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Full Text of HB4265  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 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Public
5Higher Education Act.
6    Section 3. Intent. It is the intent of the General
7Assembly that the requirements set forth in this Act should
8apply equally to each public institution of higher education
9in this State and to the governing board of each public
10institution of higher education in this State.
11    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
12    "Governing board of each public institution of higher
13education" means the Board of Trustees of the University of
14Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois
15University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University,
16the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the
17Board of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of
18Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees
19of Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of
20Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western
21Illinois University, and the board of trustees of each
22community college district in this State.



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1    "Public institution of higher education" means the
2University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago
3State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
4University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
5University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois
6University, a public community college in this State, or any
7other public university, college, or community college now or
8hereafter established or authorized by the General Assembly.
9    Section 10. Non-binary option on documents and forms.
10    (a) Beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, all
11documents and forms issued by a public institution of higher
12education that ask a student to identify the student's gender
13or biological sex must offer the student the option to select
14"non-binary" in addition to the option to select "male" or
16    (b) The requirements under subsection (a) apply to all
17documents and forms, including applications for admission,
18that are issued by the public institution of higher education,
19whether in an electronic format or paper format.
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.