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 Bill Status of HJR0002  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. André Thapedi - Emanuel Chris Welch - Tom Demmer - Elizabeth Hernandez - Mary E. Flowers, Reginald Phillips, Michael Halpin, LaToya Greenwood, Carol Ammons, Norine K. Hammond and Camille Y. Lilly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Napoleon Harris, III and Daniel Biss)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/31/2017HouseAdopted Both Houses

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Underrepresented Groups in Academia Task Force within the Board of Higher Education to examine strategies to grow underrepresented groups in institutions of higher education and to ascertain the viability of increasing the number of laboratory schools in the State and creating State-owned and operated trade schools.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Board of Higher Education)
 According to House Joint Resolution 2, members of the Underrepresented Groups in Academia Task Force shall serve without compensation. Although some costs might be incurred to the Illinois Board of Higher Education in order to provide support for the Task Force, such costs would most likely be minimal. Expanding services and programs for underrepresented students can provide opportunities for a more marketable skill set that lends itself to enhancing the growth and economic viability of the State of Illinois. The Illinois Board of Higher Education has also been in discussions about developing a conference specifically focused on assisting underrepresented student populations at both public and private institutions. The Underrepresented Groups in Academia Task Force could help to promote this cause as well and/or connect its work to such a forum.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 This legislation would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

DateChamber Action
  1/5/2017HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. André Thapedi
  1/24/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  1/26/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/2/2017HouseAssigned to Higher Education Committee
  2/6/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  2/6/2017HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  2/9/2017HouseRecommends Be Adopted Higher Education Committee; 017-000-000
  2/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Resolutions
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/7/2017HouseResolution Adopted 115-001-000
  3/8/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  3/8/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/8/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2017SenateAssigned to Government Reform
  5/10/2017SenateBe Adopted Government Reform; 006-000-000
  5/10/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Secretary's Desk Resolutions May 11, 2017
  5/19/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/31/2017SenateResolution Adopted; 054-000-000
  5/31/2017HouseAdopted Both Houses

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