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Full Text of HB1489  97th General Assembly


Sen. Dan Kotowski

Filed: 5/30/2012





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1489, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of Senate Amendment No.
44, on page 3, by inserting immediately below line 1 the
6    "Section 10. The Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is amended by
7changing Section 2-4 as follows:
8    (705 ILCS 405/2-4)  (from Ch. 37, par. 802-4)
9    Sec. 2-4. Dependent minor.
10    (1) Those who are dependent include any minor under 18
11years of age:
12        (a) who is without a parent, guardian or legal
13    custodian;
14        (b) who is without proper care because of the physical
15    or mental disability of his parent, guardian or custodian;
16        (c) who is without proper medical or other remedial



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1    care recognized under State law or other care necessary for
2    his or her well being through no fault, neglect or lack of
3    concern by his parents, guardian or custodian, provided
4    that no order may be made terminating parental rights, nor
5    may a minor be removed from the custody of his or her
6    parents for longer than 6 months, pursuant to an
7    adjudication as a dependent minor under this subdivision
8    (c), unless it is found to be in his or her best interest
9    by the court or the case automatically closes as provided
10    under Section 2-31 of this Act; or
11        (d) who has a parent, guardian or legal custodian who
12    with good cause wishes to be relieved of all residual
13    parental rights and responsibilities, guardianship or
14    custody, and who desires the appointment of a guardian of
15    the person with power to consent to the adoption of the
16    minor under Section 2-29.
17    (1.5) Those who are dependent include any person under 21
18years of age:
19        (a) who was previously a ward of the court and under
20    guardianship of the Department of Children and Family
21    Services Guardianship Administrator and wardship and
22    guardianship were vacated under:
23            (i) an order entered under subsection (2) of
24        Section 2-31 in the case of a minor over the age of 18;
25            (ii) closure of a case under subsection (2) of
26        Section 2-31 in the case of a minor under the age of 18



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1        who has been partially or completely emancipated in
2        accordance with the Emancipation of Minors Act; or
3            (iii) an order entered under subsection (3) of
4        Section 2-31 based on the minor's attaining the age of
5        19 years;
6        (b) who is not presently a ward of the court under
7    Article II of this Act and where there is no supplemental
8    petition to reinstate wardship pending on behalf of the
9    minor; and
10        (c) in whose best interest that wardship be reinstated.
11    (2) This Section does not apply to a minor who would be
12included herein solely for the purpose of qualifying for
13financial assistance for himself, his parent or parents,
14guardian or custodian or to a minor solely because his or her
15parent or parents or guardian has left the minor for any period
16of time in the care of an adult relative, who the parent or
17parents or guardian know is both a mentally capable adult
18relative and physically capable adult relative, as defined by
19this Act.
20(Source: P.A. 96-168, eff. 8-10-09.)".