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 Bill Status of HB0259  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/10-10from Ch. 23, par. 10-10
705 ILCS 35/4.4 new
705 ILCS 405/1-5from Ch. 37, par. 801-5
705 ILCS 405/2-20from Ch. 37, par. 802-20
705 ILCS 405/2-23from Ch. 37, par. 802-23
705 ILCS 405/3-21from Ch. 37, par. 803-21
705 ILCS 405/3-24from Ch. 37, par. 803-24
705 ILCS 405/4-18from Ch. 37, par. 804-18
705 ILCS 405/4-21from Ch. 37, par. 804-21
725 ILCS 5/112A-7from Ch. 38, par. 112A-7
725 ILCS 5/112A-14from Ch. 38, par. 112A-14
750 ILCS 5/307 new
750 ILCS 5/404.05 new
750 ILCS 5/411.5 new
750 ILCS 5/452.5 new
750 ILCS 5/510from Ch. 40, par. 510
750 ILCS 5/606from Ch. 40, par. 606
750 ILCS 5/103 rep.
750 ILCS 10/8.5 new
750 ILCS 10/8.10 new
750 ILCS 22/301
750 ILCS 28/40
750 ILCS 30/7.5 new
750 ILCS 30/9from Ch. 40, par. 2209
750 ILCS 45/13from Ch. 40, par. 2513
750 ILCS 45/14from Ch. 40, par. 2514
750 ILCS 50/5.5 new
750 ILCS 60/206from Ch. 40, par. 2312-6
750 ILCS 60/214from Ch. 40, par. 2312-14

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Circuit Courts Act, the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, and other Acts. Provides that the chief judge of each circuit shall establish a separate family division for the circuit for the purpose of hearing all family cases. Provides that the chief judge shall designate an appropriate number of circuit judges or associate judges, or both, to serve in the family division. Provides that "family case" means an action in which the court exercises its jurisdiction under Article X of the Illinois Public Aid Code (concerning the enforcement of child support obligations), Article II, III, or IV of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (concerning abused, neglected, or dependent minors, minors requiring authoritative intervention, and addicted minors), the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, and other designated Acts. Provides for a right to trial by jury in family cases (except in an action for simplified dissolution of marriage). (Under current law, trial by jury is expressly prohibited under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984, and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.) Provides that the court may order parties to a family case to undergo counseling as the court deems appropriate, based on the evidence.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Human Services)
 House Bill 259 has no fiscal impact to the Department of Human Services.

DateChamber Action
  1/14/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/19/2005HouseFirst Reading
  1/19/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/26/2005HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/10/2005HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. William Davis
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/15/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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