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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 62 as follows:
(110 ILCS 947/62 new)
Grants for exonerated persons.
(a) In this Section:
"Exonerated person" means an individual who has received a
pardon from the Governor of the State of Illinois stating that
such a pardon is issued on the grounds of innocence of the
crime for which he or she was imprisoned or an individual who
has received a certificate of innocence from a circuit court
pursuant to Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
"Satisfactory academic progress" means the qualified
applicant's maintenance of minimum standards of academic
performance, consistent with requirements for maintaining
federal financial aid eligibility, as determined by the
institution of higher learning.
(b) Subject to a separate appropriation for this purpose,
the Commission shall, each year, receive and consider
applications for grant assistance under this Section.
Recipients of grants issued by the Commission in accordance