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 Bill Status of HB2691  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  RETENTION OF IL STUDENTS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez - Kelly M. Cassidy - Celina Villanueva - Carol Ammons - Jehan Gordon-Booth, Sara Feigenholtz, Robyn Gabel, Emanuel Chris Welch, Anna Moeller, Aaron M. Ortiz, Delia C. Ramirez, Karina Villa, Barbara Hernandez, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Will Guzzardi, Theresa Mah, Luis Arroyo, Kathleen Willis, Bob Morgan, Rita Mayfield, Joyce Mason, Ann M. Williams, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Gregory Harris, Mark L. Walker, Deb Conroy, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Maurice A. West, II, Terra Costa Howard, Daniel Didech and Anne Stava-Murray

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Omar Aquino - Kimberly A. Lightford - Cristina Castro - Iris Y. Martinez - Ram Villivalam, Don Harmon, Laura Fine, Julie A. Morrison, Emil Jones, III, Robert Peters, Antonio Muñoz, Heather A. Steans, Christopher Belt and Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/21/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0021

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity Act. Provides for legislative findings and a definition. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a student attending an institution of higher learning in this State who is deemed an Illinois resident for tuition purposes and is not otherwise eligible to receive federal financial aid shall be eligible to apply or receive consideration for State financial aid, including any student aid or benefit funded or administered by the State, a State agency, or any public institution of higher learning, including, but not limited to, scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, free room and board, tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Makes changes to the legislative findings. Provides that a student who is an Illinois resident and who is not otherwise eligible for federal financial aid, including, but not limited to, a transgender student who is disqualified for failure to register for selective service or a noncitizen student who has not obtained lawful permanent residence, shall be eligible for State financial aid and benefits. Provides that, to ensure equity, success, and the retention of Illinois residents, a student who is an Illinois resident may not be subject to any caps on grant assistance available under the Monetary Award Program other than those required by State law. Provides that the eligibility requirements for any student aid or benefit funded or administered by the State shall be interpreted to promote the broadest eligibility for students who are Illinois residents in accordance with State law or policy. Makes other changes.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (IL Student Assistance Commission)
 The scholarship and grant programs that ISAC administers are subject to appropriation. Thus, making more students eligible to apply for these programs (which HB 2691 does) will not automatically add to their cost. However, funding additional recipients would either require additional appropriations or shifting dollars from other low-income students who are currently eligible. Based on limited available data, including estimates provided by advocates for the bill of the number of undocumented Illinois students, approximately 3,500 students may become newly eligible for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) under HB 2691, as amended, adding about $9.0 million in annual demand for the program. Without additional funding, adding new recipients would require shifting dollars from other recipients. This projection incorporates estimates of the number of undocumented Illinois students, transgender students who may be required to register for Selective Service, and students who are currently ineligible for MAP because they have used the program to help pay for at least 75 credit hours but have not yet attained junior status. This estimate could be low for several reasons. Overall demand for funding could increase in future years as additional students apply. Also, ISAC does not have adequate information to estimate the potential increase in demand for smaller grant programs (which are also subject to appropriation) or any increases in demand for ISAC-administered programs attributable to students who receive in-state tuition rates because of their military or veteran status.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/14/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/22/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/26/2019HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  3/4/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/6/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/12/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/18/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/20/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/20/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/27/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Higher Education Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/27/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 012-007-000
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/29/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/1/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/1/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/2/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/4/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/4/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/10/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  4/10/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/10/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  4/10/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/10/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  4/11/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/11/2019HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 066-047-000
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled
  4/12/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/12/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/12/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/12/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/12/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/12/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/17/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/24/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  4/24/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/25/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/2/2019SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 009-002-000
  5/2/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
  5/6/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/6/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  5/6/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/7/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/7/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 8, 2019
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/8/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/8/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/8/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 035-015-000
  5/8/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  6/21/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  6/21/2019HouseEffective Date January 1, 2020
  6/21/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0021

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