Bill Status of HB4305 94th General Assembly
Short Description: JUV CT-PARENTAGE
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
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.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 12/21/2005||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers|| 1/4/2006||House||First Reading|| 1/4/2006||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|