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 Bill Status of HB4859  100th General Assembly

Short Description:  GROW STEM TEACHERS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Robert W. Pritchard

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Act. Requires a public university to waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus housing costs of a student who agrees to pursue a minimum of a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics for a teaching occupation that includes, but is not limited to, mathematics, natural sciences, or career and vocational education in the areas of technology teacher, industrial arts teacher, trade teacher, health care teacher, or information technology teacher and maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Provides that the student shall agree to fully reimburse the public university if the student fails to teach at least 3 years at an Illinois high school or at least 5 years at an Illinois public institution of higher education. Provides for funding. Requires the Board of Higher Education to adopt rules it determines are necessary for the administration of the Act. Effective July 1, 2020.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  2/14/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2018HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  3/7/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/7/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Higher Education Committee
  4/13/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/13/2018HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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