102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/5/2022, by Rep. Dave Vella and Michael J. Zalewski
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Beginning with
the 2022-2023 academic year, requires the Illinois Student Assistance
Commission to award grants for the payment of tuition and fees to eligible
applicants who agree to serve a minimum of 4 years as a law enforcement
officer in a local community in this State following graduation from a
public institution of higher learning. Sets forth provisions concerning
applicant eligibility, conditions for maintaining grant eligibility, and
conditions requiring the repayment of grant assistance. Provides for
rulemaking. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
amended by adding Section 54 as follows:
(110 ILCS 947/54 new)
Law enforcement officer grant program.
(a) To encourage students to serve local communities in
this State as a law enforcement officer and to increase
diversity within the ranks of law enforcement, each year,
beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the Commission
shall receive and consider applications for grant assistance
under this Section.
(b) An applicant is eligible for grant assistance under
this Section if the Commission finds that the applicant meets
all of the following qualifications:
(1) The applicant is a United States citizen or
(2) The applicant is a resident of this State.
(3) The applicant is accepted for enrollment or
enrolled full time or part time at a public institution of
(4) The applicant commits to serve a minimum of 4