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 Bill Status of HB4201  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HIGHER ED-BENEFITS NAVIGATOR

House Sponsors
Rep. Maurice A. West, II

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas, Robert Peters, Mike Simmons and Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/7/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-1045

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.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Makes changes to the definition of "benefits navigator". Requires the institution of higher education (rather than the board of trustees) to designate (rather than employ) a benefits navigator who has a detailed understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit (rather than benefits) programs and campuswide and community resource support (rather than a detailed understanding of eligibility requirements for benefits programs and how to apply for assistance under benefits programs). Removes the requirement that the Department of Human Services provide training guidance and support. Requires the statewide consortium to be facilitated by the Board of Higher Education. Makes related changes. Effective January 1, 2023.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
In the provisions amending the Public Community College Act, makes changes limiting the statewide consortium to community colleges. Provides that the Illinois Community College Board (instead of the Board of Higher Education) shall facilitate the consortium.

Actions 
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
  2/14/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  2/14/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/16/2022HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 010-000-000
  2/17/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  2/24/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 009-000-000
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/3/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
  3/4/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/4/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  3/4/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/4/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  3/23/2022SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 009-002-000
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  3/23/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 24, 2022
  3/29/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-009-000
  3/29/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/18/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/19/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  6/7/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  6/7/2022HouseEffective Date January 1, 2023
  6/7/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-1045

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