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 Bill Status of SB2330  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  NAME CHANGE-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson - Michael Connelly - Pamela J. Althoff

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 13, 2018

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/21-103from Ch. 110, par. 21-103


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that the publication requirement in a petition for change of name shall be waived if: (i) the petitioner is 18 years of age or older; (ii) concurrent with the petition, the petitioner files with the court a statement, verified under oath, attesting that the petitioner is or has been a person protected under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, the Stalking No Contact Order Act, the Civil No Contact Order Act, the stalking provisions of the Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a law in another state or jurisdiction; (iii) the petitioner attaches to the statement any supporting documents, including relevant court orders; and (iv) the circuit court, after reviewing the statement and supporting documents, enters an order waiving publication. Provides that, under certain circumstances, the petitioner's address may be omitted from court documents and the petitioner may designate an alternative address for service. Provides that court administrators may allow domestic abuse advocates to assist petitioners in the preparation of certain name change petitions. Provides that if publication requirements have been waived, the circuit court shall enter an order providing that any system operated by the judiciary that is designed to provide public case information electronically shall not make the petition publicly available.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that the court may enter a written order waiving the publication requirement in a petition for change of name if: (i) the petitioner is 18 years of age or older; and (ii) concurrent with the petition, the petitioner files with the court a statement, verified under oath, attesting that the petitioner is or has been a person protected under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, the Stalking No Contact Order Act, the Civil No Contact Order Act, Article 112A of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, certain bail conditions, or a similar provision of a law in another state or jurisdiction. Provides that the petitioner may attach to the statement any supporting documents, including relevant court orders. Provides that, under certain circumstances, the petitioner's address may be omitted from court documents and the petitioner may designate an alternative address for service. Provides that court administrators may allow domestic abuse advocates rape crisis advocates, and victim advocates to assist petitioners in the preparation of certain name change petitions. Provides that if publication requirements have been waived, the circuit court shall enter an order impounding the case.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  1/24/2018SenateFirst Reading
  1/24/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/30/2018SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/5/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  2/5/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/6/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  2/6/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  2/7/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 008-000-000
  2/7/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  2/8/2018SenateSecond Reading
  2/8/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 13, 2018
  2/8/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  2/14/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff

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