101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/14/2020___________, by
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Criminal History in College Applications Act. Prohibits a
college from inquiring about or considering an applicant's criminal history
information until after a provisional offer of admission has been made.
Sets forth provisions concerning multi-institution applications, criminal
history inquiries after a provisional offer of admission, an appeals
process, and the provision of information about education, licensing, and
employment barriers for people with criminal records.
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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:
This Act may be cited as the
Criminal History in College Applications Act.
In this Act:
"Applicant" means an individual who is seeking admission to
"College" means any public or private institution of higher
education authorized to confer degrees by the Board of Higher
Education, including a college or university, professional
school, or technical school.
"Conviction" means, with respect to a criminal offense, a
judgment of conviction or sentence entered upon a plea of
guilty or upon a verdict or finding of guilt, rendered by a
legally constituted jury or by a court in a case without a
jury. For purposes of this Act, (i) an order of supervision or
qualified probation, as defined in Section 5.2 of the Criminal
Identification Act, that has been discharged or dismissed, or
(ii) a juvenile adjudication shall not be deemed a conviction.
"Criminal history information" means any record regarding
an applicant's criminal history but does not include arrests,
detentions, criminal charges, or indictments that did not