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