Bill Status of HB5549  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. John Cavaletto

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.875 new
30 ILCS 105/6z-101 new
705 ILCS 105/27.5from Ch. 25, par. 27.5
750 ILCS 5/612 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Grandparents Custody Assistance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be paid as grants to public or private non-profit agencies that provide pro bono legal assistance to a grandparent or other first-degree relative seeking (i) custody of a child or (ii) to intervene in a custody dispute involving that child. Authorizes the Attorney General to manage the Fund. Defines "first-degree relative". Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Clerks of Courts Act to provide for fines to be imposed when parties violate court orders relating to custody, visitation, or joint parenting, with certain exceptions. Provides for disposition of the fines.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John Cavaletto
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die