Bill Status of HB3881  96th General Assembly

Short Description:  ADOPTION-FAITH BASED

House Sponsors
Rep. Shane Cultra

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 10/2.08from Ch. 23, par. 2212.08
750 ILCS 50/4.1from Ch. 40, par. 1506

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Adds religious institutions to the term description of "child welfare agency" so that it now includes agencies established by a political subdivision to protect, guard, train or care for children outside their own homes and all agencies, persons, groups of persons, associations, organizations, corporations, institutions, religious institutions, centers, or groups providing adoption services. Amends the Adoption Act. Provides that a church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or other religious institution that is an agency providing adoption services as defined in Section 2.24 of the Child Care Act of 1969 and that is licensed as a child welfare agency as defined in Section 2.08 of the Child Care Act of 1969 may adopt faith-based policies and practices relating to the placement of children for adoption which provide for the placement of a child with a prospective adoptive parent who holds the same religious beliefs as those held by that religious institution, while maintaining the welfare of the child as the primary consideration in the placement.

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Shane Cultra
  2/26/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2009HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
  3/10/2009HouseRe-assigned to Adoption Reform Committee
  3/10/2009HouseMoved to Suspend Rule 25 Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/10/2009HouseSuspend Rule 25 - Prevailed 067-040-004
  3/12/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Adoption Reform Committee; 003-001-001
  3/12/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2009HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die