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90_HB2326enr 20 ILCS 505/35.3 Amends the Children and Family Services Act in provisions restricting disclosure of information concerning foster parents. Provides that no person may disclose a foster parent's name, address, or telephone number except as authorized by the Department by rule. Provides that it is a Class A misdemeanor to make an unauthorized disclosure of this information or to permit, assist, or encourage the unauthorized disclosure of this information. Effective immediately. LRB9006965SMdvB HB2326 Enrolled LRB9006965SMdvB 1 AN ACT to amend the Children and Family Services Act by 2 changing Section 35.3. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is 6 amended by changing Section 35.3 as follows: 7 (20 ILCS 505/35.3) 8 Sec. 35.3 Confidentiality of foster parent identifying 9 information. 10 (a) Because foster parents accept placements into their 11 residences, it is the policy of the State of Illinois to 12 protect foster parents' addresses and telephone numbers from 13 disclosure. The Department shall adopt rules to effectuate 14 this policy and provide sufficient prior notice of any 15 authorized disclosure for foster parents to seek an order of 16 protection under Section 2-25 of the Juvenile Court Act of 17 1987. 18 (b) A person to whom disclosure of a foster parent's 19 name, address, or telephone number is made under this Section 20 shall not redisclose that information except as provided in 21 this Act or the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Any person who 22 knowingly and willfully rediscloses a foster parent's name, 23 address, or telephone number in violation of this Section is 24 guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. 25 (c) The Department shall provide written notice of the 26 provisions of subsection (b), including the penalty for a 27 Class A misdemeanor, to anyone to whom the Department 28 discloses a foster parent's name, address, or telephone 29 number. 30 (Source: P.A. 90-15, eff. 6-13-97.) HB2326 Enrolled -2- LRB9006965SMdvB 1 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 2 becoming law.
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