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 Bill Status of HB2236 General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Avery Bourne - Monica Bristow

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/602.9

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Requires that proceedings concerning a petition for visitation brought by a grandparent or great-grandparent be given priority in being set for a hearing, and that a decision be rendered within 6 months of the petition for visitation being filed, unless the parties agree otherwise. Requires the court to set the first hearing date for a petition for visitation within 45 days of filing the petition. Requires that further hearing dates be set in court within 45 days of the prior hearing. Allows the court to impose penalties and sanctions on any party that intentionally or recklessly causes an undue delay in proceedings regarding a visitation petition brought by a grandparent or great-grandparent.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Avery Bourne
  2/7/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2019HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/20/2019HouseTo Family Law Subcommittee
  2/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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