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 Bill Status of HB3447  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-TUITION REDUCTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Anthony DeLuca - Michael Halpin, Brandon W. Phelps, Linda Chapa LaVia, Silvana Tabares, Michael J. Zalewski and Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/16/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

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.

Actions 
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

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