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Full Text of SB2743  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Private Business and Vocational Schools Act
5of 2012 is amended by changing Section 30 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 426/30)
7    Sec. 30. Exemptions. For purposes of this Act, the
8following shall not be considered to be a private business and
9vocational school:
10        (1) Any institution devoted entirely to the teaching of
11    religion or theology.
12        (2) Any in-service program of study and subject offered
13    by an employer, provided that no tuition is charged and the
14    instruction is offered only to employees of the employer.
15        (3) Any educational institution that (A) enrolls a
16    majority of its students in degree programs and has
17    maintained an accredited status with a regional
18    accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S.
19    Department of Education or (B) enrolls students in one or
20    more bachelor-level programs, enrolls a majority of its
21    students in degree programs, and is accredited by a
22    national or regional accrediting agency that is recognized
23    by the U.S. Department of Education or that (i) is



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1    regulated by the Board under the Private College Act or the
2    Academic Degree Act or is exempt from such regulation under
3    either the Private College Act or the Academic Degree Act
4    solely for the reason that the educational institution was
5    in operation on the effective date of either the Private
6    College Act or the Academic Degree Act or (ii) is regulated
7    by the State Board of Education.
8        (4) Any institution and the franchisees of that
9    institution that exclusively offer a program of study in
10    income tax theory or return preparation at a total contract
11    price of no more than $400, provided that the total annual
12    enrollment of the institution for all such courses of
13    instruction exceeds 500 students and further provided that
14    the total contract price for all instruction offered to a
15    student in any one calendar year does not exceed $3,000.
16        (5) Any person or organization selling mediated
17    instruction products through a media, such as tapes,
18    compact discs, digital video discs, or similar media, so
19    long as the instruction is not intended to result in the
20    acquisition of training for a specific employment field, is
21    not intended to meet a qualification for licensure or
22    certification in an employment field, or is not intended to
23    provide credit that can be applied toward a certificate or
24    degree program.
25        (6) Schools with no physical presence in this State.
26    Schools offering instruction or programs of study, but that



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1    have no physical presence in this State, are not required
2    to receive Board approval. Such an institution must not be
3    considered not to have a physical presence in this State
4    unless it has received a written finding from the Board
5    that it has a limited physical presence. In determining
6    whether an institution has no physical presence, the Board
7    shall require all of the following:
8            (A) Evidence of authorization to operate in at
9        least one other state and that the school is in good
10        standing with that state's authorizing agency.
11            (B) Evidence that the school has a means of
12        receiving and addressing student complaints in
13        compliance with any federal or state requirements.
14            (C) Evidence that the institution is providing no
15        instruction in this State.
16            (D) Evidence that the institution is not providing
17        core academic support services, including, but not
18        limited to, admissions, evaluation, assessment,
19        registration, financial aid, academic scheduling, and
20        faculty hiring and support in this State.
21        (7) A school or program within a school that
22    exclusively provides yoga instruction, yoga teacher
23    training, or both.
24(Source: P.A. 97-650, eff. 2-1-12.)