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 Bill Status of SB1791  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-GOLDEN APPLE SCHOLAR

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez - Andy Manar and Daniel Biss

House Sponsors
(Rep. Mary E. Flowers  and Camille Y. Lilly)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0533

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 947/52


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act with respect to the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program. Provides that the transition period for the consolidation of the Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program and the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program into one program shall end no later than the last day (instead of end on the last day) of the 2013 fiscal year. Provides that no later than the last day of the 2013 fiscal year, the Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program shall no longer exist as a separate existing program. Provides that during the transition period, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission may (instead of shall) establish rules. Provides that for Fiscal Year 2013 and any subsequent fiscal year (instead of just for Fiscal Year 2013), the entire appropriation under these provisions shall be designated for the Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching. For Fiscal Year 2014 and for each fiscal year thereafter, provides that all amounts appropriated to the Commission for the Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching shall be used by the Golden Apple Foundation for the Golden Apple Scholars for Illinois Program or for such other purposes and programs as are determined by the Golden Apple Foundation for the Foundation's stated purposes and to develop and support teacher excellence in this State, especially in schools of need; requires the Auditor General to prepare an annual audit. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.562
625 ILCS 5/3-648

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act with respect to the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program. Provides that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall administer the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, which shall be managed by the Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching pursuant to the terms of a grant agreement meeting the requirements of the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act. Makes changes concerning the award of a Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program scholarship to qualified students, the consolidation of the Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program and the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, the award of grant funds to the Foundation, the distribution of scholarship funds, the maximum amount of a scholarship, ineligibility for scholarship assistance, applications for scholarship assistance, appropriations for scholarships, administration, the teaching obligation agreement, repayment of a scholarship, reporting to the Commission, and an annual audit. Amends the State Finance Act and the Illinois Vehicle Code to change references from the Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarship Fund to the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Fund and to make changes concerning the appropriation of moneys from the Fund. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/5/2013SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/6/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/13/2013SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/19/2013SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 012-000-000
  3/19/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2013
  3/20/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  3/21/2013SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2013
  4/15/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/15/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 011-000-000
  4/17/2013SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/17/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Martinez
  4/17/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 18, 2013
  4/23/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  4/24/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/25/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/29/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/29/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/29/2013HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  5/8/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 012-000-000
  5/9/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2013HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2013
  5/26/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 109-000-000
  5/26/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/26/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  6/24/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2013SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2013SenateEffective Date August 23, 2013
  8/23/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0533

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