Bill Status of HB3465 93rd General Assembly
Short Description: SIU-2 SEPARATE UNIVERSITIES
Rep. Jay C. Hoffman - Thomas Holbrook - Steve Davis - Kurt M. Granberg - Ron Stephens
| 1/11/2005||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Southern Illinois University Management Act. Abolishes the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University. Provides that that part of Southern Illinois University associated with the Carbondale campus (except the School of Medicine) shall be known as Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and shall be under the governance and control of the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Provides that that part of Southern Illinois University associated with the Edwardsville campus (along with the School of Medicine) shall be known as Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and shall be under the governance and control of the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Makes corresponding changes in various Acts. Effective July 1, 2003.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes a provision that makes Southern Illinois University School of Medicine a part of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; makes related changes. Provides that the Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board shall include the President of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (instead of the President of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale). Provides that on July 1, 2005 (instead of July 1, 2003) the governance and control of Southern Illinois University shall pass to and rest within the new boards of trustees; makes related changes. Changes the effective date from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2005.
| ||Fiscal Note (Board of Higher Education)|
| ||Current state appropriations for the operation of the Office of the President of Southern Illinois University total $2.2 million. Once savings from the elimination of the Office of the President are realized, the annual state costs related to providing those services at Carbondale and Edwardsville could be up to $955,000. SIU currently has approximately $158 million in outstanding debt, including Housing System revenue bonds, Medical System bonds, and Certificates of Participation. The majority of this debt is secured with the bondholders and bond issuers with revenues from bond facilities on both campuses, and is not divisible between the two campuses. The two Universities would have to issue bonds to escrow some of this existing debt to comply with the provisions of HB 3465. While it is difficult to project the associated costs, SIU indicates that issuance costs could reach $2 million or more. This would not be an expenditure of state funds, but nonetheless represents an obligation to be covered by the two institutions. Large organizations receive benefits from financing risks through a self-insurance program. From among Illinois public universities, only the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University have self-insurance programs. The individual campuses may not have significant size to benefit from such a program, from which Southern Illinois University estimates its annual savings range from $2.5 million to $3.5 million.|
| ||Pension Note (Pension Laws Commission)|
| ||This legislation has no fiscal impact. |
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/28/2003||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jay C. Hoffman|| 2/28/2003||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook|| 2/28/2003||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steve Davis|| 2/28/2003||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kurt M. Granberg|| 2/28/2003||House||First Reading|| 2/28/2003||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 3/5/2003||House||Assigned to Higher Education Committee|| 3/13/2003||House||House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Higher Education Committee|| 3/13/2003||House||House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote|| 3/13/2003||House||Do Pass as Amended / Standard Debate Higher Education Committee; 007-005-000|| 3/13/2003||House||Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate|| 3/21/2003||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens|| 3/21/2003||House||Fiscal Note Filed|| 3/31/2003||House||Pension Note Filed|| 4/2/2003||House||Second Reading - Short Debate|| 4/2/2003||House||Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate|| 4/4/2003||House||Third Reading Deadline Extended - Rule 9(b); May 2, 2003|| 5/1/2003||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jay C. Hoffman|| 5/1/2003||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee|| 5/1/2003||House||House Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jay C. Hoffman|| 5/1/2003||House||House Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee|| 5/2/2003||House||Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b); May 31, 2003|| 5/23/2003||House||Third Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2003|| 6/1/2003||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|| 1/11/2005||House||Session Sine Die|