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 Bill Status of HB5523  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  SEX OFFENDER LOSE CHILD CUSTDY

House Sponsors
Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
730 ILCS 5/5-5-3from Ch. 38, par. 1005-5-3
730 ILCS 150/3from Ch. 38, par. 223
730 ILCS 150/4from Ch. 38, par. 224
730 ILCS 150/5from Ch. 38, par. 225
750 ILCS 50/1from Ch. 40, par. 1501
750 ILCS 50/2from Ch. 40, par. 1502


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Protection of Children Related to Sex Offenders Act. Provides that a "sex offender" or "sexual predator", as defined in the Sex Offender Registration Act, is barred from having custody of or visitation with his or her own children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, living with minor children, serving as a guardian for a minor child, or serving as a foster parent. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a defendant, convicted of an offense that qualifies the defendant for the designation of "sex offender" or "sexual predator" under the Sex Offender Registration Act, is ordered by the court to not live with or have custody or visitation with any minor children. Provides that the circuit clerk obtains from a defendant convicted of an offense included in the Sex Offender Registration Act the names and addresses of the defendant's spouse, former spouse, adult children, minor children, stepchildren, or wards and parents of the defendant's minor grandchildren, great-grandchildren, or stepchildren, or wards. Provides that the circuit clerk notifies the defendant's spouse, former spouse, adult children, parents of the defendant's minor grandchildren, great-grandchildren, or stepchildren, and any person with whom the defendant had a child if that child is now a minor, of the conviction and the court order prohibiting custody, visitation or residing with minors. Amends the Sex Offender Registration Act. Provides that before a sex offender or sexual predator is released from a correctional facility or otherwise released, the offender or predator must read and sign a form acknowledging the receipt of the court order prohibiting the offender or predator from having custody or visitation with minors receiving an explanation of the order, and verifying that the order was explained to the sex offender or sexual predator. Provides that when a sex offender or sexual predator registers that the sheriff, Chicago Police Department, or the chief of police, the sex offender or sexual predator shall provide information about any minor relatives or about any minor with whom the person resides and, if no order exists that, pursuant to the Protection of Children Related to Sex Offenders Act, bars the sex offender or sexual predator from custody, visitation, or sharing a residence with any minor child, the sheriff, Chicago Police Department, or the chief of police shall advise the State's attorney for that county about the lack of a court order, so that the States' attorney can obtain a court order against the person under the Protection of Children Related to Sex Offenders Act to protect minor children. Amends the Adoption Act. Provides that no sex offender or sexual predator may adopt a child or reside with, have custody of, or visitation with any minor that the person adopted.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/27/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  1/27/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/31/2006HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Brent Hassert
  2/1/2006HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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