Bill Status of HB1215 98th General Assembly
Short Description: GRANDPARENT CUSTODY ASSISTANCE
Rep. John D. Cavaletto
| 12/3/2014||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Grandparents Custody Assistance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be paid as grants to public or private non-profit agencies that provide pro bono legal assistance to a grandparent or other first-degree relative seeking (i) custody of a child or (ii) to intervene in a custody dispute involving that child. Authorizes the Attorney General to manage the Fund. Defines "first-degree relative". Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Clerks of Courts Act to provide for fines to be imposed when parties violate court orders relating to custody, visitation, or joint parenting, with certain exceptions. Provides for disposition of the fines.