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HB 253 - Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees" - Illinois Key Vote

Tom Weber voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees"

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees"

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies graduate students and research assistants at universities as "employees".

Highlights:
  • Defines “educational employee” or “employee” as any individual, excluding supervisors, managerial, confidential, short term employees, student, and part-time academic employees of community colleges employed full or part time by an educational employer (Sec. 5).

  • Defines “part-time academic employees of community colleges” as employees who provide less than 3 credit hours of instruction per academic semester (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that “student” does not include graduate students who are research assistants primarily performing duties that involve research, graduate assistants primarily performing duties that are pre-professional, graduate students who are teaching assistants primarily performing duties that involve the delivery and support of instruction, or any other graduate assistants (Sec. 5).

  • Establishes that this Act becomes operative January 1, 2020 (Sec. 99).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (72-37) - (Key vote)
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Title: Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees"

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies graduate students and research assistants at universities as "employees".

Highlights:
  • Defines “educational employee” or “employee” as any individual, excluding supervisors, managerial, confidential, short term employees, student, and part-time academic employees of community colleges employed full or part time by an educational employer (Sec. 5).

  • Defines “part-time academic employees of community colleges” as employees who provide less than 3 credit hours of instruction per academic semester (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that “student” does not include graduate students who are research assistants primarily performing duties that involve research, graduate assistants primarily performing duties that are pre-professional, graduate students who are teaching assistants primarily performing duties that involve the delivery and support of instruction, or any other graduate assistants (Sec. 5).

  • Establishes that this Act becomes operative January 1, 2020 (Sec. 99).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees"

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