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 Bill Status of SB3083  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  IMDMA-PARENTING COORDINATOR

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Robert F. Martwick

House Sponsors
(Rep. Lindsey LaPointe - Terra Costa Howard)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/612 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Allows a court to appoint a parenting coordinator when deemed in the best interests of the child following the entry of, or prior to if approved by the court, a parenting plan. Provides that a parenting coordinator shall facilitate the resolution of conflict among parties regarding an existing parenting plan in a marital dissolution, parentage, or post-judgment case. Authorizes a parenting coordinator to make specific recommendations regarding the existing parenting plan. Restricts a parenting coordinator from making certain recommendations. Requires the parenting coordinator to provide recommendations to the parties within 14 days of the recommendations. Allows the parties to submit the recommendations to the court for entry as an agreed order. Prohibits a parenting coordinator from serving as a court's professional evaluation in any proceeding involving one or more parties for whom the parenting coordinator has provided parenting coordination services. Requires the parties to pay the parenting coordinator fees. Requires the parties to comply with the recommendations made by the parenting coordinator. Allows a party to file a motion for review of any recommendations made by the parenting coordinator. Allows the parenting coordinator to have access to non-public records involving the parties. Provides that communications with the parenting coordinator shall not be confidential. Provides that no ex parte communication by the parenting coordinator with the court is permitted. Grants the same immunity to a parenting coordinator as provided to all other professionals appointed under a provision regarding the representation of a child. Allows a court to adopt its own rules governing the qualifications, appointment, duties, and training of parenting coordinators.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes language providing that a parenting coordinator is authorized to make specific recommendations regarding the existing parenting plan, including decisions regarding non-permanent alterations to the physical appearance of the child such as the child's clothing and hairstyle. Restricts a parenting coordinator from making recommendations as to any allocation of parenting time besides specified minor alterations of parenting time. Provides that a court shall consider the financial resources of the parties and any fee waiver requests pending or which have been granted. Allows the court to order the party opposing any recommendations to pay both parties' reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in connection with the issue brought before the court if the court finds the motion for review was frivolous.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that the Supreme Court (rather than each circuit court for the State) may adopt rules governing the qualifications, appointment, duties, and training of parenting coordinators if such rules do not conflict with the minimum requirements.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2022SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  1/11/2022SenateFirst Reading
  1/11/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/26/2022SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/7/2022SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 007-000-000
  2/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 8, 2022
  2/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  2/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/8/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  2/10/2022SenateSecond Reading
  2/10/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 15, 2022
  2/15/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  2/15/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  2/15/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  2/16/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  2/16/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  2/23/2022SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  2/23/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Martwick
  2/23/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Martwick
  2/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  2/23/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  2/24/2022HouseArrived in House
  2/24/2022HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  2/24/2022HouseFirst Reading
  2/24/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2022HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/15/2022HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/16/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 012-001-000
  3/16/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2022HousePlaced on Calendar - Consideration Postponed March 30, 2022
  4/11/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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