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 Bill Status of HB2504  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Keith P. Sommer - Naomi D. Jakobsson - George Scully, Jr., Mary K. O'Brien and Marlow H. Colvin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/11/2003HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0189

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 105/27.1from Ch. 25, par. 27.1
705 ILCS 105/27.1afrom Ch. 25, par. 27.1a
705 ILCS 105/27.2from Ch. 25, par. 27.2
705 ILCS 105/27.2afrom Ch. 25, par. 27.2a

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Clerks of Court Act. Provides that no fees other than the filing fee for adoption may be charged to any person in connection with proceedings for the appointment of a confidential intermediary under the Adoption Act. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts)
 No fiscal impact.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
750 ILCS 18.2
750 ILCS 18.3a
750 ILCS 18.4
Deletes reference to:
705 ILCS 105/27.1
705 ILCS 105/27.1a
705 ILCS 105/27.2
705 ILCS 105/27.2a

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Adoption Act. Removes the witness signature lines from Information Exchange Authorization and the Denial of Information Exchange forms. Deletes existing provisions concerning confidential intermediaries and adds other provisions with numerous changes concerning their appointments, powers, and duties. Provides that the court may appoint a confidential intermediary if the court finds that the disclosure is of greater benefit than nondisclosure. Provides that the confidential intermediary shall not be authorized to have access to medical records, financial records, credit records, banking records, attorney file records, or other personal records. Provides that the confidential intermediary shall not have access to any personal health information protected by the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information adopted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 unless the confidential intermediary has obtained written consent from the person whose information is being sought or, if that person is a minor child, the person's parent or guardian. Provides for the release of information from the Illinois Adoption Registry to an adopted person, adoptive parent, or legal guardian who is a registrant of the Illinois Adoption Registry and specifies the information that shall be released. Creates the Confidential Intermediary Advisory Council under the Department of Children and Family Services. Provides for the membership and duties of the Council. Adds sanctions for improper disclosure of confidential information identifying a sought-after relative.

DateChamber Action
  2/20/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/20/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/20/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2003HouseAssigned to Local Government Committee
  3/13/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Local Government Committee; 016-000-000
  3/13/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2003HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/20/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2003HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-002-001
  3/25/2003SenateArrive in Senate
  3/25/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 26, 2003
  4/2/2003SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/2/2003SenateFirst Reading
  4/2/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  4/16/2003SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/1/2003SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
  5/1/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2003
  5/6/2003SenateSecond Reading
  5/6/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 7, 2003
  5/16/2003SenateThird Reading Deadline Extended - Rule 2-10, to December 31, 2003.
  5/22/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/22/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/28/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  5/28/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Be Approved for Consideration Judiciary; 008-000-000
  5/29/2003SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/29/2003SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Cullerton
  5/29/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/29/2003SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/29/2003HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2003
  5/29/2003HouseArrived in House
  5/29/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2003HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sara Feigenholtz; Motion #1
  5/29/2003HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2003HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  5/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  5/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. George Scully, Jr.
  5/30/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary K. O'Brien
  5/31/2003HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 018-000-000
  5/31/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  5/31/2003HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 116-000-000
  5/31/2003HousePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2003HouseSent to the Governor
  7/11/2003HouseGovernor Approved
  7/11/2003HouseEffective Date January 1, 2004
  7/11/2003HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0189

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