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 Bill Status of SB3771  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-EXONERATED GRANTS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ram Villivalam and Mary Edly-Allen

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kevin John Olickal)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/15/2024HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 947/62
735 ILCS 5/2-702


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act with respect to grants for exonerated persons. Provides that a grant applicant need not be a resident of this State at the time of enrollment. Provides that, beginning no later than the 2025-2026 academic year, if an exonerated person has been found by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to qualify for a grant and the exonerated person has not yet exhausted the benefits for which the exonerated person is eligible, the exonerated person may designate one or more dependents to use any unexpended portion of the benefits for which the exonerated person is eligible, up to the total benefit for which the exonerated person is eligible. Provides that the combined benefit used by the exonerated person and any designated dependents may not exceed the total benefit for which the exonerated person is eligible. Provides that if funding is insufficient to serve all applicants, the Commission may prioritize applicants who have been exonerated over applicants who are dependents of exonerated individuals. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. In provisions concerning a petition for a certificate of innocence, provides that the clerk of the circuit court shall provide to a person whose records were expunged and sealed information about grants for exonerated persons and their dependents under the Higher Education Student Assistance Act and the address of the Internet website of the Commission, where additional information about the grants may be obtained.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
  2/9/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2024SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/6/2024SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 011-000-000
  3/6/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2024
  3/14/2024SenateSecond Reading
  3/14/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 20, 2024
  4/9/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-012-000
  4/9/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/9/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
  4/10/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/10/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/15/2024HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee

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