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 Bill Status of HB5183  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy, Ann M. Williams and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 148/65
730 ILCS 150/10from Ch. 38, par. 230
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 5/21-103from Ch. 110, par. 21-103

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Change of Name Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Replaces existing language prohibiting persons with certain criminal convictions from petitioning for a name change with language providing that: a person who has been convicted of any offense for which a person is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act, the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act, or the Arsonist Registration Act and who has not been pardoned is not permitted to file a petition for a name change during the period that the person is required to register, unless that person verifies under oath that the petition for the name change is due to marriage, transgender status, religious beliefs, or status as a victim of trafficking; and a person who has been convicted of a felony and whose sentence has not been 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. Provides that a person will not face a felony charge if the person's request for legal name change is denied without proof of perjury. Requires a warning to appear on a name change petition describing the penalties for seeking a prohibited name change. Makes various changes to the criteria for objections by a State's Attorney to a name change petition. Provides that a court may order that the record of the name change proceeding be designated confidential and waive the publication requirement if the court finds good cause for entering the order. Makes other changes. Makes conforming changes in the Arsonist Registration Act, the Sex Offender Registration Act, and the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/21/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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