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 Bill Status of HB4113  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  IMDMA-EQUAL PARENTING TIME

House Sponsors
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford - John M. Cabello - John Cavaletto - Linda Chapa LaVia, Allen Skillicorn, Kathleen Willis, David B. Reis, Dave Severin and Justin Slaughter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/12/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/102from Ch. 40, par. 102
750 ILCS 5/602.5
750 ILCS 5/602.7
750 ILCS 5/602.10
750 ILCS 5/603.10


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. To the list of purposes of the Act, adds recognizing that the involvement of each parent for equal time is presumptively in the children's best interests. Deletes language providing that nothing in the Act requires that each parent be allocated decision-making responsibilities. Provides that it is presumed that it is in the child's best interests to award equal time to each parent. Provides that it is presumed that both parents are fit and the court shall not place any restrictions on parenting time unless it finds by clear and convincing evidence (instead of a preponderance of the evidence) that a parent's exercise of parenting time would seriously endanger the child's physical, mental, moral, or emotional health. In specified situations, requires the court to issue a written decision stating its specific findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of its ruling. Provides that the court may restrict or modify parental responsibilities after a showing of clear and convincing evidence (instead of a preponderance of the evidence) that the restriction or modification is warranted.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  10/12/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  10/12/2017HouseFirst Reading
  10/12/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  10/13/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  10/13/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
  10/13/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  10/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David B. Reis
  10/18/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  11/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  11/8/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
  11/8/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  11/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Cavaletto
  11/20/2017HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst

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