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 Bill Status of HB2542  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Greg Harris - Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. - Will Guzzardi - Maurice A. West, II, Daniel Didech, Carol Ammons, Lindsey LaPointe, Lakesia Collins, Margaret Croke, Kathleen Willis, Katie Stuart, Ann M. Williams, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Joyce Mason, Sonya M. Harper, Mark L. Walker, La Shawn K. Ford, Delia C. Ramirez, Aaron M. Ortiz, Kambium Buckner, Bob Morgan, Barbara Hernandez, Sam Yingling, Justin Slaughter and Anne Stava-Murray

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Bill Cunningham - Laura M. Murphy - Kimberly A. Lightford - Robert Peters, Laura Fine, Adriane Johnson, Mike Simmons, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas, Melinda Bush, Ann Gillespie, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Diane Pappas, Sara Feigenholtz, Ram Villivalam, Javier L Cervantes and Emil Jones, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-1133

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 148/35
730 ILCS 148/65
730 ILCS 150/6
730 ILCS 150/10from Ch. 38, par. 230
730 ILCS 154/30
730 ILCS 154/60
735 ILCS 5/21-101from Ch. 110, par. 21-101
735 ILCS 5/21-102from Ch. 110, par. 21-102
735 ILCS 5/21-102.5
735 ILCS 5/21-103 rep.
750 ILCS 5/413from Ch. 40, par. 413

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Arsonist Registration Act, the Sex Offender Registration Act, and the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act. Provides that a person required to register under the Act may change her or his name if the change is due to marriage, religious beliefs, status as a victim of trafficking or gender-related identity as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act. Requires the person to report the name change within 10 days to the law enforcement agency with whom they last registered. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides further requirements for when name changes may and may not be granted. Provides that a petition for this change shall be a statewide, standardized form approved by the Illinois Supreme Court and include a warning about when a name change may be charged as a felony. Provides when an objection to the name change may be filed. Deletes notice by publication language.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
735 ILCS 5/21-103 rep.
Adds reference to:
735 ILCS 5/21-103from Ch. 110, par. 21-103

Deletes a provision concerning objections relating to specificity, timing, filing, and form. Provides that a person who has been convicted of a felony offense in this State or any other state and whose sentence has not been terminated, completed, or discharged is not permitted to file a petition for a name change in the courts of this State unless that person is pardoned for the offense. Adds "name" to two section headings to reflect the duty to report a legal name change. Provides that certain objections shall be served upon the petitioner. Replaces a repeal of a provision concerning notice by publication with a change to the provision providing that the court may issue an order directing that the notice and publication requirement be waived for a change of name involving a person who files with the court a statement verified under oath that the person believes that publishing notice of the name change would be a hardship, including but not limited to, a negative impact on the person's health or safety. Provides that in a case where waiver of the notice and publication requirement is sought, the petition for waiver will be presumed granted and heard at the same hearing as the petition for name change. Provides that the court retains discretion to determine whether a hardship is shown and may order the petitioner to publish thereafter.

DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/17/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/18/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 005-001-000
  3/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  3/22/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/25/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Restorative Justice Committee
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Restorative Justice Committee; 004-002-000
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/22/2021HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/22/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 085-027-000
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  5/24/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  9/17/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  10/7/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  10/13/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  10/20/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  1/19/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/23/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  4/18/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  6/6/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Diane Pappas
  6/10/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  11/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  12/1/2022SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Bill Cunningham
  1/4/2023SenateAssigned to Executive
  1/4/2023SenateWaive Posting Notice
  1/5/2023SenateDo Pass Executive; 010-005-000
  1/5/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  1/5/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  1/5/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L Cervantes
  1/5/2023SenateSecond Reading
  1/5/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading January 6, 2023
  1/5/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  1/10/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 032-020-000
  1/10/2023HousePassed Both Houses
  2/7/2023HouseSent to the Governor
  2/10/2023HouseGovernor Approved
  2/10/2023HouseEffective Date January 1, 2024
  2/10/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-1133

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