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   110 ILCS 947/30                                                             

        Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.  Changes  the      
   7th  semester cumulative grade point average required to qualify as an      
   eligible applicant for a merit recognition scholarship to at or  above      
   the  90th (from at or above the 95th) percentile of the student's high      
   school class, and for a student from  a  non-recognized  high  school,      
   changes  the  cumulative  score  on  the ACT to qualify as an eligible      
   applicant to at least  5  points  above  the  statewide  mean  average      
   cumulative  ACT  score  (from  at  least  7 points above the statewide      
   average cumulative ACT score).  In a provision  concerning  allocating      
   scholarships  when  funds  are  insufficient  to provide all qualified      
   students  with  a  scholarship,  changes  certain   figures   in   the      
   determination  of  the percentile placement of qualified students from      
   non-recognized high schools.                                                
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          110 ILCS 947/30                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          110 ILCS 947/31 new                                                  
          110 ILCS 947/25 rep.                                                 
          110 ILCS 947/30 rep.                                                 
        Deletes  everything.   Amends  the   Higher   Education   Student      
   Assistance  Act.   Creates  the  Illinois Merit Scholarship program to      
   award $1,000 scholarships to  qualified  students  without  regard  to      
   financial  need, to be administered by the Illinois Student Assistance      
   Commission.  Repeals provisions concerning the State  scholar  program      
   and  the  merit  recognition  scholarship  program.  Effective July 1,      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          110 ILCS 947/25 rep.                                                 
        Changes the name of  the  scholarship  from  the  Illinois  Merit      
   Scholarship   to  the  Merit  Recognition  Scholarship.   Removes  the      
   provisions that repeal the State scholar program.                           
   98-12-21  H  PREFILED WITH CLERK                                            
   98-12-21  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 MYERS,RICHARD         
   98-12-21  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 BOST                  
   99-01-14  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   99-01-14  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   99-01-27  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               HIGHER ED             
   99-01-28  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    BELLOCK               
   99-02-19  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     015-000-000   HHED    
   99-02-19  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   99-03-04  H  JOINT-SPONSOR CHANGED TO                 ERWIN                 
   99-03-16  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-O'CONNOR           
   99-03-16  H                     AMENDMENT REFERRED TO HRUL                  
   99-03-16  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   99-03-16  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   99-03-17  H  TABLED PURSUANT TO RULE 40(a)            HOUSE AMEND #1        
   99-03-17  H  THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/PASSED        113-000-002           
   99-03-17  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    MITCHELL,JERRY        
   99-03-18  S  ARRIVE IN SENATE                                               
   99-03-18  S  PLACED CALENDAR ORDER OF FIRST READING   99-03-19              
   99-04-15  S  CHIEF SPONSOR                            MAITLAND              
   99-04-15  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              WALSH,T               
   99-04-20  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   99-04-20  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   99-04-22  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               EDUCATION             
   99-04-28  S                                 POSTPONED                       
   99-04-28  S                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-EDUCATION     S    
   99-04-28  S                                   ADOPTED                       
   99-05-05  S                             AMENDMENT NO. 02-EDUCATION     S    
   99-05-05  S                                   ADOPTED                       
   99-05-05  S       DO PASS AS AMENDED                  010-000-000   SESE    
   99-05-05  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING  99-05-06              
   99-05-06  S  SECOND READING                                                 
   99-05-06  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING  99-05-07              
   99-05-14  S  THIRD READING - PASSED                   058-000-000           
   99-05-14  H  ARRIVE IN HOUSE                                                
   99-05-14  H  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF CONCURRENCE  01,02                 
   99-05-17  H  MOTION FILED CONCUR                      01,02/O'CONNOR        
   99-05-17  H                        MOTION REFERRED TO HRUL                  
   99-05-17  H  CALENDAR ORDER OF CONCURRENCE            01,02                 
   99-05-19  H             BE APPROVED FOR CONSIDERATION 01,02/HRUL            
   99-05-19  H  HSE CONCURS IN SEN AMENDMENTS (NO.)      01,02/116-000-000     
   99-05-19  H  PASSED BOTH HOUSES                                             
   99-06-17  H  SENT TO THE GOVERNOR                                           
   99-07-16  H  GOVERNOR APPROVED                                              
   99-07-16  H                            EFFECTIVE DATE 00-07-01              
   99-07-16  H  PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0128               


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