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 Bill Status of HB2537  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CHANGE OF NAME; DISSOLUTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Elaine Nekritz and Frances Ann Hurley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael E. Hastings - Cristina Castro)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  9/22/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0520

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/21-103 rep.
735 ILCS 5/21-103.5 new
750 ILCS 5/413from Ch. 40, par. 413


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Repeals a Section concerning notice by publication requirements in a petition for change of name. Provides that in any application for a change of name involving a minor, before a judgment granting a change of name may be entered, actual notice and an opportunity to be heard shall be given to any parent whose parental rights have not been previously terminated and to any person who has been allocated parental responsibilities under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that notice and an opportunity to be heard shall be given to persons outside this State as specified in other provisions of the Code. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that unless the person whose marriage is dissolved or declared invalid requests otherwise, the court order shall contain a provision authorizing the person to resume the use of his or her former or maiden name, should he or she choose to do so, at any time he or she chooses to do so (instead of "upon request by a wife whose marriage is dissolved or declared invalid, the court shall order her maiden name or a former name restored").

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
750 ILCS 5/504from Ch. 40, par. 504

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and further amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that specified provisions concerning maintenance apply in cases in which the combined gross annual income of the parties is less than $500,000 (instead of $250,000). Deletes language providing that the duration of a maintenance award shall be calculated by multiplying the length of the marriage at the time the action was commenced by whichever of specified factors applies. Provides instead that the duration of a maintenance award shall be calculated by multiplying the length of the marriage at the time the action was commenced by whichever of the following factors applies: less than 5 years (.20); 5 years or more but less than 6 years (.24); 6 years or more but less than 7 years (.28); 7 years or more but less than 8 years (.32); 8 years or more but less than 9 years (.36); 9 years or more but less than 10 years (.40); 10 years or more but less than 11 years (.44); 11 years or more but less than 12 years (.48); 12 years or more but less than 13 years (.52); 13 years or more but less than 14 years (.56); 14 years or more but less than 15 years (.60); 15 years or more but less than 16 years (.64); 16 years or more but less than 17 years (.68); 17 years or more but less than 18 years (.72); 18 years or more but less than 19 years (.76); 19 years or more but less than 20 years (.80). Provides that for a marriage of 20 or more years, the court, in its discretion, shall order maintenance for a period equal to the length of the marriage or for an indefinite term (instead of "shall order either permanent maintenance or maintenance for a period equal to the length of the marriage"). Provides that in the discretion of the court, any term of temporary maintenance paid may be a corresponding credit to the duration of maintenance.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
735 ILCS 5/21-103 rep.
Adds reference to:
735 ILCS 5/21-103from Ch. 110, par. 21-103

Removes the repeal of notice by publication requirements for change of name petitions. Provides that the maximum charge for publication may not exceed the lowest classified rate paid by commercial users for comparable space in the newspaper.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/24/2017HouseTo Domestic Relations Law Subcommittee
  3/8/2017HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 003-000-000
  3/8/2017HouseRemains in Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/8/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 011-000-000
  3/8/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/16/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/16/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/16/2017SenateFirst Reading
  3/16/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/3/2017SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/9/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/9/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/9/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/9/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended 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
  5/31/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  6/2/2017HouseArrived in House
  6/2/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  6/6/2017HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  6/26/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  6/26/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  6/26/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  6/26/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  6/27/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  6/27/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  6/29/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 009-000-000
  6/29/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 009-000-000
  6/30/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 109-000-000
  6/30/2017HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 109-000-000
  6/30/2017HouseHouse Concurs
  6/30/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  7/28/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  9/22/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  9/22/2017HouseEffective Date June 1, 2018
  9/22/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0520

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