Full Text of HB5383 101st General Assembly
HB5383 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Michael T. Marron - Norine K. Hammond - Avery Bourne - Patrick Windhorst
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Public Community College Act. Establishes the workforce
education strategic plan committee to: (1) study the requirements for
awards, grants, or scholarships of federal or State college and career
funding programs; (2) review the postsecondary courses of study for which
funding may be awarded; (3) determine whether the courses of study for
which funding may be awarded include programs that award diplomas,
technical certificates, industry recognized certifications, credentials,
or degrees, other than a baccalaureate degree, or an apprenticeship
program; and (4) submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual
strategic plan with recommendations related to its findings. Contains
provisions relating to committee membership, meetings, and administrative
support. Repeals the provisions on January 1, 2027.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Public Community College Act is amended by
adding Section 2-27 as follows:
(110 ILCS 805/2-27 new)
Workforce education strategic plan committee.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship program
registered under the federal National Apprenticeship Act (29
U.S.C. 50 et seq.) or another federal apprenticeship program
administered by the United States Department of Labor.
"Committee" means the workforce education strategic plan
committee formed under this Section.
"Pell grant" means the federal financial aid program
established by 20 U.S.C. 1070a.
(b) The workforce education strategic plan committee is
(1) Study the requirements for awards, grants, or
scholarships under the Pell grant program, the federal Carl
D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act, the
federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the
federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
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program, State workforce development and training
programs, and other federal or State college and career
(2) Review the postsecondary courses of study for which
funding described in paragraph (1) may be awarded.
(3) Determine whether the courses of study for which
funding described in paragraph (1) may be awarded include
programs that award diplomas, technical certificates,
industry recognized certifications, credentials, or
degrees, other than a baccalaureate degree, or an
(4) Submit, not later than January 1 of each year, to
the Governor and the General Assembly an annual strategic
plan with recommendations related to its findings under
this subsection, including, but not limited to,
recommendations relating to:
(A) statutory changes to better align Illinois law
with today's markets for workforce-oriented degrees
(B) creating institutional support for
employer-educator coordination in Illinois; and
(C) coordinating the credentialing work done by
different colleges and universities.
(c) The committee shall consist of 10 members appointed by
the Governor, including at least one member representing each
of the following: a public community college, a public
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university, a private college or university, and a public high
school. The committee members shall select a chairperson and
vice chairperson from the members of the committee. If a
vacancy occurs on the committee, the vacancy shall be filled in
the same manner as the original appointment. Committee members
shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for
their expenses incurred in performing their duties, subject to
The affirmative votes of a majority of the members
appointed to the committee are required for the committee to
take action on any measure, including annual strategic plans.
(d) The committee shall meet at least quarterly in the City
of Chicago or the City of Springfield.
(e) The State Board shall provide administrative and other
support to the committee. Subject to appropriation, the
committee may employ a consultant to assist the committee with
(f) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2027.