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Full Text of HB3404  99th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced , by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia


110 ILCS 305/9  from Ch. 144, par. 30

    Amends the University of Illinois Act in a Section concerning scholarships for the children of veterans. Adds as periods of hostilities for which a county may award a scholarship (i) any time during the siege of Beirut between June 14, 1982 and February 26, 1984 and (ii) any time during the Grenada Conflict between October 25, 1983 and December 15, 1983. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
5changing Section 9 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 305/9)  (from Ch. 144, par. 30)
7    Sec. 9. Scholarships for children of veterans. For each of
8the following periods of hostilities, each county shall be
9entitled, annually, to one honorary scholarship in the
10University, for the benefit of the children of persons who
11served in the armed forces of the United States: the Civil War,
12World War I, any time between September 16, 1940 and the
13termination of World War II, any time during the national
14emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, any time
15during the Viet Nam conflict between January 1, 1961 and May 7,
161975, any time during the siege of Beirut between June 14, 1982
17and February 26, 1984, any time during the Grenada Conflict
18between October 25, 1983 and December 15, 1983, or any time on
19or after August 2, 1990 and until Congress or the President
20orders that persons in service are no longer eligible for the
21Southwest Asia Service Medal, Operation Enduring Freedom, and
22Operation Iraqi Freedom. Preference for scholarships shall be
23given to the children of persons who are deceased or disabled.



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1Such scholarships shall be granted to such pupils as shall,
2upon public examination, conducted as the board of trustees of
3the University may determine, be decided to have attained the
4greatest proficiency in the branches of learning usually taught
5in the secondary schools, and who shall be of good moral
6character, and not less than 15 years of age. Such pupils, so
7selected, shall be entitled to receive, without charge for
8tuition, instruction in any or all departments of the
9University for a term of at least 4 consecutive years. Such
10pupils shall conform, in all respects, to the rules and
11regulations of the University, established for the government
12of the pupils in attendance.
13(Source: P.A. 95-64, eff. 1-1-08.)
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.