PARKER AND SMITH.
JUV CT-PERMANENCY GOALS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes a technical change
in Section relating to jurisdiction over delinquents.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
705 ILCS 405/5-1
Adds reference to:
705 ILCS 405/1-3 from Ch. 37, par. 801-3
705 ILCS 405/1-8 from Ch. 37, par. 801-8
705 ILCS 405/2-10 from Ch. 37, par. 802-10
705 ILCS 405/2-22 from Ch. 37, par. 802-22
705 ILCS 405/2-28 from Ch. 37, par. 802-28
705 ILCS 405/2-28.01 new
705 ILCS 405/2-28.1
Deletes everything. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
Provides that in counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more, a
permanency goal may be ordered by a judge. Provides that a hearing
officer may inspect and copy juvenile court records. Provides that
the notice of parent's and children's rights to rehearing on temporary
custody shall provide that the rehearing should be scheduled within 48
hours (instead of one day) of filing the affidavit. Provides that in
counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more, a permanency hearing
shall be held no later than 12 months after the minor is taken into
temporary custody (instead of no later than 16 months). Provides that
the provisions concerning court review only apply in counties with a
population under 3,000,000. Removes the requirement that notice be
given to all parties respondent before proceeding to a permanency
hearing. Adds provisions concerning court review in counties with a
population of 3,000,000 or more. In counties with a population of
3,000,000 or more, adds the requirement that a hearing officer be an
attorney admitted to practice for at least 7 years. Removes the
provisions that provide that in the permanency hearing that a hearing
officer conducts, the strict rules of evidence need not apply.
Provides that in these hearings the hearing officer shall use the
standard applied at dispositional hearings to rule on the
admissibility of evidence. In counties with a population of 3,000,000
or more, allows hearing officers to have certain additional powers.
Provides that a hearing officer shall assure that a verbatim record is
retained for 12 months or until the next permanency hearing, whichever
is later. Effective July 1, 1997.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that in counties of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants the
court, at the permanency hearing, shall set a specified permanency
goal. Also provides in counties of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants that
the permanency hearing shall not be delayed because an agency fails to
submit the service plan to the parties in advance of the hearing.
Deletes provision requiring the hearing officer to mail a copy of the
recommended order to a non-attending party, together with a notice of
the date and place of the judicial determination and the right of the
parties to present objections. Changes the effective date of the bill
from July 1, 1997 to September 1, 1997.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0087
Last action date: 97-07-10
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
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