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 Bill Status of HB4071  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  AJ FREUND ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Tom Weber - Mary E. Flowers, Blaine Wilhour, Chris Bos, Dan Ugaste, Amy Grant, Mark Luft, Patrick Windhorst, Tom Demmer, Steven Reick, Jim Durkin, Deanne M. Mazzochi, Norine K. Hammond and Tony McCombie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
325 ILCS 5/7from Ch. 23, par. 2057
325 ILCS 5/7.3from Ch. 23, par. 2057.3

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the AJ Freund Act. Provides that any report received by the Department of Children and Family Services alleging the abuse or neglect of a child by a person who is not the child's parent, a member of the child's immediate family, a person responsible for the child's welfare, an individual residing in the same home as the child, or a paramour of the child's parent shall immediately be shared with (rather than referred to) the appropriate local law enforcement agency for consideration of criminal investigation or other action. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall be the primary agency (rather than sole agency) responsible for receiving and investigating reports of child abuse or neglect made under the Act, except where investigations by other agencies may be required. In a provision requiring the Department to allow law enforcement personnel to concurrently investigate with the Department reports of suspected child abuse or neglect, provides that the Department's completed investigative report shall be shared with the office of the State's Attorney of the involved county.

DateChamber Action
  4/22/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Weber
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie

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