90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0615
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ADOPTION-BIOLOGICL PARNT VISIT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  Juvenile  Court  Act  of  1987.   Provides  that  the      
   biological  and   adoptive parents may enter into an agreement, at the      
   time a consent to an adoption is executed,  providing  for  visitation      
   between  one  or  both  biological parents and their relatives and the      
   adoptive parents or adopted minor, with consent  of  the  guardian  ad      
   litem,  after the adoption is finalized.  The agreement is enforceable      
   if in writing and may be modified or terminated if necessary to  serve      
   the  best  interests  of  the child and if the adoptive and biological      
   parents agree or exceptional circumstances arise after  the  agreement      
   is entered.  Effective January 1, 1998.                                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that the adoption addressed by the amendatory provisions      
   is an adoption of a minor who is the subject of an abuse, neglect,  or      
   dependency    petition  under  this  Act.   Provides that an agreement      
   between the parties for    ongoing  contact  is  only  enforceable  if      
   approved by the juvenile court based on a  finding that the contact is      
   in the best interests of the minor.                                         
          JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                                
          There may be a minimal increase in judicial workloads; there         
          would be no increase in the need for the number of judges.           
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1                                   
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB615, as amended by Amendment 1, fails      
          to create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.              
          FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1 (DCFS)                                           
          The Dept. anticipates no fiscal impact from this legislation.        
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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