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Public Act 093-0919




Public Act 093-0919
HB3088 Enrolled LRB093 11111 AMC 11863 b

    AN ACT relating to schools.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Private Business and Vocational Schools Act
is amended by changing Section 1.1 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 425/1.1)   (from Ch. 144, par. 136.1)
    Sec. 1.1. Exemptions and annual filing.
    (a) For purposes of this Act, the following shall not be
considered to be a private business and vocational school:
        (1) Any eleemosynary institution.
        (2) Any religious institution.
        (3) Any public educational institution exempt from
    property taxation under the laws of this State.
        (4) Any in-service course of instruction and subject
    offered by an employer provided no tuition is charged and
    such instruction is offered only to employees of such
        (5) Any educational institution (A) which (i) on the
    effective date of this amendatory Act of 1984 or which on
    January 2, 2001 enrolls a majority of its students in
    degree programs and , has maintained an accredited status
    with the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of
    the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or
    (ii) on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act
    of the 93rd General Assembly enrolls students in one or
    more bachelor-level programs, enrolls a majority of its
    students in degree programs, and is accredited by a
    national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S.
    Department of Education , and (B) which is regulated by the
    Illinois Board of Higher Education under the Private
    College Act or the Academic Degree Act, or which is exempt
    from such regulation under either of the foregoing Acts
    solely for the reason that such educational institution was
    in operation on the effective date of either such Act.
        (6) Any institution and the franchisees of such
    institution which offer exclusively a course of
    instruction in income tax theory or return preparation at a
    total contract price of no more than $400, provided that
    the total annual enrollment of such institution for all
    such courses of instruction exceeds 500 students, and
    further provided that the total contract price for all
    instruction offered to a student in any one calendar year
    does not exceed $400. For each calendar year after 1990,
    the total contract price shall be adjusted, rounded off to
    the nearest dollar, by the same percentage as the increase
    or decrease in the general price level as measured by the
    consumer price index for all urban consumers for the United
    States, or its successor index, as defined and officially
    reported by the United States Department of Labor, or its
    successor agency. The change in the index shall be that as
    first published by the Department of Labor for the calendar
    year immediately preceding the year in which the total
    contract price is calculated.
    (b) An institution exempted under subsection (a) of this
Section must file with the Superintendent an annual financial
report to demonstrate continued compliance by the institution
with the requirements on which the exemption is based.
(Source: P.A. 92-62, eff. 1-1-02.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/12/2004