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 Bill Status of SB3081  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-TRANSFER-FEE WAIVER

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Celina Villanueva - Mike Simmons, Adriane Johnson, Mary Edly-Allen, Doris Turner, Cristina Castro, Emil Jones, III and Kimberly A. Lightford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Katie Stuart - Kimberly Du Buclet)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/15/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 144, par. 29
110 ILCS 520/8efrom Ch. 144, par. 658e
110 ILCS 660/5-85
110 ILCS 665/10-85
110 ILCS 670/15-85
110 ILCS 675/20-85
110 ILCS 680/25-85
110 ILCS 685/30-85
110 ILCS 690/35-85


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Provides that the governing board of each public university shall waive any admissions application fee for a student transferring from a public community college in this State if the transferring student is enrolled in the last semester of a degree program and is on schedule to graduate with a degree. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Provides that the governing board of each public university shall provide all Illinois students transferring from a public community college in this State with the university's undergraduate transfer admissions application fee waiver policy and, if such a policy exists, any application or forms necessary to apply for a fee waiver as part of the university's transfer admissions process. Provides that the governing board of each public university is encouraged to develop a policy to automatically waive the undergraduate transfer admissions application fee for low-income Illinois students transferring from a public community college in this State. Provides that the governing board of each public university shall post this policy in an easily accessible place on the university's Internet website. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that, beginning with the 2025-2026 academic year (instead of the 2024-2025 academic year), each public university (instead of the governing board of each public university) shall provide all Illinois students transferring from a public community college in this State with the university's undergraduate transfer admissions application fee waiver policy and, if such a policy exists, any application or forms necessary to apply for a fee waiver as part of the university's transfer admissions process. Makes conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/2/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Celina Villanueva
  2/2/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/2/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2024SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  2/21/2024SenatePostponed - Higher Education
  3/8/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Celina Villanueva
  3/8/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/13/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended Higher Education; 011-000-000
  3/13/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2024
  4/2/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Celina Villanueva
  4/2/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
  4/10/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 011-000-000
  4/10/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/10/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2024
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/11/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/11/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/12/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/15/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly Du Buclet

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