Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Provides that the General Assembly finds that the Illinois Department
of Children and Family Services entered into a consent decree in Bates
v. Johnson, case no. 85-C-10054 in the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division in which the
Department agreed that "reasonable visitation" includes at least one
visit per week for parents whose children are in the temporary custody
of or under the guardianship of the Department, absent documented harm
caused to a child by the visits, and also finds that visitation should
occur at least as often for parents whose children are not in the
temporary custody of or under the guardianship of the Department.
Provides that "reasonable visitation" means at least one visit per
week. Sets forth procedures for the granting of temporary visitation
rights in a proceeding under the Act.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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