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 Bill Status of HB3447  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Anthony DeLuca - Michael Halpin, Brandon W. Phelps, Linda Chapa LaVia, Silvana Tabares, Michael J. Zalewski, Mary E. Flowers, Natalie A. Manley, Daniel V. Beiser, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Frances Ann Hurley, Justin Slaughter, Jay Hoffman, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Rita Mayfield, Camille Y. Lilly and Jerry Costello, II

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Tuition Reduction Act. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, requires each public university located in this State to reimburse its full-time resident undergraduate students a portion of the tuition charged in the form of a grant applied directly to a student's financial aid account. Provides that to determine the per-pupil grant amount, the university shall calculate the difference, if any, between the current fiscal year's aggregate appropriations to the university and fiscal year 2015's aggregate appropriations to the university and divide that amount by the number of students enrolled in the previous academic year. Provides that 50% of this calculation then equals the per-pupil grant amount, to be awarded to currently enrolled students to reduce their tuition costs (unless the current fiscal year's aggregate appropriations to the university are equal to or less than fiscal year 2015's aggregate appropriations). Requires each university to annually report updated estimates of the total amount in grants awarded in an academic year to the Governor and the appropriate committees of the General Assembly. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Board of Higher Education)
 House Bill 3447 directs each public university in Illinois to calculate a per-pupil tuition grant reimbursement for its full-time resident undergraduate student population. The formula for this calculation is the difference between the current fiscal year's (Fiscal Year 2017) aggregate appropriations to each university and the Fiscal Year 2015 aggregate appropriations. In the absence of a definition for "aggregate appropriations" the Illinois Board of Higher Education assumes the term includes all direct operations and grants appropriations that are not restricted; this does not include restricted funds such as student financial aid, capital projects, research, retirement contributions, and other purposes. Under current fiscal conditions, there will be no per-pupil grant awards since the difference between Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2015 is less than zero.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Provides that the terms of the Act only apply to appropriations to public universities for operations. Changes the year with which to compare a university's appropriations from 2015 to 2002. Provides that the tuition grant shall be determined by dividing the differences in appropriations by the number of students enrolled on the 10th day of the previous academic year (rather than divided by the number of students enrolled in the previous academic year). Provides that if the General Assembly increases funding for each university for 4 consecutive years, the Board of Higher Education shall report to the General Assembly on whether or not the Act should be repealed. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/10/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2017HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  3/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/15/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 015-004-000
  3/16/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/23/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/18/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/18/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 010-003-000
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/26/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  4/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed
  4/28/2017HouseThird Reading - Consideration Postponed
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/2/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  5/28/2017HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed
  5/28/2017HouseThird Reading - Consideration Postponed
  5/28/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/31/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017

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