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 Bill Status of HB0756  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Lou Lang

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ira I. Silverstein - Don Harmon)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0661

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 525/3from Ch. 40, par. 1703
720 ILCS 525/4from Ch. 40, par. 1704
720 ILCS 525/4.1from Ch. 40, par. 1704.1
750 ILCS 50/18.3afrom Ch. 40, par. 1522.3a

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Adoption Compensation Prohibition Act and the Adoption Act. Provides that the Act shall not be construed to prevent a prospective adoptive parent from giving gifts or other things of value to a biological parent if the total value does not exceed $200. Provides that a prospective adoptive parent may advance a maximum of $1,000 for reasonable attorney's fees of the biological parent in connection with proceedings under the Act or in connection with proceedings for the adoption of the child. Provides that a prospective adoptive parent may advance a maximum of $1,000 for reasonable birth parent living expenses without prior order of court. Provides that the prospective adoptive parents shall present a final accounting of all those attorney's fees to the court before the entry of a final judgment order for adoption. Provides that if the court finds an accounting by the prospective adoptive parents to be incomplete or deceptive or to contain unauthorized or unreasonable amounts, the court may order a new accounting or the repayment of amounts found to be excessive or unauthorized or make any other appropriate orders. Provides that a prospective adoptive parent may seek reimbursement of reasonable living expenses from a person who receives such payments only if the person who accepts payment of reasonable living expenses before the child's birth knows that the person on whose behalf he or she is accepting payment is not pregnant at the time of the receipt of such payments or the person receives reimbursement for reasonable living expenses simultaneously from more than one prospective adoptive parent without the knowledge of the prospective adoptive parent. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Children & Family Services)
 There will be no fiscal impact to the Department from this legislation.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Restores provision that proceeds from the penalties paid to the Department of Children and Family Services for an adoption agency's violation of certain court ordered disclosures concerning relatives of the adopted person shall be deposited into the DCFS Children's Services Fund.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/6/2009HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/6/2009HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/6/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2009HouseAssigned to Adoption Reform Committee
  3/5/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Adoption Reform Committee; 005-000-000
  3/5/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/24/2009HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/25/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  3/26/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  3/26/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 30, 2009
  3/27/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/27/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/30/2009SenateFirst Reading
  3/30/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/22/2009SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/29/2009SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  4/29/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2009
  4/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/5/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/12/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2009
  5/13/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 009-000-000
  5/13/2009SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/13/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Silverstein
  5/13/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2009
  5/19/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/20/2009HouseArrived in House
  5/20/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/20/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/20/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/29/2009HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 118-000-000
  5/29/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  8/25/2009HouseEffective Date August 25, 2009
  8/25/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0661

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