Bill Status of SB1624  96th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dan Kotowski - Michael Noland - Toi W. Hutchinson - Michael W. Frerichs - Michael Bond, Bill Brady, J. Bradley Burzynski, Linda Holmes, Edward D. Maloney, Emil Jones, III and Randall M. Hultgren

House Sponsors
(Rep. Mark L. Walker - Mike Fortner, Jehan A. Gordon, Eddie Washington, Emily McAsey and Al Riley)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/7/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0133

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Higher Education Veterans Service Act. Requires all public colleges and universities to conduct a survey of the services and programs that are provided for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families, at each of their respective campuses; sets forth the survey requirements. Requires each public college and university to appoint a Coordinator of Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services on each campus of the college or university that has an onsite, daily, full-time student headcount above 1,000 students; sets forth requirements concerning the coordinator. Provides that the Board of Higher Education and the Department of Veterans' Affairs may issue a best practices report to highlight those programs and services that are most beneficial to veterans and active duty military personnel. Sets forth additional provisions concerning a college's or university's best efforts and the fiscal impact of programs and services. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
 There will only be a minor fiscal impact on the Department of Veterans' Affairs as a result of SB 1624. The only immeasurable cost the Department will incur is for CMS man hours to post the surveys on the Department's Internet home page.

 Fiscal Note (Board of Higher Education)
 The Board of Higher Education (IBHE) contacted the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and surveyed all nine public universities to gather cost estimates of SB 1624. IBHE received a response from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association and six public universities. Three public universities did not respond. Two public universities acknowledged that additional costs would be involved, but estimated that those costs would be minimal as most of the activities are already underway. Four universities provided cost estimates ranging from $36,000 to $115,600. The four largest expenditures included salaries, retirement and insurance, online offerings, and contractual services. Salary adjustments were provided when existing employees would be utilized to serve as the Coordinators. One institution would continue to use the Office of Financial Aid as the primary contact if additional funding is not provided. Community college costs are expected to vary by campus depending on current levels of services and implementation plans.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dan Kotowski
  2/19/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2009SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  2/26/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  2/26/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  2/26/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  2/27/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Bond
  3/5/2009SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 008-000-000
  3/5/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 6, 2009
  3/5/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Brady
  3/30/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/30/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 31, 2009
  4/1/2009Senate3/5 Vote Required
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. J. Bradley Burzynski
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Randall M. Hultgren
  4/1/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-001
  4/1/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/1/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  4/22/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 005-000-000
  4/22/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2009HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/23/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2009HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  5/6/2009HouseFiscal Note Filed
  5/6/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/6/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  5/14/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  5/14/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  6/12/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  8/7/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  8/7/2009SenateEffective Date August 7, 2009
  8/7/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0133