IL HB3701 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-4)
Status: Passed on August 18 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-08-18 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0195
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Creates the Educational Credit for Military Experience Act. Provides that before June 1, 2018, each institution of higher education shall adopt a policy to award academic credit for military training applicable to the student's certificate or degree requirements. Requires the policy to apply to any individual who is enrolled in the institution of higher education and who has completed a military training course that meets certain requirements. Provides that institutions of higher education shall develop procedures for evaluating courses and awarding credit. Requires institutions of higher education to submit their policies for awarding credit to the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board for review before June 30, 2018 and before June 30 of every other year thereafter. Requires the Board of Higher Education to college data in the Illinois Higher Education Information System on students who are veterans or have military service to assess enrollment and completions outcomes.

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Roll Calls

2017-05-25 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 55 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-04-05 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 115 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2017-08-18HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0195
2017-08-18HouseEffective Date January 1, 2018
2017-08-18HouseGovernor Approved
2017-06-23HouseSent to the Governor
2017-05-25HousePassed Both Houses
2017-05-25SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
2017-05-25SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2017-05-25SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
2017-05-25SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
2017-05-23SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
2017-05-23SenateSecond Reading
2017-05-15SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2017-05-03SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 4, 2017
2017-05-03SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 011-000-000
2017-04-25SenateAssigned to Higher Education
2017-04-20SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-04-20SenateFirst Reading
2017-04-07SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
2017-04-05SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2017
2017-04-05SenateArrive in Senate
2017-04-05HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
2017-04-04HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-04HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-23HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2017-03-23HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-22HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 013-000-000
2017-03-21HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
2017-03-15HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
2017-03-10HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2017-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
2017-03-09HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
2017-03-01HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
2017-02-10HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-02-10HouseFirst Reading
2017-02-10HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. LaToya Greenwood

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