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 Bill Status of HB4304  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FOSTER CARE INVESTIGATIVE COMM

House Sponsors
Rep. Lakesia Collins

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/17a-16 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Creates the Foster Care Investigative Reports Commission as an executive agency of State government to investigate all adverse reports submitted by foster parents to the Department of Children and Family Services (Department) concerning the children placed in their care. Provides that the Commission shall consist of 9 members appointed by the Governor. Contains provisions concerning the term limits of Commission members, compensation, Commission meetings, and other matters. Provides that subject to appropriation, the Commission shall hire a Director and staff to process and investigate all adverse reports referred by the Department to the Commission in order to determine whether the information and allegations set forth in each report are true or false. Requires the Commission to review the findings and recommendations of the Director for each investigated adverse report. Provides that if, after its review, the Commission determines that an adverse report is false or inaccurate, the Commission shall issue a final written report of its determination to be filed with the foster child's official records. Permits the Director, the Director's staff, and the Commission to inspect and copy any materials held by the Department that are relevant to the investigation of an adverse report. Contains provisions concerning the confidentiality of Department records, Commission reporting requirements, and Commission rules.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/21/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lakesia Collins
  1/5/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee

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