Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Wednesday, August 10, 2011** Print
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Written by Andrew Mason   
Thursday, 11 August 2011 23:52

CHICAGO – August 10, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:  


Bill No.: HB 1256
An Act Concerning: State Government
Creates engineering scholarships at the Department of Transportation for minority students.
Action: Signed
Date Effective: Jan. 1



Bill No.: HB 1353
An Act Concerning: Education
Prohibits a nominee for GA scholarships from being a relative of the member making the nomination.
Action: Amendatorily Vetoed (see Governor’s letter to the General Assembly below)



Bill No.: HB 1710
An Act Concerning: Education
Establishes the College Planning Program, to be administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to target low-income and potential first-generation college students with college counseling programs.
Action: Signed
Date Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1798
An Act Concerning: Education
Allows Eastern Illinois University to establish a pilot program to increase its institutional tuition waiver limitation over a four-year period to increase access to college and make college more affordable to undergraduate students.
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately


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