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 Bill Status of HB2741  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  IMDMA-STEP-PARENT; COUNSELING

House Sponsors
Rep. Suzanne Ness, Seth Lewis, Deanne M. Mazzochi, Camille Y. Lilly, Robyn Gabel and Maura Hirschauer

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael E. Hastings)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0349

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/600
750 ILCS 5/602.9
750 ILCS 5/607.6


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that "step-parent" includes a person joined in a civil union to a child's parent. Deletes language providing that: all counseling sessions shall be confidential; and communications in counseling shall not be used in any manner in litigation nor relied upon by any expert appointed by the court or retained by any party. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
750 ILCS 5/600
750 ILCS 5/602.9

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that court-ordered counseling is subject to the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Deletes language providing that: all counseling sessions shall be confidential; and communications in counseling shall not be used in any manner in litigation nor relied upon by any expert appointed by the court or retained by any party. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Suzanne Ness
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/16/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 016-000-000
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  3/18/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Suzanne Ness
  3/18/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 016-000-000
  4/16/2021HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/16/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  4/19/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2021SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  5/4/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2021
  5/6/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/6/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 10, 2021
  5/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 25, 2021
  5/27/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-001-000
  5/27/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/13/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/13/2021HouseEffective Date August 13, 2021
  8/13/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0349

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