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Full Text of SB0462  103rd General Assembly



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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. This Act may be referred to as the Admissions
5Based on Legacy Status or Donor Relation Prevention Law.
6    Section 5. The Public Higher Education Act is amended by
7adding Section 15 as follows:
8    (110 ILCS 167/15 new)
9    Sec. 15. Admission based on legacy status or donor
10relation prohibited.
11    (a) In this Section:
12    "Alumnus" means a graduate of a public institution of
13higher education.
14    "Familial relationship" means an individual's father,
15mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt,
16great-aunt, great-uncle, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband,
17wife, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter,
18father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law,
19brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother,
20stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother,
21or half sister; the father, mother, grandfather, or
22grandmother of the individual's spouse; or the individual's



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1fiance or fiancee.
2    "Legacy status" means the familial relationship of an
3individual applying for admission to a public institution of
4higher education to an alumnus or former or current attendee
5of the public institution of higher education.
6    (b) In determining admission to a public institution of
7higher education, the public institution of higher education
8may not consider an applicant's legacy status or the
9applicant's familial relationship to any past, current, or
10prospective donor of something of value to the public
11institution of higher education as a factor in admitting the
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.