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Full Text of SB2155  99th General Assembly


Rep. Kelly M. Burke

Filed: 5/10/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2155 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
5changing Section 2-15 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 805/2-15)  (from Ch. 122, par. 102-15)
7    Sec. 2-15. Recognition. The State Board shall grant
8recognition to community colleges which maintain equipment,
9courses of study, standards of scholarship and other
10requirements set by the State Board. Application for
11recognition shall be made to the State Board. The State Board
12shall set the criteria by which the community colleges shall be
13judged and through the executive officer of the State Board
14shall arrange for an official evaluation of the community
15colleges and shall grant recognition of such community colleges
16as may meet the required standards.



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1    Recognition shall include a review of compliance with
2Public Act 99-482 and other applicable State and federal laws
3regarding employment contracts and compensation. Annually, the
4State Board shall convene an advisory committee to review the
5findings and make recommendations for changes or additions to
6the laws or the review procedures.
7    If a community college district fails to meet the
8recognition standards set by the State Board, and if the
9district, in accordance with: (a) Government Auditing
10Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United
11States, (b) auditing standards established by the American
12Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or (c) other
13applicable State and federal standards, is found by the
14district's auditor or the State Board working in cooperation
15with the district's auditor to have material deficiencies in
16the design or operation of financial control structures that
17could adversely affect the district's financial integrity and
18stability, or is found to have misused State or federal funds
19and jeopardized its participation in State or federal programs,
20the State Board may, notwithstanding any laws to the contrary,
21implement one or more of the following emergency powers:
22    (1) To direct the district to develop and implement a plan
23that addresses the budgetary, programmatic, and other relevant
24factors contributing to the need to implement emergency
25measures. The State Board shall assist in the development and
26shall have final approval of the plan.



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1    (2) To direct the district to contract for educational
2services in accordance with Section 3-40. The State Board shall
3assist in the development and shall have final approval of any
4such contractual agreements.
5    (3) To approve and require revisions of the district's
7    (4) To appoint a Financial Administrator to exercise
8oversight and control over the district's budget. The Financial
9Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the State Board
10and may be an individual, partnership, corporation, including
11an accounting firm, or other entity determined by the State
12Board to be qualified to serve, and shall be entitled to
13compensation. Such compensation shall be provided through
14specific appropriations made to the State Board for that
15express purpose.
16    (5) To develop and implement a plan providing for the
17dissolution or reorganization of the district if in the
18judgment judgement of the State Board the circumstances so
20(Source: P.A. 89-147, eff. 7-14-95.)".