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(750 ILCS 60/220)
(from Ch. 40, par. 2312-20)
Duration and extension of orders.
(a) Duration of emergency and interim orders. Unless re-opened or
extended or voided by entry of an order of greater duration:
(1) Emergency orders issued under Section 217 shall
be effective for not less than 14 nor more than 21 days;
(2) Interim orders shall be effective for up to 30
(b) Duration of plenary orders.
(0.05) A plenary order of protection entered under
this Act shall be valid for a fixed period of time, not to exceed two years.
(1) A plenary order of protection entered in
conjunction with another civil proceeding shall remain in effect as follows:
(i) if entered as preliminary relief in that
other proceeding, until entry of final judgment in that other proceeding;
(ii) if incorporated into the final judgment in
that other proceeding, until the order of protection is vacated or modified; or
(iii) if incorporated in an order for involuntary
commitment, until termination of both the involuntary commitment and any voluntary commitment, or for a fixed period of time not exceeding 2 years.
(2) Duration of an order of protection entered in
conjunction with a criminal prosecution or delinquency petition shall remain in effect as provided in Section 112A-20 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(c) Computation of time. The duration of an order of protection shall
not be reduced by the duration of any prior order of protection.
(d) Law enforcement records. When a plenary order of protection expires
upon the occurrence of a specified event, rather than upon a specified date
as provided in subsection (b), no expiration date shall be entered in
Department of State Police records. To remove the plenary order from those
records, either party shall request the clerk of the court to file a
certified copy of an order stating that the specified event has occurred or
that the plenary order has been vacated or modified with the Sheriff, and the
Sheriff shall direct that law enforcement records shall be promptly
corrected in accordance with the filed order.
(e) Extension of orders. Any emergency, interim or plenary order
may be extended one or more times, as required, provided that
the requirements of Section 217, 218 or 219, as appropriate, are satisfied.
If the motion for extension is uncontested and petitioner seeks no
modification of the order,
the order may be extended on the basis of petitioner's motion or
affidavit stating that there has been no material change in relevant
circumstances since entry of the order and stating the reason for the
requested extension. An extension of a plenary order of protection may be granted, upon good cause shown, to remain in effect until the order of protection is vacated or modified.
Extensions may be granted only in open court and not under the provisions
of subsection (c) of Section 217, which applies only when the court is
unavailable at the close of business or on a court holiday.
(f) Termination date. Any order of protection which would expire on a
court holiday shall instead expire at the close of the next court business day.
(g) Statement of purpose. The practice of dismissing or suspending a
criminal prosecution in exchange for the issuance of an order of protection
undermines the purposes of this Act. This Section shall not be construed
as encouraging that practice.
(Source: P.A. 100-199, eff. 1-1-18