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 Bill Status of HB5566  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Emanuel Chris Welch - Stephanie A. Kifowit - Jehan Gordon-Booth, Luis Arroyo and Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Donne E. Trotter - Pat McGuire)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/28/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0643

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
110 ILCS 947/180 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Creates the College Affordability Board to research and recommend to the General Assembly innovative tuition and financial aid policies to keep postsecondary education affordable for Illinois students. Sets forth provisions concerning the members of the Board, meetings of the Board, support from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, and an annual report to the General Assembly.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
110 ILCS 947/180 new
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/22-45

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that the chairperson of the Illinois P-20 Council may authorize the creation of a working group to focus on tuition, financial aid, and other issues related to keeping postsecondary education affordable for Illinois residents.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  4/5/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 017-000-000
  4/6/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Higher Education Committee
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 015-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/21/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
  4/25/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/25/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading May 3, 2016
  5/3/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/3/2016SenateFirst Reading
  5/3/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/3/2016SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  5/11/2016SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 010-000-000
  5/11/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2016
  5/17/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2016
  5/26/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/26/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  5/26/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  6/24/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  7/28/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  7/28/2016HouseEffective Date January 1, 2017
  7/28/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0643

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