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Full Text of HB3298  100th General Assembly


Rep. Sue Scherer

Filed: 4/7/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3298, AS AMENDED, by
3replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
621B-40 as follows:
7    (105 ILCS 5/21B-40)
8    Sec. 21B-40. Fees.
9    (a) Beginning with the start of the new licensure system
10established pursuant to this Article, the following fees shall
11be charged to applicants:
12        (1) A $75 application fee for a Professional Educator
13    License or an Educator License with Stipulations. However,
14    beginning on January 1, 2015, the application fee for a
15    Professional Educator License and Educator License with
16    Stipulations shall be $100.



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1        (1.5) A $50 application fee for a Substitute Teaching
2    License. If the application for a Substitute Teaching
3    License is made and granted after July 1, 2017, the
4    licensee may apply for a refund of the application fee
5    within 18 months of issuance of the new license and shall
6    be issued that refund by the State Board of Education if
7    the licensee provides evidence to the State Board of
8    Education that the licensee has taught pursuant to the
9    Substitute Teaching License at least 10 full school days
10    within one year of issuance.
11        (2) A $150 application fee for individuals who have not
12    been entitled by an Illinois-approved educator preparation
13    program at an Illinois institution of higher education and
14    are seeking any of the licenses set forth in subdivision
15    (1) of this subsection (a).
16        (3) A $50 application fee for each endorsement or
17    approval an individual holding a license wishes to add to
18    that license.
19        (4) A $10 per year registration fee for the course of
20    the validity cycle to register the license, which shall be
21    paid to the regional office of education having supervision
22    and control over the school in which the individual holding
23    the license is to be employed. If the individual holding
24    the license is not yet employed, then the license may be
25    registered in any county in this State. The registration
26    fee must be paid in its entirety the first time the



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1    individual registers the license for a particular validity
2    period in a single region. No additional fee may be charged
3    for that validity period should the individual
4    subsequently register the license in additional regions.
5    An individual must register the license (i) immediately
6    after initial issuance of the license and (ii) at the
7    beginning of each renewal cycle if the individual has
8    satisfied the renewal requirements required under this
9    Code.
10        Beginning on July 1, 2017, at the beginning of each
11    renewal cycle, individuals who hold a Substitute Teaching
12    License may apply for a refund of the registration fee
13    within 18 months of renewal and shall be issued that refund
14    by the State Board of Education if the licensee provides
15    evidence to the State Board of Education that the licensee
16    has taught pursuant to the Substitute Teaching License at
17    least 10 full school days within one year of renewal.
18    (b) All application fees paid pursuant to subdivisions (1)
19through (3) of subsection (a) of this Section shall be
20deposited into the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund and
21shall be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board of
22Education to provide the technology and human resources
23necessary for the timely and efficient processing of
24applications and for the renewal of licenses. Funds available
25from the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund may also be
26used by the State Board of Education to support the recruitment



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1and retention of educators, to support educator preparation
2programs as they seek national accreditation, and to provide
3professional development aligned with the requirements set
4forth in Section 21B-45 of this Code. A majority of the funds
5in the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund must be dedicated
6to the timely and efficient processing of applications and for
7the renewal of licenses. The Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving
8Fund is not subject to administrative charge transfers,
9authorized under Section 8h of the State Finance Act, from the
10Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving Fund into any other fund of
11this State, and moneys in the Teacher Certificate Fee Revolving
12Fund shall not revert back to the General Revenue Fund at any
14    The regional superintendent of schools shall deposit the
15registration fees paid pursuant to subdivision (4) of
16subsection (a) of this Section into the institute fund
17established pursuant to Section 3-11 of this Code.
18    (c) The State Board of Education and each regional office
19of education are authorized to charge a service or convenience
20fee for the use of credit cards for the payment of license
21fees. This service or convenience fee shall not exceed the
22amount required by the credit card processing company or vendor
23that has entered into a contract with the State Board or
24regional office of education for this purpose, and the fee must
25be paid to that company or vendor.
26    (d) If, at the time a certificate issued under Article 21



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1of this Code is exchanged for a license issued under this
2Article, a person has paid registration fees for any years of
3the validity period of the certificate and these years have not
4expired when the certificate is exchanged, then those fees must
5be applied to the registration of the new license.
6(Source: P.A. 98-610, eff. 12-27-13; 99-58, eff. 7-16-15;
799-920, eff. 1-6-17.)
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.".