Full Text of SB2743 99th General Assembly
SB2743enr 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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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 Private Business and Vocational Schools Act
of 2012 is amended by changing Section 30 as follows:
(105 ILCS 426/30)
For purposes of this Act, the
following shall not be considered to be a private business and
(1) Any institution devoted entirely to the teaching of
religion or theology.
(2) Any in-service program of study and subject offered
by an employer, provided that no tuition is charged and the
instruction is offered only to employees of the employer.
(3) Any educational institution that (A) enrolls a
majority of its students in degree programs and has
maintained an accredited status with a regional
accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education or (B) enrolls students in one or
more bachelor-level programs, enrolls a majority of its
students in degree programs, and is accredited by a
national or regional accrediting agency that is recognized
by the U.S. Department of Education or that (i) is
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regulated by the Board under the Private College Act or the
Academic Degree Act or is exempt from such regulation under
either the Private College Act or the Academic Degree Act
solely for the reason that the educational institution was
in operation on the effective date of either the Private
College Act or the Academic Degree Act or (ii) is regulated
by the State Board of Education.
(4) Any institution and the franchisees of that
institution that exclusively offer a program of study in
income tax theory or return preparation at a total contract
price of no more than $400, provided that the total annual
enrollment of the institution for all such courses of
instruction exceeds 500 students and further provided that
the total contract price for all instruction offered to a
student in any one calendar year does not exceed $3,000.
(5) Any person or organization selling mediated
instruction products through a media, such as tapes,
compact discs, digital video discs, or similar media, so
long as the instruction is not intended to result in the
acquisition of training for a specific employment field, is
not intended to meet a qualification for licensure or
certification in an employment field, or is not intended to
provide credit that can be applied toward a certificate or
(6) Schools with no physical presence in this State.
Schools offering instruction or programs of study, but that
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have no physical presence in this State, are not required
to receive Board approval. Such an institution must not be
considered not to have a physical presence in this State
unless it has received a written finding from the Board
that it has a limited physical presence. In determining
whether an institution has no physical presence, the Board
shall require all of the following:
(A) Evidence of authorization to operate in at
least one other state and that the school is in good
standing with that state's authorizing agency.
(B) Evidence that the school has a means of
receiving and addressing student complaints in
compliance with any federal or state requirements.
(C) Evidence that the institution is providing no
instruction in this State.
(D) Evidence that the institution is not providing
core academic support services, including, but not
limited to, admissions, evaluation, assessment,
registration, financial aid, academic scheduling, and
faculty hiring and support in this State.
(7) A school or program within a school that
exclusively provides yoga instruction, yoga teacher
training, or both.
(Source: P.A. 97-650, eff. 2-1-12.)