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The National Latina/o Law Student Association (“NLLSA”), the largest coalition of Latinx law students across the United States, expresses its disappointment of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto on SB2204 that would have reduced requirements for proof of residency for student trustees of the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees. 110 ILCS 310/1 Sec. 1. The University of Illinois Trustees Act requires that candidates for student trustees demonstrate Illinois residency by proving Illinois domicile for the previous six months, an Illinois driver’s license, and evidence of the student’s valid Illinois voter registration. SB2204, passed by both Illinois’ House and Senate, would have reduced the proof of residency to only one of the above listed authentication of residency. As it currently stands, 110 ILCS 310/1 limits the position of student trustees to United States Citizens in requiring a valid Illinois voter registration card. Voter registration cards are only provided to United States Citizens residing...