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 Bill Status of HB5459  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ABANDONED NEWBORN-INFO PACKET

House Sponsors
Rep. Elizabeth Coulson - Sandy Cole - Elaine Nekritz - Patricia R. Bellock - Naomi D. Jakobsson, Susana A. Mendoza, Greg Harris, Constance A. Howard, Cynthia Soto, Monique D. Davis, Sandra M. Pihos, Lisa M. Dugan, Mary E. Flowers, Barbara Flynn Currie, Randy Ramey, Jr., Renée Kosel, Jack McGuire, Linda Chapa LaVia, Daniel V. Beiser, Robert W. Pritchard, Deborah Mell, Bob Biggins, Dan Brady, Lou Lang, John A. Fritchey, Daniel J. Burke, Rosemary Mulligan, Deborah L. Graham, William Davis and Donald L. Moffitt

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Donne E. Trotter - Iris Y. Martinez - Toi W. Hutchinson - Mattie Hunter - Ira I. Silverstein, Don Harmon, Kirk W. Dillard, Michael Bond, Kwame Raoul, Larry K. Bomke, A. J. Wilhelmi, Susan Garrett, Pamela J. Althoff, William Delgado, Antonio Muñoz, Martin A. Sandoval, Linda Holmes, John J. Cullerton, Gary Forby, Christine Radogno, William R. Haine, Dan Kotowski, Dan Rutherford, David Koehler, Terry Link, Tim Bivins, Dave Syverson, Edward D. Maloney, Michael Noland, Dale E. Risinger and M. Maggie Crotty)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/20/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1114

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
325 ILCS 2/35


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. Provides that the information packet given to a relinquishing parent in accordance with the Act shall not exceed 5 pages and shall include, in addition to other required information, a one-page brochure (self-mailer) that describes the Safe Haven Law; a one-page brochure (self-mailer) that describes the Illinois Adoption Registry; and a one-page brochure describing health information for the mother and how she can get medical care if she needs it. Requires the information packet to be designed in coordination between the Office of Vital Records and the Department of Children and Family Services. Requires the Office of Vital Records to continue to maintain and distribute the information packet, and to hold on file all foundling records of relinquished newborns. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Eliminates language requiring a hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical facility that receives an abandoned newborn infant to inform the relinquishing person that registration with the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange is voluntary, that the person will remain anonymous if he or she completes a Denial of Information Exchange, and that the person has the option to provide medical information only and still remain anonymous. Eliminates language providing that the information packet given to a relinquishing person must include all Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange application forms, including the Medical Information Exchange Questionnaire and the web site address and toll-free phone number of the Registry. Provides that the Information packet given to a relinquishing parent must include a brochure (with a self-mailer attached) that describes the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act and the rights of birth parents, including an optional section for the parent to complete and mail to the Department of Children and Family Services, that shall ask for basic anonymous background information about the relinquished child; a brochure that describes the Illinois Adoption Registry, including a toll-free number and website information; and a brochure describing postpartum health information for the mother (rather than, a one-page brochure (self-mailer) that describes the provisions of the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act; a one-page brochure (self-mailer) that describes the Illinois Adoption Registry; and a one-page brochure describing health information for the mother and how she can get medical care if she needs it). Eliminate language concerning Foundling records. Provides that the information packet shall be designed in coordination between the Office of Vital Records and the Department of Children and Family Services, with the exception of the resource list of providers of counseling services and adoption agencies, which will be provided by the hospital, fire station, police station, sheriff's office, or emergency medical facility (rather than, the information packet shall be designed in coordination between the Office of Vital Records and the Department of Children and Family Services and that the Office of Vital Records shall continue to maintain and distribute the information packet).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/5/2010HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2010HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/17/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  2/18/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/18/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A. Mendoza
  2/23/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/23/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/23/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  2/23/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  2/23/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/23/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/24/2010HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 007-000-000
  2/24/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/24/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/24/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  2/24/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/24/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/24/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy Ramey, Jr.
  2/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  2/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  2/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/3/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  3/3/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/9/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/10/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/10/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  3/10/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  3/10/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/10/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  3/10/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/10/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/11/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/11/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/12/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/12/2010SenateArrive in Senate
  3/12/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 15, 2010
  3/12/2010SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  3/15/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/15/2010SenateFirst Reading
  3/15/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/17/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/17/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Bond
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Larry K. Bomke
  4/1/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  4/6/2010SenateAssigned to Human Services
  4/8/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  4/12/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/14/2010SenateDo Pass Human Services; 008-000-000
  4/14/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 15, 2010
  4/15/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  4/16/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/21/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/21/2010SenateSecond Reading
  4/21/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2010
  4/21/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/21/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Rutherford
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/22/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  4/23/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  4/23/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Syverson
  4/23/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  4/26/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/27/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale E. Risinger
  4/27/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/27/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  4/27/2010SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/27/2010HousePassed Both Houses
  5/26/2010HouseSent to the Governor
  7/20/2010HouseGovernor Approved
  7/20/2010HouseEffective Date July 20, 2010
  7/20/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1114

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