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 Bill Status of HB5379  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  MARRIAGE-VIRTUAL VISITATION

House Sponsors
Rep. Ruth Munson - Paul D. Froehlich - Patricia Reid Lindner - Sidney H. Mathias

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2006HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/607from Ch. 40, par. 607


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that reasonable visitation rights may include virtual visitation (visitation facilitated by tools such as telephone, e-mail, instant messaging, video conferencing and other wired or wireless technologies over the Internet or other communication media to supplement in-person visits). Provides that virtual visitation supplements in-person visitation. Provides that a court order that includes virtual visitation shall provide that each parent shall furnish the other with the child's e-mail address and other virtual visitation access information and permit, at reasonable hours and for a reasonable duration, reasonable and uncensored virtual visitation if the equipment is reasonably available. Provides that, in the case of a dispute as to whether the equipment is reasonably available, the court shall decide whether the equipment is reasonably available, taking specified factors into consideration.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ruth Munson
  1/26/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/26/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/31/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  1/31/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  2/14/2006HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  2/14/2006HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 25 - Prevailed
  2/15/2006HouseMotion Filed Rep. Ruth Munson; Table House Bill 5379 Pursuant to Rule 60(b)
  2/16/2006HouseMotion Prevailed
  2/16/2006HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  2/22/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias

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