State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 2/7/2007, by Sen. Don Harmon


755 ILCS 5/11a-1   from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-1

    Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that the term "developmental disability" includes a disability that is attributable to "fetal alcohol syndrome" or "fetal alcohol effects" (in addition to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism). Effective January 1, 2008.

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1     AN ACT concerning civil law.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Probate Act of 1975 is amended by changing
5 Section 11a-1 as follows:
6     (755 ILCS 5/11a-1)  (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-1)
7     Sec. 11a-1. Developmental disability defined.)
8 "Developmental disability" means a disability which is
9 attributable to: (a) mental retardation, cerebral palsy,
10 epilepsy, or autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, or fetal alcohol
11 effects; or to (b) any other condition which results in
12 impairment similar to that caused by mental retardation and
13 which requires services similar to those required by mentally
14 retarded persons. Such disability must originate before the age
15 of 18 years, be expected to continue indefinitely, and
16 constitute a substantial handicap.
17 (Source: P.A. 80-1415.)
18     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
19 1, 2008.