90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0951
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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.       
   Effective immediately.                                                      
        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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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