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 Bill Status of HB4255  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  FAMILY-VISITATION PROCEEDINGS

House Sponsors
Rep. Avery Bourne

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/602.9


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Requires that proceedings concerning a petition for visitation brought by a grandparent or great-grandparent be given priority in being set for a hearing, and that a decision be rendered within 6 months of the petition for visitation being filed, unless the parties agree otherwise. Requires the court to set the first hearing date for a petition for visitation within 45 days of filing the petition. Requires that further hearing dates be set in court within 45 days of the prior hearing. Allows the court to impose penalties and sanctions on any party that intentionally or recklessly causes an undue delay in proceedings regarding a visitation petition brought by a grandparent or great-grandparent.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Avery Bourne
  1/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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