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 Bill Status of HB4444  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  MARRIAGE OF WARD

House Sponsors
Rep. Suzanne M. Ness

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/202from Ch. 40, par. 202
750 ILCS 5/203from Ch. 40, par. 203
755 ILCS 5/11a-17from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-17

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Requires the form for an application for a marriage license to include whether either party is under a court-ordered guardianship in any State in the United States. Provides that a county clerk shall issue a license to marry and a marriage certificate form, among other requirements, upon being furnished satisfactory proof that neither party to the marriage is under a court-ordered guardianship, or that if at least one party is under a court-ordered guardianship, there has been a judicial determination that the marriage is in the best interests of the person or persons under court-ordered guardianship. Amends the Guardians For Adults With Disabilities Article of the Probate Act of 1975. Requires the court, when determining whether a marriage is in the best interests of a ward, to follow (rather than consider) specified standards. Provides that if a best interests hearing is not held before a judicial officer prior to a ward entering into marriage, then the marriage is without legal effect and void ab initio. Provides that any person who knowingly enters a marriage with a ward without following the required procedures shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.

DateChamber Action
  1/12/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
  1/16/2024HouseFirst Reading
  1/16/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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