92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB4037
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OPTOMETRIC ED SCHOLARSHIP ACT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Optometric Education Scholarship  Act.  Requires  the      
   Department  of Public Health to establish and administer a scholarship      
   program in which 10 $5,000 scholarships  are  provided  each  year  to      
   qualified  applicants  who  are  enrolled  in  a  college of optometry      
   located in this State. Provides that  a  scholarship  recipient  must,      
   during the 7-year period immediately following graduation, be employed      
   in this State as a licensed optometrist for at least one year for each      
   year of full-time scholarship assistance received.                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          New Act                                                              
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          110 ILCS 947/65.70 new                                               
          225 ILCS 80/20                  from Ch. 111, par. 3920              
        Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends  the  Higher      
   Education  Student  Assistance  Act.  Creates the Optometric Education      
   Scholarship  Program  to  be  administered  by  the  Illinois  Student      
   Assistance Commission. Amends the Illinois Optometric Practice Act  of      
   1987.    Provides  that,  subject  to  appropriation,  moneys  in  the      
   Optometric Licensing and Disciplinary Board Fund may be used  for  the      
   Optometric  Education  Scholarship  Program.   Effective  immediately.      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0569

   Last action date: JUN-26-2002

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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