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 Bill Status of SB1255  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  VETERAN GRANT PROGRM-DEPENDENT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Michael E. Hastings - Patricia Van Pelt - Laura M. Murphy - Antonio Muñoz, Laura Ellman, Julie A. Morrison, Napoleon Harris, III, Suzy Glowiak Hilton and Neil Anderson

House Sponsors
(Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin, Michael Halpin, Barbara Hernandez and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 947/40


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. With regard to the Illinois Veteran grant program, provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, a veteran may transfer his or her benefits to a qualified dependent if certain conditions are met; defines "qualified dependent". Provides that a veteran may transfer benefits to multiple qualified dependents; however, the total number of credit hours of assistance transferred may not exceed 120 credit hours, and a veteran may transfer benefits to only one qualified dependent at a time. Effective July 1, 2019.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/30-14.2from Ch. 122, par. 30-14.2

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Amends the Scholarships Article of the School Code. With regard to the MIA/POW Scholarship, provides that the definition of "eligible veteran or serviceperson" includes, among other requirements, a veteran or serviceperson who is a resident of Illinois at the time of application for the Scholarship and, at some point after leaving service, was a resident of Illinois for at least 15 consecutive years. Further amends the Illinois Veteran grant program under the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Removes a provision providing that a person is a qualified applicant if he or she returned to this State within 6 months after leaving federal active duty service, or, if married to a person in continued military service stationed outside this State, returned to this State within 6 months after his or her spouse left service or was stationed within this State. Provides that a person is a qualified applicant if, despite not meeting other requirements, he or she is a resident of Illinois at the time of application to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and, at some point after leaving federal active duty service, was a resident of Illinois for at least 15 consecutive years. Changes the definition of "qualified dependent" to include a spouse of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who meets certain qualifications. Effective July 1, 2019.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/6/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/6/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/13/2019SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  2/27/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  2/28/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/28/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/5/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  3/12/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/12/2019SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 011-000-000
  3/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2019
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  3/20/2019SenateSecond Reading
  3/20/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2019
  3/20/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/20/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/3/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/3/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/4/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Postponed - Higher Education
  4/11/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/11/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/11/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  4/30/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  4/30/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/6/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/6/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  5/10/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/10/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2020HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
  1/2/2021HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  1/9/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carol Ammons
  1/9/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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