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Public Act 099-0705





Public Act 099-0705
SB2743 EnrolledLRB099 18733 NHT 43117 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Private Business and Vocational Schools Act
of 2012 is amended by changing Section 30 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 426/30)
    Sec. 30. Exemptions. For purposes of this Act, the
following shall not be considered to be a private business and
vocational school:
        (1) Any institution devoted entirely to the teaching of
    religion or theology.
        (2) Any in-service program of study and subject offered
    by an employer, provided that no tuition is charged and the
    instruction is offered only to employees of the employer.
        (3) Any educational institution that (A) enrolls a
    majority of its students in degree programs and has
    maintained an accredited status with a regional
    accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S.
    Department of Education or (B) enrolls students in one or
    more bachelor-level programs, enrolls a majority of its
    students in degree programs, and is accredited by a
    national or regional accrediting agency that is recognized
    by the U.S. Department of Education or that (i) is
    regulated by the Board under the Private College Act or the
    Academic Degree Act or is exempt from such regulation under
    either the Private College Act or the Academic Degree Act
    solely for the reason that the educational institution was
    in operation on the effective date of either the Private
    College Act or the Academic Degree Act or (ii) is regulated
    by the State Board of Education.
        (4) Any institution and the franchisees of that
    institution that exclusively offer a program of study in
    income tax theory or return preparation at a total contract
    price of no more than $400, provided that the total annual
    enrollment of the institution for all such courses of
    instruction exceeds 500 students and further provided that
    the total contract price for all instruction offered to a
    student in any one calendar year does not exceed $3,000.
        (5) Any person or organization selling mediated
    instruction products through a media, such as tapes,
    compact discs, digital video discs, or similar media, so
    long as the instruction is not intended to result in the
    acquisition of training for a specific employment field, is
    not intended to meet a qualification for licensure or
    certification in an employment field, or is not intended to
    provide credit that can be applied toward a certificate or
    degree program.
        (6) Schools with no physical presence in this State.
    Schools offering instruction or programs of study, but that
    have no physical presence in this State, are not required
    to receive Board approval. Such an institution must not be
    considered not to have a physical presence in this State
    unless it has received a written finding from the Board
    that it has a limited physical presence. In determining
    whether an institution has no physical presence, the Board
    shall require all of the following:
            (A) Evidence of authorization to operate in at
        least one other state and that the school is in good
        standing with that state's authorizing agency.
            (B) Evidence that the school has a means of
        receiving and addressing student complaints in
        compliance with any federal or state requirements.
            (C) Evidence that the institution is providing no
        instruction in this State.
            (D) Evidence that the institution is not providing
        core academic support services, including, but not
        limited to, admissions, evaluation, assessment,
        registration, financial aid, academic scheduling, and
        faculty hiring and support in this State.
        (7) A school or program within a school that
    exclusively provides yoga instruction, yoga teacher
    training, or both.
(Source: P.A. 97-650, eff. 2-1-12.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2017