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1    AN ACT concerning courts.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is amended by
5changing Section 2-2 as follows:
6    (705 ILCS 405/2-2)  (from Ch. 37, par. 802-2)
7    Sec. 2-2. Venue.
8    (1) Venue under this Article lies in the county where the
9minor resides or is found.
10    (2) If proceedings are commenced in any county other than
11that of the minor's residence, the court in which the
12proceedings were initiated may at any time before or after
13adjudication of wardship transfer the case to the county of
14the minor's residence by transmitting to the court in that
15county an authenticated copy of the court record, including
16all documents, petitions and orders filed therein, and the
17minute orders and docket entries of the court. Transfer in
18like manner may be made in the event of a change of residence
19from one county to another of a minor concerning whom
20proceedings are pending.
21    (3) Not later than the 15th working day after the date an
22order of transfer is entered, the clerk of the court
23transferring a proceeding shall send to the clerk of the



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1receiving court in the county to which the transfer is being
2made an authenticated copy of the court record, including all
3documents, petitions, and orders filed therein, and the minute
4orders and docket entries of the court. The clerk of the
5receiving court shall set a status hearing within 10 business
6days of receipt of the case and shall notify the judge of the
7receiving court and all parties.
8    (4) The receiving court shall review the court record
9immediately upon receipt. Within 20 business days of receipt
10of the record, the reviewing court shall send a notice to the
11transferring court indicating it has accepted the case and
12scheduled a status date. Until the transferring court receives
13this notice, it continues to have jurisdiction over the case.
14If for any reason the receiving court does not accept the
15transfer, the receiving court shall, within 20 business days
16of receiving the case, send a notice to the transferring court
17indicating its reasons. The transferring court shall continue
18its jurisdiction of the case and shall set the matter for
19status within 20 business days.
20(Source: P.A. 85-601.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.