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 Bill Status of HB1431  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Richard P. Myers - Kenneth Dunkin - Paul D. Froehlich and Gary Hannig

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/602from Ch. 40, par. 602
750 ILCS 5/602.1from Ch. 40, par. 602.1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that the court shall use a rebuttable presumption that joint legal and physical custody is in the best interest of the child. Provides that, whenever it appears that both parents are fit, but that joint legal and physical custody is not feasible and cannot be remedied by a Joint Parenting Agreement between the parents, the court shall use a rebuttable presumption that the best interests of the child will be served by granting legal and physical custody to the parent more disposed to encourage and permit frequent and continuing contact by the other parent with the child. Requires the court to justify any departure from the presumptions with detailed findings.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Richard P. Myers
  2/10/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2005HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  2/18/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/25/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  3/9/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 014-000-000
  3/10/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2005HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Hannig
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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