LINDNER-CROSS-BIGGERT-LYONS,EILEEN-WOOD AND ERWIN.
ADOPTION-DRUG ADDICTED BABIES
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Adoption Act in provisions defining unfit parent to
include a biological mother whose child at birth had blood or urine
containing any amount of a controlled substance as defined in the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, excluding medical treatment
administered to the mother or newborn, and who is the biological
mother of at least one other child who has been adjudicated a
neglected minor under provisions of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987
regarding children born with evidence of controlled substances in
their blood or urine, and who thereafter had an opportunity to par-
ticipate in a drug counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation program.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a parent will be found unfit if any amount of a
controlled substance is found in the child's meconium, in addition to
his or her blood or urine, and the other conditions listed are met.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2
HB 951, amended by H-am 2, fails to create a State mandate.
JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1 & 2
The bill would not increase the need for the number of judges.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
In provisions concerning the determination of whether a mother is
unfit, provides that the mother must have had an opportunity to enroll
and participate in a clinically appropriate substance abuse counsel-
ing, treatment and rehabilitation program, rather than an opportunity
to participate in a drug counseling, treatment and rehabilitation pro-
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (DCFS)
Costs will be reduced, but the amount of the reduction is
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0013
Last action date: 97-06-13
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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