Synopsis As Introduced Amends the University of Illinois Act, Southern Illinois University Management Act, Chicago State University Law, Eastern Illinois University Law, Governors State University Law, Illinois State University Law, Northeastern Illinois University Law, Northern Illinois University Law, and Western Illinois University Law. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a student who meets the requisite requirements concerning being deemed an Illinois resident for tuition purposes is eligible to apply or receive consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or administered by the State, State agencies, public institutions, or the university, including scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board, tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, but excluding Monetary Award Program grants.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the amendatory language applies only to students who meet certain requirements for being a resident of Illinois but are not necessarily a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
SB 2196 has no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
No land conveyances are included in this bill, therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.
SB 2196 will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
SB 2196 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Fiscal Note (IL Student Assistance Commission)
The bill could have a small impact on the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) program. A federal pilot program has allowed some people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status to enlist in the U.S. military. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission does not have information on how many, if any, Illinois residents have taken advantage of this option, but if so, and if SB 2196 were approved, these undocumented individuals might thereafter meet the requirements to qualify for IVG. If so, there could be a small increase in costs borne by public universities since they are not currently reimbursed for the tuition and mandatory fees waived under IVG. The total impact from this change on public universities, if any, would be expected to be small.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
The bill does not have an impact on a balanced budget based on the assumption that there will be no changes to the current state funding levels.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.