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 Bill Status of SB2846  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-TUITION & FEE WAIVERS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro - Iris Y. Martinez - John J. Cullerton - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Emil Jones, III, David Koehler, Omar Aquino, John G. Mulroe, Kimberly A. Lightford, Antonio Muñoz, Karen McConnaughay and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/18/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/8from Ch. 23, par. 5008


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Makes post-secondary education tuition and fee waivers available to youth for whom the Department of Children and Family Services has court-ordered legal responsibility, youth who aged out of care at age 18 or older, or youth formerly under care who have been adopted and were the subject of an adoption assistance agreement or who have been placed in private guardianship and were the subject of a subsidized guardianship agreement. Requires applicants to have earned a high school diploma from an accredited institution or a high school equivalency certificate or have met the State criteria for high school graduation before the start of the school year for which they are applying for the waivers. Limits the tuition and fee waivers to persons under the age of 26 and provides that waivers shall be available to a student for at least the first 5 years the student is enrolled in a community college, university, or college maintained by the State. Provides that the age requirement and 5-year cap on tuition and fee waivers shall be waived and eligibility extended for applicants or students who were unable to enroll in a qualifying post-secondary school or complete an academic term because the student: (i) was called into active duty with the United States Armed Forces; (ii) was deployed for service in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; or (iii) volunteered in the Peace Corps or the AmeriCorps. Permits the Department to provide the student with a stipend to cover maintenance and school expenses during the academic years to supplement the student's earnings. Requires the Department to develop outreach programs to ensure qualifying youths are aware of the availability of the tuition and fee waivers.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 505/8
Adds reference to:
110 ILCS 947/65.105 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to receive and consider applications for grants for high risk students formerly in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services. Provides that an applicant is eligible for a grant if, among other conditions, he or she is a youth for whom the Department has court-ordered legal responsibility, a youth who aged out of care at age 18 or older, or a youth formerly under care who has been adopted and was the subject of an adoption assistance agreement or who has been placed in private guardianship and was the subject of a subsidized guardianship agreement. Sets forth provisions concerning the amount and payment of grant assistance, the automatic renewal of grants, administration, and rulemaking.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  2/13/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/13/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/21/2018SenateAssigned to Human Services
  2/23/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  2/27/2018SenatePostponed - Human Services
  2/28/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/1/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/14/2018SenatePostponed - Human Services
  4/11/2018SenatePostponed - Human Services
  4/11/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/13/2018SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 27, 2018
  4/17/2018SenatePostponed - Human Services
  4/18/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/18/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/18/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/24/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Services; 006-002-000
  4/24/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  4/24/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/24/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2018
  4/25/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  4/25/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-015-000
  4/25/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/25/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/26/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/7/2018HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  5/18/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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