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 Bill Status of HB5437  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer - Avery Bourne - John M. Cabello

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 5/12C-5was 720 ILCS 5/12-21.6

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a woman commits endangering the life or health of a child when she gives birth to a newborn infant who is born with fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol effects or who is a newborn infant whose blood, urine, or meconium contains any amount of a controlled substance as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or a metabolite of a controlled substance, with the exception of a controlled substance or metabolite of a controlled substance whose presence in the newborn infant is the result of medical treatment administered to the mother or the newborn infant. Provides that a first offense is a Class A misdemeanor and a second or subsequent offense is a Class 4 felony. Provides that a parent, who is found to be in violation with respect to her child, shall be sentenced to mandatory drug or alcohol treatment as ordered by the court. Defines "controlled substance".

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  2/16/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Avery Bourne
  2/16/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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