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 Bill Status of SB2159  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham - Michael Connelly - Thomas Cullerton - Julie A. Morrison - Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kelly M. Burke - Deb Conroy - Frances Ann Hurley - Emanuel Chris Welch - Carol Ammons, Jeanne M Ives, Linda Chapa LaVia, Mark Batinick and Brian W. Stewart)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/29/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0694

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 305/90 new
110 ILCS 305/95 new
110 ILCS 520/75 new
110 ILCS 520/80 new
110 ILCS 660/5-185 new
110 ILCS 660/5-190 new
110 ILCS 665/10-185 new
110 ILCS 665/10-190 new
110 ILCS 670/15-185 new
110 ILCS 670/15-190 new
110 ILCS 675/20-190 new
110 ILCS 675/20-195 new
110 ILCS 680/25-185 new
110 ILCS 680/25-190 new
110 ILCS 685/30-195 new
110 ILCS 685/30-200 new
110 ILCS 690/35-190 new
110 ILCS 690/35-195 new
110 ILCS 805/3-65 new
110 ILCS 805/3-70 new
110 ILCS 805/3-75 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois and the Public Community College Act. Sets forth provisions governing employment contracts entered into, amended, renewed, or extended after the effective date of the amendatory Act, excluding collective bargaining agreements. Requires the governing board of a university or community college district to complete an annual performance review of the president and any chancellors of the higher education institution. Provides that such annual performance review must be considered when the board contemplates a bonus, raise, or severance agreement for the president or chancellor.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
110 ILCS 805/3-65 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the introduced bill with the following changes. Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois and the Public Community College Act. Sets forth provisions governing employment contracts of the president or all chancellors (rather than all employments contracts) entered into, amended, renewed, or extended after the effective date of this amendatory Act. With respect to employment contracts entered into with the president or all chancellors of a public university, sets forth provisions concerning severance, start and end date, and automatic rollover clauses. Provides that public notice given prior to action on the formation, renewal, extension, or termination of employment contracts must be compliant with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act and must include a copy of the governing board item or other documentation providing, at a minimum, a description of the proposed principal financial components of the president's or all chancellors' appointments. Provides that any performance-based bonus or incentive-based compensation to the president or all chancellors of the university or community college must be approved by the governing board in an open meeting. With respect to public community colleges, removes provisions concerning limitations of employment contracts entered into, amended, renewed, or extended after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Provides that severance payments or contract buyouts may not occur if there are pending criminal charges against the president or chancellors of the community college related to their employment. Provides that the criteria and goals upon which the bonus or incentive-based compensation for a president or all chancellors of a community college is based must be made available to the public no less than 48 hours before board approval of the performance-based bonus or incentive-based compensation. Makes related changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1 with the following changes: Provides that severance payments or contract buyouts may be placed in an escrow account (rather than may not occur) if there are pending criminal charges against the president or chancellors. Removes provisions concerning funding sources for performance-based bonus payments or compensation.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  7/14/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  7/14/2015SenateFirst Reading
  7/14/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  7/20/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  7/21/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  8/17/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  9/9/2015SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  9/9/2015SenateTo Subcommittee on Public Higher Education Executive Compensation
  9/9/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  9/9/2015SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  10/10/2015SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  10/20/2015SenateRe-assigned to Higher Education
  10/20/2015SenateTo Subcommittee on Public Higher Education Executive Compensation
  1/7/2016SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  2/16/2016SenateRe-assigned to Higher Education
  2/16/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  2/17/2016SenateTo Subcommittee on Public Higher Education Executive Compensation
  3/2/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/2/2016SenateReported Back To Higher Education; 003-000-000
  3/2/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/3/2016SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 010-000-000
  3/3/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 8, 2016
  3/8/2016SenateChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/9/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  3/9/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/6/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 010-000-000
  4/12/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/12/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Cunningham
  4/12/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 13, 2016
  4/18/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 046-000-001
  4/18/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/18/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  4/18/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/18/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/26/2016HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  5/4/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 017-000-000
  5/5/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/5/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  5/17/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  5/25/2016SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2016SenateSent to the Governor
  7/29/2016SenateGovernor Approved
  7/29/2016SenateEffective Date January 1, 2017
  7/29/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0694

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