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 Bill Status of HB5418  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FOSTER CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Thomas Morrison - Jonathan Carroll - Joyce Mason - Steven Reick, Chris Bos, Daniel Swanson, Avery Bourne, Thomas M. Bennett and Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Julie A. Morrison, Napoleon Harris, III, Mattie Hunter, Laura M. Murphy and Robert F. Martwick)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/13/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0810

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 521/5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Foster Children's Bill of Rights Act. Expands the list of rights under the Foster Children's Bill of Rights to include: (i) the right to participate in a formal intake process immediately after placement in the custody or guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services during which the youth will be instructed on inappropriate acts of affection, discipline, and punishment by guardians, foster parents, foster siblings, or any other adult responsible for the youth's welfare; (ii) the right to have access to intervention and counseling services within the first 24 hours after removal from the home in order to assess whether the youth is exhibiting signs of a post-traumatic stress disorder, special needs, or mental illness; (iii) the right to have monthly assessment visits with a staff member of the Department's Division of Child Protection to determine the youth's well-being and emotional health following placement, to determine the youth's relationship with his or her guardian or foster parent or with any other adult responsible for the youth's welfare, and to determine what forms of discipline, if any, the youth's guardian or foster parent or any other responsible adult uses to correct the youth; (iv) the right to be gradually transitioned out of foster care and not systematically aged out of State care; (v) the right to be enrolled in an independent living program prior to his or her transition out of foster care where the youth will receive phased in classes and instruction on independent living and self-sufficiency in the areas of employment, finances, meals, and housing as well as help in developing life skills and long-term goals; and (vi) the right to be assessed by a third-party entity or agency prior to enrollment in any independent living program in order to determine the youth's readiness for a transition out of foster care based on the youth's individual needs, emotional development, and ability, regardless of age, to make a successful transition to adulthood.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Foster Children's Bill of Rights Act. Expands the list of rights under the Foster Children's Bill of Rights to include the following: (1) The right to participate in an age and developmentally appropriate intake process immediately after placement in the custody or guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services, during which, the Department shall: (i) provide the youth a document describing inappropriate acts of affection, discipline, and punishment by guardians, foster parents, foster siblings, or any other adult responsible for the youth's welfare; and (ii) review and discuss the document with the child. (2) The right to participate in appropriate intervention and counseling services after removal from the home of origin in order to assess whether the youth is exhibiting signs of traumatic stress, special needs, or mental illness. (3) The right to receive a home visit by an assigned child welfare specialist, per existing Department policies and procedures, on a monthly basis or more frequently as needed. (4) The right to be enrolled in an independent living services program prior to transitioning out of foster care where the youth shall receive classes and instruction, appropriate to the youth's age and developmental capacity, on independent living and self-sufficiency in the areas of employment, finances, meals, and housing as well as help in developing life skills and long-term goals. (5) The right to be assessed by a third-party entity or agency prior to enrollment in any independent living program in order to determine the youth's readiness for a transition out of foster care based on the youth's individual needs, emotional development, and ability, regardless of age, to make a successful transition to adulthood.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas Morrison
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  2/15/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 008-000-000
  2/16/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Thomas Morrison
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 007-000-000
  3/4/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/4/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-001-001
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  3/7/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  3/7/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 8, 2022
  3/8/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/8/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/8/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to Health
  3/23/2022SenateDo Pass Health; 012-000-000
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  3/24/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2022
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/29/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/31/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-000-000
  3/31/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  3/31/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/8/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  4/28/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/13/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  5/13/2022HouseEffective Date January 1, 2023
  5/13/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0810

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