one-year, 2-year, 4-year, or other scholarship or certificate of scholarship under the provisions concerning General Assembly scholarships, nor may any such scholarship be awarded after June 1, 2012 unless the person was nominated prior to that date to receive that scholarship.