MITCHELL,BILL-STEPHENS-JONES,JOHN AND WINKEL.
INC TAX-H ED-VOL FIREFIGHTER
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act and various Acts relating to
the governance of the public universities in Illinois. Provides that,
for taxable years 2000 through 2004, each taxpayer who was a volunteer
or paid-on-call firefighter during the entire taxable year is entitled
to a $1,000 tax credit, which may be carried forward for 2 years.
Requires the governing board of each public university to offer a full
tuition waiver for undergraduate education, subject to State
appropriation to reimburse the university for the loss of tuition, to
(i) any person who has served as a volunteer firefighter for the
entire year previous to the commencement of the academic year during
which the tuition waiver is to be effective or (ii) any member of that
person's immediate family. Provides for the renewal of the waiver for
an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain satisfactory
academic progress toward graduation until he or she has expended 4
years of the waiver benefits. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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