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 Bill Status of HB4305  94th General Assembly

Short Description:  JUV CT-PARENTAGE

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 405/2-18from Ch. 37, par. 802-18
705 ILCS 405/2-34 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that in unfitness proceedings alleging that a minor is abused, neglected, or dependent, if documents, assessments, and evaluations are directly used to prove an unfitness ground as alleged in the petition or at the best interest portion, relating to parent child bonding, and a party objects to the introduction of the documents into evidence, the author of those documents shall testify, if available, as to the recommendations and findings. Provides that if the author is unavailable, the documents are admissible without such testimony. Provides that the court shall determine the proper weight accorded to the documents. Provides that a supplemental petition to reinstate parentage may be filed regarding any minor who is presently a ward of the court under the Abused, Neglected, or Dependent Minors Article of the Act. Establishes procedures for filing such supplemental petition. Effective August 1, 2006.

DateChamber Action
  12/21/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/4/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/4/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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