Bill Status of HB4040 101st General Assembly
Short Description: CHILD WELFARE-CRIMES-NOTIFY CT
Rep. Sue Scherer - Rita Mayfield
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015, and the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that a State's Attorney, within 5 days of the filing of a charge that a person has committed an illegal act perpetrated upon a victim less than 18 years of age, including, but not limited to, certain violations the Articles of the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning sex offenses and bodily harm, shall determine whether the person or his or her minor child is a party or subject to a proceeding under the applicable Act. Provides that if the person or his or her minor child is a party or subject to such a proceeding, the State's Attorney shall notify the court having jurisdiction over the matter. Provides that the notification shall be in a form and manner as determined by the clerk of the court, and shall include the case number and caption, if known. Provides that if a notification expressly indicates that it includes facts that constitute confidential personnel matters, the clerk of the court shall place the notification under seal. Provides that upon the receipt of a notification, the clerk of the court shall schedule the matter related to the notification for a hearing no later than 30 days after the receipt of the notification, and shall send no less than 10 days' notice of the hearing to each party to the proceeding. Provides that after the hearing, the court shall make a written finding whether modification or restriction of the person's access to the child is appropriate. Provides that the court may enter any order that it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, a requirement that visitation be conducted under the supervision of an employee of the Department of Children and Family Services. Makes a corresponding change in the Counties Code.