Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that after June 1, 2012 persons may not be nominated for General Assembly scholarships and that General Assembly scholarships may not be awarded after that date unless the nomination is made prior to that date. Prevents both second nominations for any lapsed General Assembly scholarship and nominating persons to the unused or unexpired parts of any vacated General Assembly scholarship after June 1, 2012. Effective immediately.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
No land conveyances are included in this bill, therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.
HB 3810 will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
This bill does not have any significant, direct fiscal impact. Because public universities absorb the cost of tuition for those awarded a General Assembly scholarship, the elimination of this award will end the cost burden of the scholarship for State universities.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.
Fiscal Note (State Board of Education)
HB 3810 does not have a direct fiscal impact on the State. General Assembly Scholarships are actual waivers of tuition at the State universities and do not require an appropriation from the State. However, according to data from 11 of the 12 State universities impacted by General Assembly Scholarships, in aggregate, $9.3 million in tuition has been waived in the 2011-2012 school year (not including summer 2012 tuition waivers). During the 2010-2011 school year, 11 of 12 State universities reported $13.4 million in tuition had been waived.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 3810 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
There are no penalty enhancements associated with HB 3810. The bill would have no fiscal or population impact on the Department.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
HB 3810 does not create a State mandate.
Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code and the Board of Higher Education Act. Deletes provisions concerning General Assembly scholarships (other than the captions to these provisions). Provides that before September 1, 2012, each member of the General Assembly may nominate persons to receive a scholarship or certificate of scholarship under the General Assembly scholarship provisions as they existed before the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that a person nominated to receive or awarded such a scholarship or certificate before September 1, 2012 is entitled to the scholarship under the terms of the General Assembly scholarship provisions as they existed before the effective date of the amendatory Act and other provisions of the School Code. Creates the Tuition and Fee Waiver Task Force to conduct a thorough review and evaluation of the tuition and fee waiver programs offered by public institutions of higher education as well as the findings and recommendations made by the Board of Higher Education in its tuition and fee waiver report. Sets forth provisions concerning the members of the task force, the task force's duties, public hearings, and administrative support. Requires the task force to submit a report setting forth its review and evaluation of the tuition and fee waiver programs offered by public institutions of higher education on or before April 15, 2013 to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Board. Provides that upon filing its reports, the task force is dissolved. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the Tuition and Fee Waiver Task Force shall consist of 2 members (instead of one member) appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate and 2 members (instead of one member) appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.