MADIGAN,MJ-CURRIE-JONES,LOU-GASH-HOWARD AND HOFFMAN.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Children and Family Services Act in provisions
restricting disclosure of information concerning foster parents.
Provides that no person may disclose a foster parent's name, address,
or telephone number except as authorized by the Department by rule.
Provides that it is a Class A misdemeanor to make an unauthorized
disclosure of this information or to permit, assist, or encourage the
unauthorized disclosure of this information. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (DCFS)
HB2326 causes no fiscal impact.
There may be an increase in judicial workloads; impact on the
need to increase the number of judges cannot be determined.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Amends the Children and Family Services Act
in provisions restricting disclosure of information concerning foster
parents. Provides that a person to whom disclosure of a foster
parent's name, address, or telephone number is made under the
disclosure provisions shall not redisclose that information except as
provided in this Act or the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that
any person who knowingly and willfully rediscloses a foster parent's
name, address, or telephone number in violation of the disclosure
provisions is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.
JUDICIAL NOTE, H-AM 1
The bill would neither decrease nor increase the need for the
number of judges in the state.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the Department shall provide written notice of the
provisions regarding redisclosure of a foster parent's name, address,
or telephone number, including the penalty for a Class A misdemeanor
to anyone to whom the Department discloses a foster parent's name,
address, or telephone number.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (DCFS)
Any cost could easily be absorbed within current approps.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0629
Last action date: 98-07-24
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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