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 Bill Status of HB4201  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Maurice A. West, II

Higher Education Committee Hearing Jan 19 2022 3:00PM Virtual Room 3 Springfield, IL

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2022HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 305/160 new
110 ILCS 520/135 new
110 ILCS 660/5-245 new
110 ILCS 665/10-245 new
110 ILCS 670/15-245 new
110 ILCS 675/20-250 new
110 ILCS 680/25-245 new
110 ILCS 685/30-255 new
110 ILCS 690/35-250 new
110 ILCS 805/3-29.20 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. Requires the governing board of each public university and community college district to employ a benefits navigator for the purpose of helping students at the institution of higher education apply for and receive assistance from benefits programs; defines "benefits program". Requires the governing board (i) to provide training for the benefits navigator, with training guidance and support provided by the Department of Human Services, (ii) participate in a statewide consortium with other public institutions of higher education for the purpose of facilitating communication between benefits navigators at different institutions and developing best practices for benefits navigators, and (iii) develop an internal process to enable students to provide feedback and recommendations on how the institution can better assist students in determining eligibility for benefits programs and applying for assistance under benefits programs. Sets forth the duties of a benefits navigator. Effective January 1, 2023.

DateChamber Action
  11/1/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  1/5/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2022HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee

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