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 Bill Status of HB5561  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. David McSweeney - André Thapedi - Robert W. Pritchard - Arthur Turner, Mary E. Flowers, Jack D. Franks, Carol Ammons and Linda Chapa LaVia

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael Connelly - Julie A. Morrison - Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Melinda Bush - Michael E. Hastings and Toi W. Hutchinson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/22/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0611

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/10-20.58 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.50 new
110 ILCS 805/3-42.4 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Community College Act. Creates the Accelerate College pilot program. Authorizes a community college district board of trustees to enter into an Accelerate College educational partnership agreement with any school district wholly contained within the community college district's jurisdiction. Provides that an agreement must offer a group of high school students the right to take community college courses without paying tuition for those courses. Provides for the size of the program. Allows community colleges to charge fees limited to the actual operating costs and related student activities. Provides that any coursework completed by high school students in a community college shall be transferrable to all public universities in this State on the same basis as coursework completed by community college students who have previously earned high school diplomas. Requires the Illinois Community College Board to study the effectiveness of the program and to issue an annual report. Repeals the provisions 36 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Amends the School Code to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David McSweeney
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  2/17/2016HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  2/17/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  2/17/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/6/2016HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  4/8/2016HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 22, 2016
  4/11/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/14/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 015-000-000
  4/14/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/19/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 20, 2016
  4/19/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  4/20/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/20/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2016SenateAssigned to Higher Education
  5/4/2016SenateDo Pass Higher Education; 009-000-000
  5/4/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2016
  5/10/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 11, 2016
  5/17/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/17/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/17/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/18/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/18/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/25/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/25/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  7/22/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  7/22/2016HouseEffective Date July 22, 2016
  7/22/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0611

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