91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1845
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CUSTODY-GRANDPARENT VISITATION                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Illinois Marriage and  Dissolution  of  Marriage  Act.      
   Provides that, except for grandparents who are otherwise excluded, the      
   grandparent  of  a  minor  child  may  file  a petition for visitation      
   privileges if the grandparent has had an established relationship with      
   the child but has been denied an opportunity to visit  the  child  for      
   more  than  90  days  preceding  the  date  of filing of the petition.      
   Provides that, if the court finds that visitation with the grandparent      
   is in the best interests and welfare of the  child,  the  court  shall      
   grant reasonable visitation privileges to the grandparent.                  
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1. (Senate recedes May 27, 1999)                  
        Further amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage       
   Act.  Deletes the amendatory provisions of the engrossed bill.              
   Provides that the court may modify an order granting, denying, or           
   limiting visitation rights of a grandparent, great-grandparent, or          
   sibling of any minor child whenever a change of circumstances has           
   occurred based on facts occurring subsequent to the judgment if it can      
   be shown by clear and convincing evidence that the modification is in       
   the best interest of the minor child. Provides that if an order has         
   been entered limiting a minor child's contact or visitation with a          
   grandparent, great-grandparent, or sibling, that order may be modified      
   only upon a showing of a substantial change in circumstances occurring      
   subsequent to the entry of the order with proof by clear and                
   convincing evidence that modification is in the best interest of            
   the minor child.                                                            
        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1.                                     
        Recommends that the Senate recede from S-am 1.                         
        Recommends that the bill be further amended as follows:                
        Deletes everything, and inserts  the  contents  of  the  bill  as      
   amended  by  Senate  Amendment  No.  1  with:  changes in the language      
   concerning criteria for modification of an order  limiting  a  child's      
   contact with specified relatives; and technical changes.                    
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0610

   Last action date: 99-08-19

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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