103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 1/12/2023, by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Allows the
dependents of an exonerated person to receive a grant for exonerated
persons. Effective July 1, 2023.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Higher Education Student Assistance Act is
amended by changing Section 62 as follows:
(110 ILCS 947/62)
(Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-1100
Grants for exonerated persons.
(a) In this Section:
"Dependent" means a spouse, natural child, legally adopted
child, or child in the legal custody of an exonerated person.
"Exonerated person" means an individual who has received a
pardon from the Governor of the State of Illinois stating that
such a pardon is issued on the grounds of innocence of the
crime for which he or she was imprisoned or an individual who
has received a certificate of innocence from a circuit court
pursuant to Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
"Satisfactory academic progress" means the qualified
applicant's maintenance of minimum standards of academic
performance, consistent with requirements for maintaining
federal financial aid eligibility, as determined by the
institution of higher learning.
(b) Subject to a separate appropriation for this purpose,