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Full Text of HB2878  102nd General Assembly

HB2878 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB2878

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Will Guzzardi

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Student Parent Data Collection Act. Beginning September 1, 2021, requires each public institution of higher education to determine the parental status of each of its enrolled students and collect specified information about the student if the student indicates that the student is a parent. Beginning September 1, 2021, requires each public institution of higher education that operates one or more child care centers or early learning centers on its campus or is otherwise affiliated with a child care center or early learning center to collect specified information concerning the number of children served. Sets forth reporting and privacy requirements. Effective July 1, 2021.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
STATE MANDATES ACT MAY REQUIRE REIMBURSEMENT

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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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 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Student Parent Data Collection Act.
 
6    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7    "Parent" means the parent or legal guardian of a child who
8is under the age of 18 years or the parent or legal guardian of
9an individual with special needs of any age.
10    "Public institution of higher education" or "institution"
11means a public community college or public university in this
12State.
 
13    Section 10. Student parent data collection.
14    (a) Beginning September 1, 2021, each public institution
15of higher education shall determine the parental status of
16each of its enrolled students. If a student indicates that the
17student is a parent, the institution shall collect all of the
18following information:
19        (1) The student's marital status.
20        (2) The size of the student's immediate family.
21        (3) The age of each of the student's dependents.
22        (4) The student's employment status, including the

 

 

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1    average number of hours worked per week.
2        (5) If any of the student's dependents are enrolled in
3    center-based or home-based child care.
4        (6) If any of the student's dependents are enrolled in
5    on-campus child care.
6        (7) If a student is receiving or has received services
7    through the Department of Human Services' Child Care
8    Assistance Program.
9    (b) All data collected under subsection (a) must be
10disaggregated by all variables collected normally, including,
11but not limited to, the student's race, ethnicity, income,
12gender, age, enrollment status, type of credential sought,
13receipt of financial aid, grade point average, persistence
14toward a degree or credential, and completion outcomes.
 
15    Section 15. Campus child care. Beginning September 1,
162021, each public institution of higher education that
17operates one or more child care centers or early learning
18centers on its campus or is otherwise affiliated with a child
19care center or early learning center shall collect all of the
20following information:
21        (1) The total number of children who are served by
22    each child care center or early learning center per
23    semester.
24        (2) The number of children of students who are
25    enrolled at the institution who are served by each child

 

 

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1    care center or early learning center per semester.
2        (3) The number of children of employees of the
3    institution who are served by each child care center or
4    early learning center per semester.
5        (4) The number of children who are served by each
6    child care center or early learning center who use the
7    Department of Human Services' Child Care Assistance
8    Program per semester.
9        (5) The number of children of community members or
10    other persons who are unaffiliated with the institution
11    who are served by each child care center or early learning
12    center per semester.
 
13    Section 20. Reporting requirements.
14    (a) On or before July 1, 2022 and annually thereafter,
15each public university shall report the data collected under
16Sections 10 and 15 to the Board of Higher Education, and each
17public community college shall report the data collected under
18Sections 10 and 15 to the Illinois Community College Board.
19    (b) Each institution, the Board of Higher Education, and
20the Illinois Community College Board shall make the data
21reported under subsection (a) publicly available annually on
22their Internet websites.
 
23    Section 25. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
241974. The sharing and reporting of data under this Act must be

 

 

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1in accordance with the requirements of the federal Family
2Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Nothing in this
3Act supersedes the federal Family Educational Rights and
4Privacy Act of 1974 or rules adopted pursuant to the federal
5Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 or any
6federal or State laws and rules governing student privacy
7rights.
 
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
92021.