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 Bill Status of HB2559  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO-TECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Elaine Nekritz - Steven A. Andersson - Brian W. Stewart - David Harris - John M. Cabello, Tim Butler, Dan Brady, André Thapedi and Keith R. Wheeler

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Antonio Muñoz - Jason A. Barickman - Don Harmon - Dale A. Righter - Pamela J. Althoff, Iris Y. Martinez, Napoleon Harris, III, Kwame Raoul, Chris Nybo, Michael E. Hastings and Michael Connelly)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2017HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/21-102from Ch. 110, par. 21-102


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Makes a technical change in Section on petition to change name.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
735 ILCS 5/21-102
Adds reference to:
735 ILCS 5/21-101from Ch. 110, par. 21-101
735 ILCS 5/21-102.5 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Requires each person 18 years of age or older who will be subject to a change of name under a petition for change of name if granted to initiate a criminal history records check with the Department of State Police. Provides the criminal history records check does not apply to any other person under 18 years of age included in the petition. Provides the Department shall allow a person to use the Access and Review process, established by rule in the Department, for this purpose. Requires the person to attach the results of each criminal history records check to his or her petition. Provides the circuit court clerk shall promptly serve a copy of the petition on the State's Attorney where the petitioner resides. Allows the State's Attorney to file an objection to the petition within 30 days and requires all objections to be in writing, filed with the circuit court clerk, and state with specificity the basis of the objection. Provides if the circuit court orders the petition be granted, a copy of the order, including a copy of each applicable access and review response, shall be forwarded to the Department of State Police who shall update any criminal history record information system or offender registration of each person 18 years of age or older in the petition to include the change of name as well as his or her former name.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Adds reference to:
735 ILCS 5/21-102from Ch. 110, par. 21-102

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Requires the petitioner to include in the petition a statement under oath and subject to the penalty of perjury whether or not the petitioner or any other person 18 years of age or older who will be subject to a change of name under the petition if granted: (1) has been adjudicated or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense under the laws of this State or any other state for which a pardon has not been granted; or (2) has an arrest for which a charge has not been filed or a pending charge on a felony or misdemeanor offense (rather than before filing a petition, each person 18 years of age or older who will be subject to a change of name under the petition if granted must initiate an update of his or her criminal history transcript with the Department of State Police). Provides if the statement indicates the petitioner or any other person 18 years of age or older who will be subject to a change of name under the petition, if granted, has been adjudicated or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense under the laws of this State or any other state for which a pardon has not been granted, or has an arrest for which a charge has not been filed or a pending charge on a felony or misdemeanor offense, the State's Attorney may request the court to or the court may on its own motion, require the person, prior to a hearing on the petition, to initiate an update of his or her criminal history transcript with the Department of State Police. Requires the Department to allow a person to use the Access and Review process, established by rule in the Department, for this purpose. Provides the circuit court clerk shall promptly serve a copy of the petition on the Department of State Police. Provides if the court grants a name change to a person who has been adjudicated or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense under the laws of this State or any other state for which a pardon has not been granted, or has an arrest for which a charge has not been filed or a pending charge on a felony or misdemeanor offense, a copy of the order, including a copy of each applicable access and review response, shall be forwarded to the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police shall update any criminal history transcript or offender registration of each person 18 years of age or older in the order to include the change of name as well as his or her former name.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2017HouseRe-assigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/28/2017HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Judiciary - Civil Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/28/2017HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/29/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 010-000-000
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/21/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 007-000-000
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  4/25/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/26/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/5/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/12/2017SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 010-000-000
  5/12/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2017
  5/12/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  5/23/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/23/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
  5/26/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/31/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  5/31/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2017HouseSent to the Governor

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