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 Bill Status of HB1256  9th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Marlow H. Colvin - Mary E. Flowers - Rita Mayfield - Kenneth Dunkin - Camille Y. Lilly, Robyn Gabel, William D. Burns, William Davis, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Monique D. Davis, Constance A. Howard and La Shawn K. Ford

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/10/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0288

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2705/2705-587 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to create the Diversity in Engineering Scholarship Program. Defines "targeted group member" as a person belonging to a class of race, color, or sex, whose percent of the workforce within the Department's professional classification which includes civil engineers is less than that class's percent of the statewide labor market for such job activities as recorded in the Department's annual affirmative action plan. Defines "eligible student" as a targeted group member who: (i) is an Illinois resident at the time of scholarship application; (ii) is enrolled full-time at any Illinois college or university in any program leading toward a degree in civil engineering; (iii) agrees to conditions required by the Department, including the obligation to work for the Department after graduation if a position is offered for at least one year for each academic year the student receives a scholarship. Provides that the Department of Transportation, subject to appropriation, shall award scholarships to up to 20 students each year in the amount of no more than $7,500 per academic year. Provides that the Department shall promulgate rules as necessary to implement and administer the scholarship program.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  2/8/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2011HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/9/2011HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Higher Education Committee; 005-006-000
  3/9/2011HouseRemains in Higher Education Committee
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/16/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 011-000-000
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/30/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-002-000
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William D. Burns
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  3/30/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/31/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/31/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2011
  3/31/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  4/7/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/7/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/7/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/5/2011SenatePostponed - Transportation
  5/10/2011SenateDo Pass Transportation; 008-000-000
  5/10/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 11, 2011
  5/13/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2011
  5/17/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  5/17/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/10/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/10/2011HouseEffective Date January 1, 2012
  8/10/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0288

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