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 Bill Status of HB5487  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
325 ILCS 5/7.4from Ch. 23, par. 2057.4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that when a report involves a child with a developmental or cognitive disability or with a physical disability that impacts the child's ability to communicate, the Department of Children and Family Services' investigation team shall include a licensed clinical social worker and a speech language pathologist who have experience, either in a clinical setting or as a therapist in an educational setting, in working with the child's specific disability to help assess the information received from the child. Provides that these persons shall be directly involved in preparing for the investigation by building awareness of the child's communication needs, including the use of assistive technology, and reading abilities, assessing whether a reduced number of or shortened interviews are warranted, and determining the appropriate environment for interviewing the child. Provides that if a forensic interview is to be conducted, the Department shall ensure that the interviewer is trained to interview individuals with disabilities or is accompanied by the Department's licensed clinical social worker and speech language pathologist. Provides that the Department shall ensure that the interviewer has access to individualized information about the child's disability from personal records, family members or care providers, and others with relevant information prior to meeting the child. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/13/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/13/2014HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/21/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/21/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/24/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 014-000-000
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/1/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/9/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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