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Public Act 91-0792

SB1589 Enrolled                                LRB9111413NTks

    AN ACT to amend the Board  of  Higher  Education  Act  by
changing Section 9.24.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Board of Higher Education Act is  amended
by changing Section 9.24 as follows:

    (110 ILCS 205/9.24)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2000)
    Sec.  9.24.  Sports  Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics.
For the purpose of attaining gender equity in intercollegiate
athletics, public institutions of higher education may grant,
in addition to any such amounts previously authorized by  the
Board,  tuition  waivers in an amount not to exceed 1% of all
tuition income.  Intercollegiate athletics, for  purposes  of
this  Section,  shall include only those sports sanctioned by
the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National
Association  of  Intercollegiate  Athletics,  but  shall  not
include club sports.
    Before  issuing   any   such   tuition   waiver,   public
institutions of higher education shall place on file with the
Board  a  plan for achieving gender equity in intercollegiate
athletics.  The plan shall include, but not be limited to:
         (1)  intercollegiate sports opportunities  available
    to both men and women;
         (2)  activities  to be undertaken by the institution
    to achieve gender equity in intercollegiate athletics;
         (3)  identification of the barriers to achieving and
    maintaining    equitable     intercollegiate     athletic
    opportunities for men and women;
         (4)  progress   in   achieving   sports   equity  in
    compliance with Title IX of the Education  Amendments  of
    1972; and
         (5)  the use of tuition waivers for attaining gender
    equity in intercollegiate sports.
    The  Board  shall  report  every 3 2 years to the General
Assembly and the Governor, on or before the second  Wednesday
of April December, beginning in 2002 1995, with a description
of  the  plans submitted by each public institution of higher
education  relative  to  attainment  of  gender   equity   in
intercollegiate  sports.   The report shall include financial
data on tuition waivers and  other  intercollegiate  athletic
expenditures  for  men  and  women,  the effectiveness of the
plans, and the degree of compliance  with  Title  IX  of  the
Higher Education Act of 1965.
    This Section is repealed on December 31, 2000.
(Source: P.A. 89-166, eff. 7-19-95; 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

    Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

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