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 Bill Status of SB2909  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-CASE TRACKNG-SAFETY PLANS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Heather A. Steans and Napoleon Harris, III

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sara Feigenholtz )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/1/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0830

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/6bfrom Ch. 23, par. 5006b


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. In provisions concerning the Department of Children and Family Services' case tracking system, requires the Department to use the case tracking system to monitor and provide data concerning families subject to safety plans. Provides that the Department shall ensure that any safety plan with a duration of 5 days or more shall be in writing, signed by each affected parent or guardian and all participants responsible for carrying out the plan, and shall be reviewed by a child protection supervisor. Requires the child protection supervisor to provide a sworn certification stating that the plan has been determined to be the least restrictive possible and that the Department, at the time of entering into the safety plan, possesses objectively reasonable evidence of abuse or neglect of the child by the person or persons whose access to the child is limited by the safety plan. Beginning with fiscal year 2015, requires the Department to (i) provide certain data in its annual report and case tracking system concerning children and families subject to safety plans and (ii) track certain safety plans. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 505/6b
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 505/21from Ch. 23, par. 5021

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to provide each parent or guardian and responsible adult caregiver participating in a safety plan a copy of the written safety plan as signed by each parent or guardian and responsible adult caregiver and by a representative of the Department. Provides that the Department shall also provide each parent or guardian and responsible adult caregiver safety plan information on their rights and responsibilities that shall include, but need not be limited to, information on how to obtain medical care, emergency phone numbers, and information on how to notify schools or day care providers as appropriate. Provides that the Department's representative shall ensure that the safety plan is reviewed and approved by the child protection supervisor.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/4/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/11/2014SenateAssigned to Human Services
  2/19/2014SenatePostponed - Human Services
  2/26/2014SenatePostponed - Human Services
  2/26/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/5/2014SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/13/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/13/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  3/19/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/20/2014SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Services; 008-000-000
  3/20/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2014
  3/21/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/27/2014SenateSecond Reading
  3/27/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2014
  4/1/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  4/1/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/1/2014HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2014HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/1/2014HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2014HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  4/30/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 009-000-000
  4/30/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/6/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/6/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2014HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 100-000-000
  5/9/2014SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2014SenateSent to the Governor
  8/1/2014SenateGovernor Approved
  8/1/2014SenateEffective Date January 1, 2015
  8/1/2014SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0830

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