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Full Text of HB4201  102nd General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
5adding Section 160 as follows:
 
6    (110 ILCS 305/160 new)
7    Sec. 160. Benefits navigator.
8    (a) In this Section:
9    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
10by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
11University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
12identify campuswide and community resource support.
13    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
14program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
15the basis of need.
16    (b) The University shall:
17        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
18    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
19    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
20        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
21        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
22    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
23    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of

 

 

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1    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
2    different institutions and developing best practices for
3    benefits navigators.
4    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
5shall:
6        (1) assist students at the University in determining
7    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
8    campuswide and community resource support;
9        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
10    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
11    navigators at other public institutions of higher
12    education for the purpose of collecting data and
13    developing best practices for helping students apply for
14    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
15        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
16    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
17    to support students at the University.
18    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
19navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
20internal process to enable students at the University to
21provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
22better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
23programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
24    Section 10. The Southern Illinois University Management
25Act is amended by adding Section 135 as follows:
 

 

 

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1    (110 ILCS 520/135 new)
2    Sec. 135. Benefits navigator.
3    (a) In this Section:
4    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
5by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
6University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
7identify campuswide and community resource support.
8    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
9program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
10the basis of need.
11    (b) The University shall:
12        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
13    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
14    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
15        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
16        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
17    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
18    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
19    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
20    different institutions and developing best practices for
21    benefits navigators.
22    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
23shall:
24        (1) assist students at the University in determining
25    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying

 

 

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1    campuswide and community resource support;
2        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
3    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
4    navigators at other public institutions of higher
5    education for the purpose of collecting data and
6    developing best practices for helping students apply for
7    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
8        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
9    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
10    to support students at the University.
11    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
12navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
13internal process to enable students at the University to
14provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
15better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
16programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
17    Section 15. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
18adding Section 5-245 as follows:
 
19    (110 ILCS 660/5-245 new)
20    Sec. 5-245. Benefits navigator.
21    (a) In this Section:
22    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
23by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
24University determine eligibility for benefit programs and

 

 

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1identify campuswide and community resource support.
2    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
3program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
4the basis of need.
5    (b) The University shall:
6        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
7    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
8    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
9        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
10        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
11    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
12    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
13    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
14    different institutions and developing best practices for
15    benefits navigators.
16    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
17shall:
18        (1) assist students at the University in determining
19    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
20    campuswide and community resource support;
21        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
22    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
23    navigators at other public institutions of higher
24    education for the purpose of collecting data and
25    developing best practices for helping students apply for
26    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and

 

 

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1        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
2    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
3    to support students at the University.
4    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
5navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
6internal process to enable students at the University to
7provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
8better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
9programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
10    Section 20. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
11by adding Section 10-245 as follows:
 
12    (110 ILCS 665/10-245 new)
13    Sec. 10-245. Benefits navigator.
14    (a) In this Section:
15    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
16by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
17University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
18identify campuswide and community resource support.
19    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
20program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
21the basis of need.
22    (b) The University shall:
23        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
24    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit

 

 

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1    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
2        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
3        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
4    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
5    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
6    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
7    different institutions and developing best practices for
8    benefits navigators.
9    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
10shall:
11        (1) assist students at the University in determining
12    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
13    campuswide and community resource support;
14        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
15    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
16    navigators at other public institutions of higher
17    education for the purpose of collecting data and
18    developing best practices for helping students apply for
19    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
20        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
21    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
22    to support students at the University.
23    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
24navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
25internal process to enable students at the University to
26provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can

 

 

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1better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
2programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
3    Section 25. The Governors State University Law is amended
4by adding Section 15-245 as follows:
 
5    (110 ILCS 670/15-245 new)
6    Sec. 15-245. Benefits navigator.
7    (a) In this Section:
8    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
9by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
10University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
11identify campuswide and community resource support.
12    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
13program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
14the basis of need.
15    (b) The University shall:
16        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
17    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
18    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
19        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
20        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
21    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
22    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
23    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
24    different institutions and developing best practices for

 

 

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1    benefits navigators.
2    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
3shall:
4        (1) assist students at the University in determining
5    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
6    campuswide and community resource support;
7        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
8    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
9    navigators at other public institutions of higher
10    education for the purpose of collecting data and
11    developing best practices for helping students apply for
12    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
13        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
14    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
15    to support students at the University.
16    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
17navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
18internal process to enable students at the University to
19provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
20better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
21programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
22    Section 30. The Illinois State University Law is amended
23by adding Section 20-250 as follows:
 
24    (110 ILCS 675/20-250 new)

 

 

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1    Sec. 20-250. Benefits navigator.
2    (a) In this Section:
3    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
4by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
5University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
6identify campuswide and community resource support.
7    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
8program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
9the basis of need.
10    (b) The University shall:
11        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
12    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
13    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
14        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
15        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
16    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
17    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
18    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
19    different institutions and developing best practices for
20    benefits navigators.
21    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
22shall:
23        (1) assist students at the University in determining
24    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
25    campuswide and community resource support;
26        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of

 

 

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1    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
2    navigators at other public institutions of higher
3    education for the purpose of collecting data and
4    developing best practices for helping students apply for
5    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
6        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
7    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
8    to support students at the University.
9    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
10navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
11internal process to enable students at the University to
12provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
13better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
14programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
15    Section 35. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
16amended by adding Section 25-245 as follows:
 
17    (110 ILCS 680/25-245 new)
18    Sec. 25-245. Benefits navigator.
19    (a) In this Section:
20    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
21by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
22University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
23identify campuswide and community resource support.
24    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local

 

 

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1program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
2the basis of need.
3    (b) The University shall:
4        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
5    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
6    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
7        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
8        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
9    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
10    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
11    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
12    different institutions and developing best practices for
13    benefits navigators.
14    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
15shall:
16        (1) assist students at the University in determining
17    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
18    campuswide and community resource support;
19        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
20    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
21    navigators at other public institutions of higher
22    education for the purpose of collecting data and
23    developing best practices for helping students apply for
24    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
25        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
26    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,

 

 

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1    to support students at the University.
2    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
3navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
4internal process to enable students at the University to
5provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
6better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
7programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
8    Section 40. The Northern Illinois University Law is
9amended by adding Section 30-255 as follows:
 
10    (110 ILCS 685/30-255 new)
11    Sec. 30-255. Benefits navigator.
12    (a) In this Section:
13    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
14by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
15University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
16identify campuswide and community resource support.
17    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
18program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
19the basis of need.
20    (b) The University shall:
21        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
22    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
23    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
24        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and

 

 

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1        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
2    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
3    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
4    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
5    different institutions and developing best practices for
6    benefits navigators.
7    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
8shall:
9        (1) assist students at the University in determining
10    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
11    campuswide and community resource support;
12        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
13    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
14    navigators at other public institutions of higher
15    education for the purpose of collecting data and
16    developing best practices for helping students apply for
17    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
18        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
19    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
20    to support students at the University.
21    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
22navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
23internal process to enable students at the University to
24provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
25better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
26programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 

 

 

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1    Section 45. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
2by adding Section 35-250 as follows:
 
3    (110 ILCS 690/35-250 new)
4    Sec. 35-250. Benefits navigator.
5    (a) In this Section:
6    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
7by the University for the purpose of helping students at the
8University determine eligibility for benefit programs and
9identify campuswide and community resource support.
10    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
11program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
12the basis of need.
13    (b) The University shall:
14        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
15    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
16    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
17        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
18        (3) participate in a statewide consortium with other
19    public institutions of higher education, facilitated by
20    the Board of Higher Education, for the purpose of
21    facilitating communication between benefits navigators at
22    different institutions and developing best practices for
23    benefits navigators.
24    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section

 

 

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1shall:
2        (1) assist students at the University in determining
3    eligibility for benefit programs and identifying
4    campuswide and community resource support;
5        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
6    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
7    navigators at other public institutions of higher
8    education for the purpose of collecting data and
9    developing best practices for helping students apply for
10    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
11        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
12    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
13    to support students at the University.
14    (d) The University, in consultation with the benefits
15navigator designated under this Section, shall develop an
16internal process to enable students at the University to
17provide feedback and recommendations on how the University can
18better assist students in determining eligibility for benefit
19programs and applying for assistance under benefit programs.
 
20    Section 50. The Public Community College Act is amended by
21adding Section 3-29.20 as follows:
 
22    (110 ILCS 805/3-29.20 new)
23    Sec. 3-29.20. Benefits navigator.
24    (a) In this Section:

 

 

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1    "Benefits navigator" means an individual who is designated
2by a community college for the purpose of helping students at
3the community college determine eligibility for benefit
4programs and identify campuswide and community resource
5support.
6    "Benefit program" means any federal, State, or local
7program that provides assistance or benefits to individuals on
8the basis of need.
9    (b) A community college shall:
10        (1) designate a benefits navigator who has a detailed
11    understanding of eligibility requirements for benefit
12    programs and campuswide and community resource support;
13        (2) provide training for the benefits navigator; and
14        (3) participate in a statewide community college
15    consortium, facilitated by the State Board, for the
16    purpose of facilitating communication between benefits
17    navigators at different institutions and developing best
18    practices for benefits navigators.
19    (c) The benefits navigator designated under this Section
20shall:
21        (1) assist students at the community college in
22    determining eligibility for benefit programs and
23    identifying campuswide and community resource support;
24        (2) use the consortium under paragraph (3) of
25    subsection (b) of this Section to coordinate with benefits
26    navigators at other public institutions of higher

 

 

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1    education for the purpose of collecting data and
2    developing best practices for helping students apply for
3    and receive assistance from benefit programs; and
4        (3) coordinate and provide culturally specific
5    resources, including resources for non-English speakers,
6    to support students at the community college.
7    (d) The community college, in consultation with the
8benefits navigator designated under this Section, shall
9develop an internal process to enable students at the
10community college to provide feedback and recommendations on
11how the community college can better assist students in
12determining eligibility for benefit programs and applying for
13assistance under benefit programs.
 
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
151, 2023.