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 Bill Status of SB3367  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS SRVCS-PARENTAL LIABILITY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Lakesia Collins, Michael E. Hastings, Adriane Johnson, Mary Edly-Allen and Kimberly A. Lightford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Terra Costa Howard)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/12/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/9.1from Ch. 23, par. 5009.1
20 ILCS 505/9.3from Ch. 23, par. 5009.3


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. In a provision concerning children accepted for care and training under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or through a voluntary placement agreement, provides that the parents or guardians of such children (rather than the parents or guardians of the estates of such children) shall only be liable for the sums representing the charges for such care and training. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to establish a standard by which the ability of parents or guardians to pay for the care and training of the child shall be measured on an individual basis. Requires such standards and rules to provide: (i) that no liability exists if the family's annual income is under $100,000 or 400% of the federal poverty guidelines, whichever is greater; and (ii) that any liability shall not be contrary to the best interests of the child and shall not negatively impact the family's ability to participate in services to achieve reunification or in parent or child visitation. Requires the Department to adopt rules no later than July 1, 2025. In a provision concerning the referral of Title IV-E foster care maintenance cases to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for child support enforcement services, provides that such cases shall only be referred if the Department of Children and Family Services has conducted a thorough individualized review of the family's circumstances, including, but not limited to, the impact the referral may have on the child's best interest and the ability to achieve permanency or participate in visitation. In a provision concerning liability for parents or guardians who make false written declarations to the Department concerning their income or ability to pay for their children's Department-sponsored care and training, provides that such parents and guardians will be liable to Department to the extent liability is consistent with the standards and rules set forth in the amendatory Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Removes a provision making parents monetarily liable for the cost of care and training provided by the Department of Children and Family Services for children placed with the Department under a voluntary placement agreement. Instead provides that the Department shall adopt rules no later than January 1, 2026 regarding referral of Title IV-E foster care maintenance cases to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for child support enforcement services under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. Provides that it is the policy of the State that in order to preserve the financial security of a child's parent seeking reunification, the Department will not refer cases for child support enforcement services or seek an assignment of rights of child support regarding any child prior to the permanency goal of return home being ruled out by the court in accordance with the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Permits the Department to refer cases for child support enforcement services, consistent with rules, after the permanency goal of return home has been ruled out by the court in accordance with the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Requires the Department to adopt rules by January 1, 2026 establishing additional policies or criteria to consider to ensure compliance with this Section and federal law regarding referral for child support enforcement or assignment of rights of child support for children where a return home goal has been ruled out in accordance with the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. In a provision concerning liability for parents or guardians who make false written declarations to the Department concerning their income or ability to pay for their children's Department-sponsored care and training, provides that such parents and guardians will be liable to Department to the extent liability is consistent with the standards and rules set forth in the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Lakesia Collins
  2/7/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2024SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/6/2024SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 006-000-000
  3/6/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2024
  3/13/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/25/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Lakesia Collins
  3/25/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/10/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 009-000-000
  4/10/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/10/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2024
  4/11/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/11/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/12/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/12/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/12/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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