Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Criminal History in College Applications Act. Provides that a public university or community college may not inquire about or consider an applicant's criminal history information at any time during the admission decision-making process, except as required by federal law or specified provisions of the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois or the Medical School Matriculant Criminal History Records Check Act, if applicable. Allows a public university or community college to use a multi-institution application, even if the application inquires about criminal history, but requires the public university or community college to disregard the information for the admission process. Allows a public university or community college to inquire about criminal history for certain purposes after the admission decision-making process, but forbids a public university or community college from rescinding an admission offer based on the information. Authorizes a public university or community college to provide certain information. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Changes the applicability of the Criminal History in College Applications Act to colleges rather than public colleges. Defines "college" as a public or private institution of higher education authorized to confer degrees by the Board of Higher Education, including a college or university, professional school, or technical school. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Board of Higher Education)
HB 217, as amended, will not have a fiscal impact on the Illinois Board of Higher Education.