Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Prohibits the court from appointing a person who is currently listed or required to be listed on the sex offender database as the legal guardian of a minor. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Probate Code. In provisions prohibiting a person convicted of a felony from acting as the guardian of a minor or disabled person, creates an exception if the court finds that the appointment of the person convicted of a felony is in the best interests of the minor or disabled person. Provides that the court shall consider the nature of the offense, the date of the offense, and the evidence of the proposed guardian's rehabilitation as part of the determination that appointment of a person who has been convicted of a felony is in the minor's or disabled person's best interest. Provides that, in appointing a guardian for a minor, no person shall be appointed who has been convicted of a felony, including a felony sexual offense, involving harm or threat to a child. Provides that, in appointing a guardian for a disabled person, no person shall be appointed who has been convicted of a felony, including a felony sexual offense, involving harm or threat to an elderly or disabled person. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that where the Department of Children and Family Services Guardianship Administrator is appointed as the executive temporary custodian, the Department of Children and Family Services shall file with the court and serve on the parties a parent-child visiting plan, within 5 days, excluding weekends and holidays, after the appointment. Provides that the parent-child visiting plan shall set out the time and place of visits, the frequency of visits, the length of visits, who shall be present at the visits, and where appropriate, the minor's opportunities to have telephone and mail communication with the parents. Provides that for good cause, the court may waive the requirement to file the parent-child visiting plan or extend the time for filing the parent-child visiting plan.