Roll Call: IL SB2846 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

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Bill Title: Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Makes post-secondary education tuition and fee waivers available to youth for whom the Department of Children and Family Services has court-ordered legal responsibility, youth who aged out of care at age 18 or older, or youth formerly under care who have been adopted and were the subject of an adoption assistance agreement or who have been placed in private guardianship and were the subject of a subsidized guardianship agreement. Requires applicants to have earned a high school diploma from an accredited institution or a high school equivalency certificate or have met the State criteria for high school graduation before the start of the school year for which they are applying for the waivers. Limits the tuition and fee waivers to persons under the age of 26 and provides that waivers shall be available to a student for at least the first 5 years the student is enrolled in a community college, university, or college maintained by the State. Provides that the age requirement and 5-year cap on tuition and fee waivers shall be waived and eligibility extended for applicants or students who were unable to enroll in a qualifying post-secondary school or complete an academic term because the student: (i) was called into active duty with the United States Armed Forces; (ii) was deployed for service in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; or (iii) volunteered in the Peace Corps or the AmeriCorps. Permits the Department to provide the student with a stipend to cover maintenance and school expenses during the academic years to supplement the student's earnings. Requires the Department to develop outreach programs to ensure qualifying youths are aware of the availability of the tuition and fee waivers.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-1)

Status: (Failed) 2019-01-09 - Session Sine Die [SB2846 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

Third Reading in Senate

VoteTallyDemocratRepublican
Yea40364
Nay15-15
Not Voting413
Absent---
TOTAL593722

Result: Passed

NameYeaNayNVAbsent
Sen. Pamela Althoff [R]
Sen. Neil Anderson [R]
Sen. Omar Aquino [D]
Sen. Jason Barickman [R]
Sen. Scott Bennett [D]
Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant [D]
Sen. Daniel Biss [D]
Sen. Tim Bivins [R]
Sen. Bill Brady [R]
Sen. Melinda Bush [D]
Sen. Cristina Castro [D]
Sen. James Clayborne [D]
Sen. Jacqueline Collins [D]
Sen. Michael Connelly [R]
Sen. John Cullerton [D]
Sen. Thomas Cullerton [D]
Sen. William Cunningham [D]
Sen. John Curran [R]
Sen. Dale Fowler [R]
Sen. William Haine [D]
Sen. Don Harmon [D]
Sen. Napoleon Harris [D]
Sen. Michael Hastings [D]
Sen. Linda Holmes [D]
Sen. Mattie Hunter [D]
Sen. Toi Hutchinson [D]
Sen. Emil Jones [D]
Sen. David Koehler [D]
Sen. Steven Landek [D]
Sen. Kimberly Lightford [D]
Sen. Terry Link [D]
Sen. Andy Manar [D]
Sen. Iris Martinez [D]
Sen. William McCann [R]
Sen. Kyle McCarter [R]
Sen. Dan McConchie [R]
Sen. Karen McConnaughay [R]
Sen. Pat McGuire [D]
Sen. Julie Morrison [D]
Sen. John Mulroe [D]
Sen. Antonio Munoz [D]
Sen. Laura Murphy [D]
Sen. Chris Nybo [R]
Sen. Jim Oberweis [R]
Sen. Kwame Raoul [D]
Sen. Susan Rezin [R]
Sen. Dale Righter [R]
Sen. Tom Rooney [R]
Sen. Chapin Rose [R]
Sen. Martin Sandoval [D]
Sen. Paul Schimpf [R]
Sen. Ira Silverstein [D]
Sen. Elgie Sims [D]
Sen. Steve Stadelman [D]
Sen. Heather Steans [D]
Sen. Dave Syverson [R]
Sen. Jil Tracy [R]
Sen. Patricia Vanpelt-Watkins [D]
Sen. Chuck Weaver [R]
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