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 Bill Status of SB3047  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  GROW STEM TEACHERS ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Andy Manar - Kimberly A. Lightford - Iris Y. Martinez - Thomas Cullerton - Wm. Sam McCann, Jacqueline Y. Collins and Cristina Castro

House Sponsors
(Rep. John Connor - Stephanie A. Kifowit)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Act. Requires a public university to waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus housing costs of a student who agrees to pursue a minimum of a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics for a teaching occupation that includes, but is not limited to, mathematics, natural sciences, or career and vocational education in the areas of technology teacher, industrial arts teacher, trade teacher, health care teacher, or information technology teacher and maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Provides that the student shall agree to fully reimburse the public university if the student fails to teach at least 3 years at an Illinois high school or at least 5 years at an Illinois public institution of higher education. Provides for funding. Requires the Board of Higher Education to adopt rules it determines are necessary for the administration of the Act. Effective July 1, 2020.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that funding for the Act shall be subject to appropriation, rather than subject to ongoing appropriation.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with the following change. Requires a public institution of higher education to waive any tuition and fees for a student who is a licensed Illinois teacher with a master's degree and who (i) agrees to pursue up to a maximum of 18 graduate hours necessary to qualify the student to teach dual credit consistent with applicable accreditation and State standards for dual credit faculty, and (ii) agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of higher education for any waived tuition or fees if the student fails to teach at least 3 years at a high school located in this State after the completion of the graduate hours. Effective July 1, 2020.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 3 with the following changes. Requires a public institution of higher education to waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus costs of a student who agrees to pursue a minimum of a bachelor's degree in agriculture for a teaching occupation in the area of agriculture education. For the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Program, adds a requirement that a student must teach at a hard-to-staff school, as determined by the Board of Higher Education. Requires a public institution of higher education to waive any tuition and fees for a student who is a licensed Illinois teacher with a master's degree and who (i) agrees to pursue up to a maximum of 18 graduate hours necessary to qualify the student to teach dual credit consistent with applicable accreditation and State standards for dual credit faculty and (ii) agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of higher education for any waived tuition or fees if the student fails to teach at least 5 years at a high school located in this State after the completion of the graduate hours. Changes the effective date from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2019.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 5
Adds a provision providing that a public institution of higher education shall waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus housing costs for a student in the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Program and waive any tuition and fees for a student in the Grow Your Own Dual Credit Teachers Program only if funds are appropriated to the Board of Higher Education under the Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  2/15/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/21/2018SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  2/27/2018SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  2/28/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/6/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  3/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/13/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/11/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 013-000-000
  4/11/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2018
  4/11/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/12/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  4/19/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  4/19/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Higher Education
  4/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Postponed - Higher Education
  4/24/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/24/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2018
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Higher Education
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 010-001-000
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 007-000-000
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 5 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 5 Referred to Assignments
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 5 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  4/26/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Manar
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Manar
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 5 Adopted; Manar
  4/26/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 038-005-000
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/27/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/27/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/27/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/27/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/8/2018HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  5/18/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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