Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board to implement and administer a statewide program, using the World Wide Web, to assist students, advisors, faculty, and administrators from public and private institutions of higher education in obtaining consistent and accurate information about transfer courses and their applicability towards degree completion by publishing course equivalency guides, academic programs, courses offered, transfer course evaluations, and degree requirements. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the implementation and administration of the statewide course transferability program is subject to appropriation.
Pension Note (H- AM1)(Comm on Gov't Forecasting & Accountability)
House Bill 2515 (H-AM 1) would not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.
State Debt Impact Note (H-AM1) (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
Would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Department of Transportation)
As there are no parcels of land being conveyed in this bill, there are no appraisals to be filed by the Department of Transportation.
Fiscal Note (H-AM 1) (Board of Higher Education)
The Board of Higher Education estimates the cost of full-time staff and other operating expenses to ensure the continued success of the program to be $350,000 per year.
Judicial Note (H-AM 1) (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
Would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the state.
Fiscal Note (H-AM 1) (Dept of Corrections)
Corrections Population Impact: None. Fiscal Impact: None.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This legislation will have no effect on constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (H-AM 1) (Board of Higher Education)
Does not create a mandate on any local unit of government as defined by the State Mandates Act.
Home Rule Note (H-AM 1) (Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)
In the opinion of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, House Bill 2515 (H-AM 1) contains language regarding the powers and duties of the Illinois Board of Higher Education Act and does not pertain to home rule units of local government.
Balanced Budget Note (H-AM 1) (Office of Management and Budget)
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget believes that the proposed legislation will adversely impact the state budget as funding is not included in the Governor's current balanced budget and no associated increase in state revenue or decrease in other appropriations has been proposed. The fiscal impact is estimated to be $350,000.00.