A new law sponsored by Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103) that was introduced with the purpose of amending various acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB2852 on Feb. 14, when Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend various acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois".
After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on March 27, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 9. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB2852.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Higher Education Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Do Pass / Short Debate Higher Education Committee; 019-000-000
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading March 28, 2019
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Assigned to Higher Education
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
Do Pass Higher Education; 013-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
Third Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
Effective Date January 1, 2020
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0271