Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Repeals Sections concerning charges to a parent or guardian resulting from the care and training of a child by the Department of Children and Family Services. Amends the Juvenile Court Act. Deletes language concerning a parent's or guardian's liability to pay for the support of a child who has been removed from that parent's or guardian's care. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Repeals a Section concerning reimbursement for the expenses of committed persons. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure to make corresponding changes.
Fiscal Note (Illinois Department of Children & Family Services)
The fiscal impact of House Bill 254 to the State of Illinois is $400,000 per year.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. In a provision concerning parental payments, provides that the Department Children and Family Services, by rule, must grant a waiver for future and past parental payments to certain parents, guardians, or custodians. Provides that, no later than January 1, 2006, the Department shall file a proposed rule or a proposed amendment to an existing rule setting out the procedures for applying for a waiver and the standard for determining eligibility. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. In a Section concerning admissible evidence, provides that any portion of a document that contains an opinion as to a respondent's ability to care for the minor or the minor's bond to the respondent is not admissible under this Section unless the individual who authored that opinion testifies as to that opinion.