Bill Status of SB3526 98th General Assembly
Short Description: BD HIGHER ED-BIG 10 COMMISSION
Sen. Matt Murphy - Michael Connelly - Andy Manar - Napoleon Harris, III - Dan Kotowski and Thomas Cullerton
(Rep. Ron Sandack)
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amend the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board of Higher Education to establish a Big Ten Feasibility Study Commission to deliberate and determine the feasibility of having another public university in this State become a part of the Big Ten Conference and how this might be accomplished, while remaining revenue neutral to this State. Sets forth the membership of the Commission, and provides that members shall serve without compensation and without reimbursement for their expenses. Requires the Commission to meet within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, to hold public hearings, to invite witnesses of interest, to take testimony, and to file a report with the General Assembly and the Board on or before January 1, 2015. Dissolves the Commission upon filing of the report, and repeals these provisions on January 1, 2016. Effective immediately.