Bill Text: IL SB2354 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Community Service Education Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2018-06-29 - Sent to the Governor [SB2354 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB2354-Enrolled.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 Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act is
5amended by adding Section 23 as follows:
6 (110 ILCS 150/23 new)
7 Sec. 23. Reverse transfer of credits.
8 (a) In this Section, "reverse transfer of credit" means the
9transfer of earned academic credit from a State university to a
10community college for the purpose of obtaining an associate
11degree at the community college.
12 (b) Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Board
13of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board
14shall develop a policy to foster the reverse transfer of credit
15for any student who has accumulated at least 15 hours of
16academic credit at a community college and a sufficient number
17of hours of academic credit at a State university in the
18prescribed courses necessary to meet a community college's
19requirements to be awarded an associate degree.
20 (c) A student wishing to reverse transfer earned academic
21credit under this Section to obtain an associate degree shall
22agree to the exchange of transcript information between each
23community college and State university that he or she has

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1attended. A student must submit an application and his or her
2transcripts to a community college in order to be considered
3for conferral of an associate degree. In awarding an associate
4degree, the community college shall evaluate the applicant's
5coursework completed, along with the transfer credit earned,
6and shall determine whether the associate degree requirements
7have been met. No later than 30 business days after receiving
8an application, a community college shall notify an applicant
9if he or she qualifies for an associate degree based on the
10total earned credits.
11 (d) The Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community
12College Board, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact's
13Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit shall adopt a
14policy regarding the award of academic credit for military
15training applicable to meeting a community college's
16requirements for awarding an associate degree.
17 (e) The Board of Higher Education and the Illinois
18Community College Board shall adopt rules to implement this
19Section.
20 Section 10. The Illinois Articulation Initiative Act is
21amended by adding Section 30 as follows:
22 (110 ILCS 152/30 new)
23 Sec. 30. Degree program advice. To improve articulation and
24reduce excess academic credit hours, beginning with the

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12019-2020 academic year, each public institution shall require
2any student who, upon completing 30 academic credit hours, is
3interested in pursuing an associate degree or baccalaureate
4degree at the public institution in which he or she is enrolled
5or at another public institution to indicate to the public
6institution in which he or she is enrolled all of his or her
7degree programs of interest. The public institution in which
8the student is enrolled shall make a reasonable attempt to
9conduct a meeting with the student and an academic advisor of
10the public institution, who shall inform the student of the
11prerequisite requirements for the student's degree programs of
12interest.
13 Section 15. The Board of Higher Education Act is amended by
14adding Section 9.37 as follows:
15 (110 ILCS 205/9.37 new)
16 Sec. 9.37. Tuition waiver. The Board may not limit the
17amount of tuition revenue that a public university may waive.
18 Section 20. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
19changing Section 7f as follows:
20 (110 ILCS 305/7f) (from Ch. 144, par. 28f)
21 Sec. 7f. Partial tuition waivers.
22 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or

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1university" means any of the following: the University of
2Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
3University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
4University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
5University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
6University.
7 (b) Each year the Board of Trustees of the University of
8Illinois shall offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate
9education at any campus under its governance or supervision to
10the children of employees of an Illinois college or university
11who have been employed by any one or by more than one Illinois
12college or university for an aggregate period of at least 7
13years. To be eligible to receive a partial tuition waiver, the
14child of an employee of an Illinois college or university (i)
15must be under the age of 25 at the commencement of the academic
16year during which the partial tuition waiver is to be
17effective, and (ii) must qualify for admission to the
18University of Illinois under the same admissions requirements,
19standards and policies which the University of Illinois applies
20to applicants for admission generally to its respective
21undergraduate colleges and programs.
22 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
23(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
24satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
25or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
26she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition

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1waiver benefits under this Section.
2 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
3to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
4this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
5limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
6Education.
7 (e) The Board of Trustees shall prescribe rules and
8regulations as are necessary to implement and administer the
9provisions of this Section.
10(Source: P.A. 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
11 (110 ILCS 305/7g rep.)
12 Section 25. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
13repealing Section 7g.
14 Section 30. The Southern Illinois University Management
15Act is amended by changing Section 8f as follows:
16 (110 ILCS 520/8f) (from Ch. 144, par. 658f)
17 Sec. 8f. Partial tuition waivers.
18 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
19university" means any of the following: the University of
20Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
21University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
22University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
23University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois

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1University.
2 (b) Each year the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois
3University shall offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate
4education at any campus under its governance or supervision to
5the children of employees of an Illinois college or university
6who have been employed by any one or by more than one Illinois
7college or university for an aggregate period of at least 7
8years. To be eligible to receive a partial tuition waiver, the
9child of an employee of an Illinois college or university (i)
10must be under the age of 25 at the commencement of the academic
11year during which the partial tuition waiver is to be
12effective, and (ii) must qualify for admission to Southern
13Illinois University under the same admissions requirements,
14standards and policies which Southern Illinois University
15applies to applicants for admission generally to its respective
16undergraduate colleges and programs.
17 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
18(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
19satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
20or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
21she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
22waiver benefits under this Section.
23 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
24to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
25this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
26limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher

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1Education.
2 (e) The Board of Trustees shall prescribe rules and
3regulations as are necessary to implement and administer the
4provisions of this Section.
5(Source: P.A. 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
6 (110 ILCS 520/8g rep.)
7 Section 35. The Southern Illinois University Management
8Act is amended by repealing Section 8g.
9 Section 40. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
10changing Section 5-90 as follows:
11 (110 ILCS 660/5-90)
12 Sec. 5-90. Partial tuition waivers.
13 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
14university" means any of the following: the University of
15Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
16University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
17University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
18University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
19University.
20 (b) Each year the Board of Chicago State University shall
21offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at any
22campus under its governance to the children of employees of an
23Illinois college or university who have been employed by any

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1one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an
2aggregate period of at least 7 years. To be eligible to receive
3a partial tuition waiver, the child of an employee of an
4Illinois college or university (i) must be under the age of 25
5at the commencement of the academic year during which the
6partial tuition waiver is to be effective, and (ii) must
7qualify for admission to Chicago State University under the
8same admissions requirements, standards and policies which
9Chicago State University applies to applicants for admission
10generally to its respective undergraduate colleges and
11programs.
12 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
13(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
14satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
15or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
16she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
17waiver benefits under this Section.
18 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
19to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
20this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
21limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
22Education.
23 (e) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations as are
24necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this
25Section.
26(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)

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1 (110 ILCS 660/5-91 rep.)
2 Section 45. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
3repealing Section 5-91.
4 Section 50. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
5by changing Section 10-90 as follows:
6 (110 ILCS 665/10-90)
7 Sec. 10-90. Partial tuition waivers.
8 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
9university" means any of the following: the University of
10Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
11University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
12University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
13University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
14University.
15 (b) Each year the Board of Eastern Illinois University
16shall offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at
17any campus under its governance to the children of employees of
18an Illinois college or university who have been employed by any
19one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an
20aggregate period of at least 7 years. To be eligible to receive
21a partial tuition waiver, the child of an employee of an
22Illinois college or university (i) must be under the age of 25
23at the commencement of the academic year during which the

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1partial tuition waiver is to be effective, and (ii) must
2qualify for admission to Eastern Illinois University under the
3same admissions requirements, standards and policies which
4Eastern Illinois University applies to applicants for
5admission generally to its respective undergraduate colleges
6and programs.
7 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
8(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
9satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
10or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
11she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
12waiver benefits under this Section.
13 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
14to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
15this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
16limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
17Education.
18 (e) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations as are
19necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this
20Section.
21(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
22 (110 ILCS 665/10-91 rep.)
23 (110 ILCS 665/10-92 rep.)
24 Section 55. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
25by repealing Sections 10-91 and 10-92.

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1 Section 60. The Governors State University Law is amended
2by changing Section 15-90 as follows:
3 (110 ILCS 670/15-90)
4 Sec. 15-90. Partial tuition waivers.
5 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
6university" means any of the following: the University of
7Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
8University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
9University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
10University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
11University.
12 (b) Each year the Board of Governors State University shall
13offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at any
14campus under its governance to the children of employees of an
15Illinois college or university who have been employed by any
16one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an
17aggregate period of at least 7 years. To be eligible to receive
18a partial tuition waiver, the child of an employee of an
19Illinois college or university (i) must be under the age of 25
20at the commencement of the academic year during which the
21partial tuition waiver is to be effective, and (ii) must
22qualify for admission to Governors State University under the
23same admissions requirements, standards and policies which
24Governors State University applies to applicants for admission

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1generally to its respective undergraduate colleges and
2programs.
3 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
4(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
5satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
6or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
7she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
8waiver benefits under this Section.
9 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
10to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
11this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
12limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
13Education.
14 (e) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations as are
15necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this
16Section.
17(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
18 (110 ILCS 670/15-91 rep.)
19 Section 65. The Governors State University Law is amended
20by repealing Section 15-91.
21 Section 70. The Illinois State University Law is amended by
22changing Section 20-90 as follows:
23 (110 ILCS 675/20-90)

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1 Sec. 20-90. Partial tuition waivers.
2 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
3university" means any of the following: the University of
4Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
5University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
6University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
7University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
8University.
9 (b) Each year the Board of Illinois State University shall
10offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at any
11campus under its governance to the children of employees of an
12Illinois college or university who have been employed by any
13one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an
14aggregate period of at least 7 years. To be eligible to receive
15a partial tuition waiver, the child of an employee of an
16Illinois college or university (i) must be under the age of 25
17at the commencement of the academic year during which the
18partial tuition waiver is to be effective, and (ii) must
19qualify for admission to Illinois State University under the
20same admissions requirements, standards and policies which
21Illinois State University applies to applicants for admission
22generally to its respective undergraduate colleges and
23programs.
24 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
25(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
26satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his

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1or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
2she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
3waiver benefits under this Section.
4 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
5to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
6this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
7limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
8Education.
9 (e) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations as are
10necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this
11Section.
12(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
13 (110 ILCS 675/20-91 rep.)
14 Section 75. The Illinois State University Law is amended by
15repealing Section 20-91.
16 Section 80. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
17amended by changing Section 25-90 as follows:
18 (110 ILCS 680/25-90)
19 Sec. 25-90. Partial tuition waivers.
20 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
21university" means any of the following: the University of
22Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
23University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State

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1University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
2University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
3University.
4 (b) Each year the Board of Northeastern Illinois University
5shall offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at
6any campus under its governance to the children of employees of
7an Illinois college or university who have been employed by any
8one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an
9aggregate period of at least 7 years. To be eligible to receive
10a partial tuition waiver, the child of an employee of an
11Illinois college or university (i) must be under the age of 25
12at the commencement of the academic year during which the
13partial tuition waiver is to be effective, and (ii) must
14qualify for admission to Northeastern Illinois University
15under the same admissions requirements, standards and policies
16which Northeastern Illinois University applies to applicants
17for admission generally to its respective undergraduate
18colleges and programs.
19 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
20(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
21satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
22or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
23she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
24waiver benefits under this Section.
25 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
26to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of

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1this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
2limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
3Education.
4 (e) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations as are
5necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this
6Section.
7(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
8 (110 ILCS 680/25-91 rep.)
9 Section 85. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
10amended by repealing Section 25-91.
11 Section 90. The Northern Illinois University Law is amended
12by changing Section 30-90 as follows:
13 (110 ILCS 685/30-90)
14 Sec. 30-90. Partial tuition waivers.
15 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
16university" means any of the following: the University of
17Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
18University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
19University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
20University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
21University.
22 (b) Each year the Board of Northern Illinois University
23shall offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at

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1any campus under its governance to the children of employees of
2an Illinois college or university who have been employed by any
3one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an
4aggregate period of at least 7 years. To be eligible to receive
5a partial tuition waiver, the child of an employee of an
6Illinois college or university (i) must be under the age of 25
7at the commencement of the academic year during which the
8partial tuition waiver is to be effective, and (ii) must
9qualify for admission to Northern Illinois University under the
10same admissions requirements, standards and policies which
11Northern Illinois University applies to applicants for
12admission generally to its respective undergraduate colleges
13and programs.
14 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
15(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
16satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
17or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
18she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
19waiver benefits under this Section.
20 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
21to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
22this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
23limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
24Education.
25 (e) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations as are
26necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this

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1Section.
2(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
3 (110 ILCS 685/30-91 rep.)
4 Section 95. The Northern Illinois University Law is amended
5by repealing Section 30-91.
6 Section 100. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
7by changing Section 35-90 as follows:
8 (110 ILCS 690/35-90)
9 Sec. 35-90. Partial tuition waivers.
10 (a) As used in this Section, "Illinois college or
11university" means any of the following: the University of
12Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State
13University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State
14University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois
15University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois
16University.
17 (b) Each year the Board of Western Illinois University
18shall offer 50% tuition waivers for undergraduate education at
19any campus under its governance to the children of employees of
20an Illinois college or university who have been employed by any
21one or by more than one Illinois college or university for an
22aggregate period of at least 7 years. To be eligible to receive
23a partial tuition waiver, the child of an employee of an

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1Illinois college or university (i) must be under the age of 25
2at the commencement of the academic year during which the
3partial tuition waiver is to be effective, and (ii) must
4qualify for admission to Western Illinois University under the
5same admissions requirements, standards and policies which
6Western Illinois University applies to applicants for
7admission generally to its respective undergraduate colleges
8and programs.
9 (c) Subject to the provisions and limitations of subsection
10(b), an eligible applicant who has continued to maintain
11satisfactory academic progress toward graduation may have his
12or her partial tuition waiver renewed until the time as he or
13she has expended 4 years of undergraduate partial tuition
14waiver benefits under this Section.
15 (d) (Blank). No partial tuition waiver offered or allocated
16to any eligible applicant in accordance with the provisions of
17this Section shall be charged against any tuition waiver
18limitation established by the Illinois Board of Higher
19Education.
20 (e) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations as are
21necessary to implement and administer the provisions of this
22Section.
23(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-282, eff. 1-1-98.)
24 (110 ILCS 690/35-91 rep.)
25 Section 105. The Western Illinois University Law is amended

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1by repealing Section 35-91.
2 Section 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.
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