State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard


30 ILCS 605/6.04  from Ch. 127, par. 133b9.4
110 ILCS 205/8  from Ch. 144, par. 188

    Amends the State Property Control Act and the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that, with respect to public universities, the Department of Central Management Services may require a listing of equipment items only for those items valued in excess of $5,000. Provides that the requirement that State-supported institutions of higher education submit plans for capital improvements of non-instructional facilities to the Board of Higher Education for approval applies only to improvements that use State funds in whole or in part. Effective immediately.

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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 State Property Control Act is amended by
5changing Section 6.04 as follows:
6    (30 ILCS 605/6.04)  (from Ch. 127, par. 133b9.4)
7    Sec. 6.04. Annually, and upon at least 30 days notice, the
8administrator may require each responsible officer to make, or
9cause to be made, an actual physical inventory check of all
10items of property under his jurisdiction and control and said
11inventory shall be certified to the administrator with a full
12accounting of all errors or exceptions reported therein. With
13respect to public universities, the Department of Central
14Management Services may require a listing of equipment items
15only for those items valued in excess of $5,000.
16(Source: Laws 1955, p. 34.)
17    Section 10. The Board of Higher Education Act is amended by
18changing Section 8 as follows:
19    (110 ILCS 205/8)  (from Ch. 144, par. 188)
20    Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees of the University of
21Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois



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1University, the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University,
2the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University, the Board
3of Trustees of Governors State University, the Board of
4Trustees of Illinois State University, the Board of Trustees of
5Northeastern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of
6Northern Illinois University, the Board of Trustees of Western
7Illinois University, and the Illinois Community College Board
8shall submit to the Board not later than the 15th day of
9November of each year its budget proposals for the operation
10and capital needs of the institutions under its governance or
11supervision for the ensuing fiscal year. Each budget proposal
12shall conform to the procedures developed by the Board in the
13design of an information system for State universities and
15    In order to maintain a cohesive system of higher education,
16the Board and its staff shall communicate on a regular basis
17with all public university presidents. They shall meet at least
18semiannually to achieve economies of scale where possible and
19provide the most innovative and efficient programs and
21    The Board, in the analysis of formulating the annual budget
22request, shall consider rates of tuition and fees and
23undergraduate tuition and fee waiver programs at the state
24universities and colleges. The Board shall also consider the
25current and projected utilization of the total physical plant
26of each campus of a university or college in approving the



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1capital budget for any new building or facility.
2    The Board of Higher Education shall submit to the Governor,
3to the General Assembly, and to the appropriate budget agencies
4of the Governor and General Assembly its analysis and
5recommendations on such budget proposals.
6    The Board is directed to form a broad-based group of
7individuals representing the Office of the Governor, the
8General Assembly, public institutions of higher education,
9State agencies, business and industry, Statewide organizations
10representing faculty and staff, and others as the Board shall
11deem appropriate to devise a system for allocating State
12resources to public institutions of higher education based upon
13performance in achieving State goals related to student success
14and certificate and degree completion.
15    Beginning in Fiscal Year 2013, the Board of Higher
16Education budget recommendations to the Governor and the
17General Assembly shall include allocations to public
18institutions of higher education based upon performance
19metrics designed to promote and measure student success in
20degree and certificate completion. These metrics must be
21adopted by the Board by rule and must be developed and
22promulgated in accordance with the following principles:
23        (1) The metrics must be developed in consultation with
24    public institutions of higher education, as well as other
25    State educational agencies and other higher education
26    organizations, associations, interests, and stakeholders



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1    as deemed appropriate by the Board.
2        (2) The metrics shall include provisions for
3    recognizing the demands on and rewarding the performance of
4    institutions in advancing the success of students who are
5    academically or financially at risk, including
6    first-generation students, low-income students, and
7    students traditionally underrepresented in higher
8    education, as specified in Section 9.16 of this Act.
9        (3) The metrics shall recognize and account for the
10    differentiated missions of institutions and sectors of
11    higher education.
12        (4) The metrics shall focus on the fundamental goal of
13    increasing completion of college courses, certificates,
14    and degrees. Performance metrics shall recognize the
15    unique and broad mission of public community colleges
16    through consideration of additional factors including, but
17    not limited to, enrollment, progress through key academic
18    milestones, transfer to a baccalaureate institution, and
19    degree completion.
20        (5) The metrics must be designed to maintain the
21    quality of degrees, certificates, courses, and programs.
22In devising performance metrics, the Board may be guided by the
23report of the Higher Education Finance Study Commission.
24    Each state supported institution within the application of
25this Act must submit its plan for capital improvements of
26non-instructional facilities that use State funds in whole or



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1in part to the Board for approval before final commitments are
2made if the total cost of the project as approved by the
3institution's board of control is in excess of $2 million.
4Non-instructional uses shall include but not be limited to
5dormitories, union buildings, field houses, stadium, other
6recreational facilities and parking lots. The Board shall
7determine whether or not any project submitted for approval is
8consistent with the master plan for higher education and with
9instructional buildings that are provided for therein. If the
10project is found by a majority of the Board not to be
11consistent, such capital improvement shall not be constructed.
12(Source: P.A. 97-290, eff. 8-10-11; 97-320, eff. 1-1-12;
1397-610, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.