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 Bill Status of SB1930  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  GROW STEM TEACHERS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Andy Manar - Chuck Weaver - Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Christopher Belt, Cristina Castro, Napoleon Harris, III, Suzy Glowiak Hilton, Rachelle Crowe and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kelly M. Burke and Justin Slaughter)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Act. Provides that a public institution of higher education shall, if funds are appropriated to the Board of Higher Education under the Act, waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus housing costs for a student who (i) agrees to pursue a minimum of a bachelor's degree in agriculture, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics for certain teaching occupations, (ii) agrees to attend a public institution of higher education to pursue an undergraduate degree or an advanced degree in one of those concentrations, (iii) agrees to teach at a hard-to-staff school, as determined by the Board of Higher Education, (iv) maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (or its equivalent) at all times, and (v) agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of higher education for any waived tuition, fees, or costs if the student fails to teach at least 3 years at a high school located in this State or at least 5 years at a public institution of higher education or a public community college located in this State. Provides that a public institution of higher education shall, if funds are appropriated to the Board of Higher Education under the Act, waive any tuition and fees for a student who is a licensed Illinois teacher with a master's degree and who (i) agrees to pursue up to a maximum of 18 graduate hours necessary to qualify the student to teach dual credit consistent with applicable accreditation and State standards for dual credit faculty and (ii) agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of higher education for any waived tuition or fees if the student fails to teach at least 5 years at a high school located in this State after the completion of the graduate hours. Requires the Board of Higher Education to adopt rules. Effective July 1, 2020.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2019SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/12/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  3/12/2019SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 012-000-000
  3/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2019
  3/13/2019SenateSecond Reading
  3/13/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 14, 2019
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/20/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/20/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/20/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/20/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  3/20/2019HouseArrived in House
  3/20/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  3/21/2019HouseFirst Reading
  3/21/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  3/21/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  3/29/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/9/2019HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  5/7/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/10/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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