Bill Text: IL SB1663 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning making rules and regulations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-19 - Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017 [SB1663 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1663-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Career and Workforce Transition Act is
5amended by changing Sections 10 and 15 and by adding Section 20
6as follows:
7 (110 ILCS 151/10)
8 Sec. 10. Transfer of credits.
9 (a) A public community college district shall accept up to
1030 credit hours transferred from an institution that has been
11approved under Section 15 of this Act if a student has
12completed one of the following programs at that institution:
13 (1) Medical Assisting.
14 (2) Medical Coding.
15 (3) Dental Assisting.
16 (4) HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning).
17 (5) Welding.
18 (6) Pharmacy Technician.
19The program must, at a minimum, be a 9-month program and use a
20credit-hour system.
21 (b) The public community college district may accept the
22credits as direct equivalent credits or prior learning credits,
23as determined by the district and consistent with the

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1accrediting standards and institutional and residency
2requirements of the Board, the Higher Learning Commission,
3other State and national accreditors, and State licensing
4bodies, as appropriate.
5(Source: P.A. 99-468, eff. 1-1-16.)
6 (110 ILCS 151/15)
7 Sec. 15. Board approval of institution.
8 (a) The Board may approve an institution as an institution
9from which credits may be transferred under Section 10 of this
10Act if all of the following conditions set forth in subsection
11(b) of Section 20 of this Act have been met. are met:
12 (1) The institution has submitted all proper
13 documentation and application materials that the Board
14 requests.
15 (2) The institution has successfully completed a full
16 term of national accreditation without probation, without
17 being denied accreditation, and without withdrawing an
18 application.
19 (3) The Board has verified the institution's good standing
20during the period of its national accreditation. Credit
21transfers from the institution may be made only during the
22verified accreditation period. An institution that is under
23review due to probation, that is denied accreditation, or that
24withdraws an application for national accreditation may not be
25approved under this Section.

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1 (b) The Board shall post on its website a list of all
2institutions that have received Board approval. Approved
3institutions must be listed on the Board's website beginning on
4January 5, 2018.
5 (c) All decisions of the Board that result in non-approval
6of an institution may be appealed within 30 days by that
7institution after notification has been provided by the Board
8in the form of a letter delivered by certified mail. During the
930-day appeal process, the institution must be provided with
10information outlining the reasons for the institution's
11non-approval by the Board, giving the institution the
12opportunity to properly address the areas of contention. A
13decision regarding the appeal must be rendered no later than 60
14days after the conclusion of the 30-day appeal process.
15(Source: P.A. 99-468, eff. 1-1-16.)
16 (110 ILCS 151/20 new)
17 Sec. 20. Board approval of program.
18 (a) In this Section, "program" means any of the programs
19listed under subsection (a) of Section 10 of this Act.
20 (b) The Board may approve a program as eligible for credit
21acceptance if all of the following conditions have been met:
22 (1) The institution has submitted all documentation
23 pertaining to the institution's structure, accreditation
24 and permit of approval, enrollment, and student
25 information and the completed application requested by the

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1 Board.
2 (2) The institution has submitted all documentation
3 regarding its academic programs and curriculum for review
4 by the Board. The institution shall comply with the Board
5 of Higher Education's academic catalog requirements. The
6 institution shall make all disclosures required under
7 Section 37 of the Private Business and Vocational Schools
8 Act of 2012. The disclosure shall contain all required
9 information for the most recent 12-month reporting period
10 of July 1 through June 30 and may also include the
11 information for each 12-month reporting period during the
12 institution's 5-year national accreditation term. The
13 information submitted shall also include federally
14 mandated graduation and job placement rates.
15 (3) The institution has successfully completed a full
16 term of national accreditation without probation, without
17 being denied accreditation, and without withdrawing an
18 application.
19 (4) The Board has verified the institution's good
20 standing during the period of its national accreditation.
21 The institution shall provide any documents that validate
22 its good standing with its national accreditor.
23 (5) The Board has verified the institution's good
24 standing with the Board of Higher Education. The
25 institution shall provide any documents that validate its
26 good standing with the Board of Higher Education.

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1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.
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