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 Bill Status of HB0703  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  INTERSTATE ADOPTIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Al Riley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kwame Raoul )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0344

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 50/4.1from Ch. 40, par. 1506


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Adoption Act. In a Section concerning adoption between multiple jurisdictions, adds a statement of public policy. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall promulgate procedures and requirements for interstate adoption placements of children and disseminate the information via specified channels no later than 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the Department may not require any further pre-adoption requirements. Provides that the procedures shall reflect the standard of review as stated in the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children and approval shall be given by the Department if the placement appears not to be contrary to the best interests of the child. Adds provisions governing the timeline and procedures for interstate adoptions. Provides that communications concerning an interstate placement made between the Department and an Illinois licensed child welfare agency, an out-of-state child placing agency, and attorneys representing the prospective adoptive parent or biological parent may be made through any type of electronic means, including, but not limited to, electronic mail. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/25/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/25/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/16/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 012-000-000
  2/16/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/23/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  2/28/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  2/28/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 1, 2017
  3/1/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/1/2017SenateFirst Reading
  3/1/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/9/2017SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
  5/9/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/29/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/29/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  8/25/2017HouseEffective Date August 25, 2017
  8/25/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0344

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