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 Bill Status of HB2928  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  RELIEVE COLLEGE COSTS PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi - Carol Ammons - Mary E. Flowers - LaToya Greenwood, Amy Grant, Lakesia Collins, Cyril Nichols, La Shawn K. Ford, Maurice A. West, II, Jonathan Carroll, Dan Brady, Camille Y. Lilly, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Chris Bos, Patrick Windhorst, Dave Severin, Martin J. Moylan, Anthony DeLuca and Denyse Wang Stoneback

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John F. Curran - Bill Cunningham)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Relieve College Costs Pilot Program Act. Creates a pilot program for a 4-year degree pathway based on texts that served as the core foundational basis for western civilization and the Enlightenment, under which one public high school, one public community college, and one public university shall develop a competency-based baccalaureate degree program for a Fundamental Issues and Texts Humanities Degree. Includes as goals of the program: (1) preparing students with skills relating to critical thinking, problem solving, rational inquiry, and oral and written communication needed for employment or further graduate study; (2) using open educational resources if available; (3) using online course options if available to reduce costs; (4) identifying pathway courses to promote dual credit course enrollment in the participating high school; and (5) having a $20,000 maximum tuition rate for the entirety of the degree pathway. Contains provisions concerning a program director, the curriculum, open educational resources, reporting, and rulemaking. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
In provisions concerning the panel created by the State Board of Education, Illinois Community College Board, and Board of Higher Education, requires the panel to seek and identify initiatives to support the use of foundational materials and original sources that reside in the public domain or open educational resource materials in support of the degree program (rather than only to seek and identify initiatives to support the use of open educational resource materials). Provides that the panel is dissolved on January 31, 2023. Provides that a public institution, at the request of its board of trustees, must highlight the courses that use low-cost digital or print options for students (rather than courses that may have a lost-cost option for print versions).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/18/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 010-000-000
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 009-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  4/22/2021HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/22/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/29/2021SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John F. Curran
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham

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