Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HB5654
Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

 Bill Status of HB5654  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.1015 new
30 ILCS 105/6z-140 new
750 ILCS 60/103from Ch. 40, par. 2311-3
750 ILCS 60/205from Ch. 40, par. 2312-5
750 ILCS 60/212from Ch. 40, par. 2312-12

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. Includes, in the definition of "abuse", the following: (i) coercive control that is a pattern of threatening, humiliating, or intimidating actions to harm an individual, stripping away the individual's sense of self and making the individual dependent by isolating, exploiting, and regulating the individual's behavior; (ii) emotional distress that undermines an individual's self-worth and self-esteem through constant criticism, diminishing abilities, and damaging relationships; (iii) psychological abuse that causes fear by intimidation, threatening harm, destroying property, and forcing isolation; as part of coercive control, it is a pattern of actions to harm, punish, or frighten that involves isolation, financial control, and coercion; and (iv) physical abuse or assault that includes actions such as hitting, slapping, and denying medical care. Requires that courts offer the option of a remote hearing to a petition for an order of protection that is now limited to counties with a population of more than 250,000. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Domestic Violence Victims' Expense Fund as a special fund in the State treasury for the purpose of assisting domestic violence victims in covering the expense of traveling to and from and participating in the domestic violence proceedings.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/5/2024HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Back To Top