90th General Assembly
Summary of SB1892
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H ED STU ASSIST-CUMULATIVE ACT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  Higher  Education  Student  Assistance  Act  to  make      
   students  who  score  7  points  or  more  above the statewide average      
   cumulative ACT score eligible for merit recognition scholarships.           
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that "eligible applicant" includes a student from any         
   non-recognized high school whose cumulative score on the ACT is at          
   least 7 points above the statewide average cumulative ACT score as          
   determined by SBE.                                                          
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Places qualified students from  non-recognized  high  schools  in      
   specified percentile rankings based on their cumulative ACT scores for      
   purposes   of   distributing   merit   scholarships  when  the  amount      
   appropriated  is  not  sufficient  to  provide  scholarships  to   all      
   qualified students.                                                         
          FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Student Assistance Commission)                     
          Beginning in FY2000, estimated annual fiscal impact would be at      
          least $225,000 to $230,000, approximately 1/10th of the current      
          FY1998 MRS approp. There would be no fiscal impact in FY1999.        
          STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE                                       
          Fails to create a State mandate.                                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0728

   Last action date: 98-08-07

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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