90th General Assembly
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ADOPT-JUV COURT-PARENTAL RGTS                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Adoption Act to make a technical change to a provision      
   concerning how to construe the Act.                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          750 ILCS 50/2.1                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          20 ILCS 505/6a                  from Ch. 23, par. 5006a              
          705 ILCS 405/1-2                from Ch. 37, par. 801-2              
          705 ILCS 405/2-21               from Ch. 37, par. 802-21             
          705 ILCS 405/2-29               from Ch. 37, par. 802-29             
          750 ILCS 50/1                   from Ch. 40, par. 1501               
          P.A. 89-704, Sec. 99 new                                             
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Children and Family Services Act,      
   the Juvenile Court Act of 1987,  the  Adoption  Act,  and  Public  Act      
   89-704.  Amends the Children and Family Services Act to require a case      
   plan to provide for the utilization of family preservation services as      
   defined  in  the  Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (instead of      
   the utilization of reasonable family  preservation  services).  Amends      
   the  Juvenile  Court  Act.   Provides that the court may terminate the      
   parental rights of a parent at an  initial  dispositional  hearing  if      
   certain conditions are met, including if the court finds, on the basis      
   of   clear  and  convincing  evidence  admitted  (instead  of  legally      
   admissible evidence introduced or stipulated to) at a hearing that the      
   parent is unfit.  Provides that if a  petition  prays  and  the  court      
   finds  that it is in the best interest of the minor that a guardian of      
   the person be appointed and authorized to consent to the  adoption  of      
   the  minor,  the  court with the consent (instead of agreement) of the      
   parents may empower the guardian of the person of the minor to  appear      
   in  court  when  any  proceedings for the adoption of the minor may be      
   pending and to  consent  to  the  adoption.   Provides  that  parental      
   consent  to  the  order  (instead  of  parental  request for an order)      
   authorizing the guardian of the person to consent to adoption  of  the      
   minor  shall be made in open court or otherwise in writing and signed.      
   Amends the Adoption Act in the provisions defining "related child"  to      
   add that a child whose parent has executed a final irrevocable consent      
   to  adoption or surrender for purposes of adoption or whose parent has      
   had his or her parental rights  terminated  is  not  a  related  child      
   unless the consent is determined to be void.  Amends Public Act 89-704      
   to  add  an  effective  date  of  July  1, 1997.  Makes other changes.      
   Effective on July 1, 1997.                                                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that it may be appropriate to  expedite  termination  of      
   parental rights when reasonable efforts are inappropriate or have been      
   provided and were unsuccessful and there are aggravating circumstances      
   or  when  parental rights of a parent with respect to a sibling of the      
   child have been terminated.  Removes the provisions that provide  that      
   it  may  be  appropriate to expedite termination of parental rights in      
   abandonment cases or in those extreme  cases  in  which  the  parent's      
   conduct  toward the child or the child's sibling has been so egregious      
   that the behavior justifies expedited termination of parental rights.       
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0443

   Last action date: 97-08-16

           Location: Senate

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


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