Bill Status of SB0661  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-SOCIAL WORK/EDUCATOR

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ann Gillespie and Laura Fine

House Sponsors
(Rep. Lindsey LaPointe - Jonathan Carroll - Maurice A. West, II - William Davis - Camille Y. Lilly, Kelly M. Cassidy, Carol Ammons, Elizabeth Hernandez and Barbara Hernandez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/28/2021SenateSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 947/65.110 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Allows the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award Post-Master of Social Work School Social Work Professional Educator License scholarships to an individual who has a valid Illinois-licensed clinical social work license or social work license and a Master of Social Work degree for the purpose of obtaining a Professional Educator License with an endorsement in social work. Sets forth various terms and conditions of the scholarship, including that a recipient of the scholarship must work at a public or nonpublic not-for-profit preschool, elementary school, or secondary school located in this State for at least 2 of the 5 years immediately following the recipient's graduation or termination of studies. Effective January 1, 2022.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Provides for scholarship awards beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year. Removes certain provisions concerning rulemaking. Provides that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall give priority to those applicants who are members of a racial minority (rather than those applicants who are members of underrepresented communities in the school social work field in Illinois); defines "racial minority". Provides that each scholarship shall be applied to the payment of tuition and mandatory fees (rather than applied only to tuition). Makes other changes concerning the application and payment of a scholarship. Requires a scholarship recipient to work as a school social worker at a school (rather than work at a school). Effective January 1, 2022.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Adds provisions concerning the priority in the award of scholarships for a fiscal year in which the amount of an appropriation is insufficient to provide scholarships to all qualified candidates. Makes changes concerning priority consideration to those applicants who are members of a racial minority. Removes a reference to "private or parochial school". Requires the repayment of amounts received if a recipient fails to fulfill the work obligation required under the terms of the scholarship, with exceptions. Effective January 1, 2022.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/24/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ann Gillespie
  2/24/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/24/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/16/2021SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/24/2021SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  4/14/2021SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 011-000-000
  4/14/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ann Gillespie
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/21/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/28/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 013-000-000
  4/28/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/28/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Gillespie
  4/28/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-001-000
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/28/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/28/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/29/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/29/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  5/6/2021HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  5/6/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  5/6/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  5/12/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 006-004-000
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/18/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/19/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  5/19/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  5/25/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 006-004-000
  5/25/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/25/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 072-044-001
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/27/2021SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2 - May 28, 2021
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Ann Gillespie
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Higher Education
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Higher Education; 011-002-000
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 051-006-000
  5/30/2021SenateSenate Concurs
  5/30/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2021SenateSent to the Governor