IL SB2091 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Introduced on February 15 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-19 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
Pending: Senate Higher Education Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission must implement and administer a program to award Early Childhood Workforce Free College grants to all eligible child care workers seeking an associate or bachelor's degree from a public institution or a regionally accredited, online-only early childhood education degree program; defines terms. Specifies grant eligibility and renewal requirements. Creates the Early Childhood Workforce Advisory Committee to advise the Commission on all matters relating to the Early Childhood Workforce Free College grant program and on the ways to improve and expand the early childhood workforce in this State. Provides for the membership and support of the Committee and requires the Committee to (i) study and make recommendations to the Commission that are related to the implementation of the Early Childhood Workforce Free College grant program, (ii) conduct an analysis from data received by the Commission to ensure the program is at full utilization, (iii) address access issues to the program, including, but not limited to, geographic, financial, cultural, and workplace settings, and (iv) address ways to expand the early childhood workforce in this State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Early Childhood Workforce Free College Fund. Effective immediately.

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2019-03-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
2019-03-19SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Higher Education
2019-03-15SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2019-03-15SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
2019-03-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2019-03-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
2019-03-14SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
2019-03-14SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2019-03-13SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
2019-03-13SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
2019-03-12SenatePostponed - Higher Education
2019-03-12SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2019-03-12SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2019-03-12SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2019-03-05SenateAssigned to Higher Education
2019-02-21SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
2019-02-15SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-02-15SenateFirst Reading
2019-02-15SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
11094765.105New CodeSee Bill Text
301055.891New CodeSee Bill Text

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