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 Bill Status of SB0755  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  DCFS-GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Scott M. Bennett

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sue Scherer - Stephanie A. Kifowit)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/30/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0208

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 17/1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Supreme Court Historic Preservation Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
705 ILCS 17/1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 505/5e
20 ILCS 505/6b-1 new
705 ILCS 405/2-17from Ch. 37, par. 802-17

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services must maintain the name, electronic mail address, and telephone number for each minor's court-appointed guardian ad litem and, if applicable, the guardian ad litem's supervisor. The Department must update this contact information within 5 days of receiving notice of a change. The Advocacy Office for Children and Families must make this contact information available to the minor, current foster parent or caregiver, or caseworker, if requested. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules for maintaining and providing this information by December 31, 2021. Provides that the Advocacy Office shall include an electronic mail address in addition to a toll-free telephone number that may be used to file complaints, to obtain information about the delivery of child welfare service by the Department or its agents, and to obtain the contact information for the guardian ad litem. Provides that the telephone number and electronic mail address shall be included in all appropriate notices and handbooks regarding services available through the Department. Provides that the Department shall provide a flyer to all youth entering care describing the responsibilities of the Advocacy Office, the telephone number and electronic mailing address for the Advocacy Office, and a description of the role of a guardian ad litem. Provides that the Department shall also provide this flyer to youth at every administrative case review. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/25/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/25/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/25/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/17/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/24/2021SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  3/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2021
  3/25/2021SenateSecond Reading
  3/25/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 13, 2021
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/20/2021SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 009-000-000
  4/21/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/22/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/22/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Morrison
  4/22/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2021HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  5/11/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 008-000-000
  5/12/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/13/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/17/2021HouseRemoved from Consent Calendar Status Rep. Greg Harris
  5/17/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/20/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  7/30/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  7/30/2021SenateEffective Date July 30, 2021
  7/30/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0208

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