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 Bill Status of HB4220  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ruth Munson - Patricia R. Bellock - Rosemary Mulligan - Sandra M. Pihos

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/607from Ch. 40, par. 607
750 ILCS 5/609from Ch. 40, par. 609

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides for reasonable visitation between a child and a non-custodial parent through electronic communication such as telephone, e-mail, instant messaging, and other modes of electronic communication. Provides that the court may not use time spent in electronic communication to affect child support, custody, visitation, or removal of a child from the State. Provides for the custodial parent to provide any new e-mail address of the child to the noncustodial parent within 24 hours of the change. Makes other changes concerning electronic communication between a parent and a child and between a grandparent, great-grandparent, or sibling and a child.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.

DateChamber Action
  1/3/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ruth Munson
  1/4/2008HouseFirst Reading
  1/4/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2008HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  2/14/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 010-000-000
  2/14/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/21/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ruth Munson
  2/21/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  3/13/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/13/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/8/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  4/17/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/17/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/23/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/23/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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