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 Bill Status of HB3959  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. William B. Black - Roger L. Eddy - Jim Watson - Eileen Lyons - Chapin Rose, Patricia Reid Lindner, Patricia R. Bellock, Jim Sacia, Elizabeth Coulson, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Rosemary Mulligan, Ronald A. Wait and Rich Brauer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/607from Ch. 40, par. 607

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides for grandparent, great-grandparent, and sibling visitation. Establishes who may file a petition for visitation. Creates a rebuttable presumption that a fit parent's actions and decisions regarding grandparent, great-grandparent, or sibling visitation are in the child's best interests. Provides that, after the court overcomes the rebuttable presumption, the court shall then determine whether visitation would be in the best interest of the child. Lists factors that may be considered in determining the best interests of the child. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  12/10/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. William B. Black
  12/10/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  12/10/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  12/10/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eileen Lyons
  12/10/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Chapin Rose
  1/6/2004HouseFirst Reading
  1/6/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/7/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  1/12/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  2/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  2/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  2/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  2/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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