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 Bill Status of HB4304  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  FOSTER CARE INVESTIGATIVE COMM

House Sponsors
Rep. Lakesia Collins - Carol Ammons - Jehan Gordon-Booth - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Camille Y. Lilly, Mary E. Flowers, Amy Grant, Chris Bos, Keith P. Sommer, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Kelly M. Cassidy, Cyril Nichols, Emanuel Chris Welch and Joyce Mason

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Laura Ellman and Mike Simmons)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/13/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0763

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/17a-16 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Creates the Foster Care Investigative Reports Commission as an executive agency of State government to investigate all adverse reports submitted by foster parents to the Department of Children and Family Services (Department) concerning the children placed in their care. Provides that the Commission shall consist of 9 members appointed by the Governor. Contains provisions concerning the term limits of Commission members, compensation, Commission meetings, and other matters. Provides that subject to appropriation, the Commission shall hire a Director and staff to process and investigate all adverse reports referred by the Department to the Commission in order to determine whether the information and allegations set forth in each report are true or false. Requires the Commission to review the findings and recommendations of the Director for each investigated adverse report. Provides that if, after its review, the Commission determines that an adverse report is false or inaccurate, the Commission shall issue a final written report of its determination to be filed with the foster child's official records. Permits the Director, the Director's staff, and the Commission to inspect and copy any materials held by the Department that are relevant to the investigation of an adverse report. Contains provisions concerning the confidentiality of Department records, Commission reporting requirements, and Commission rules.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 505/5.26 new
225 ILCS 10/2.22a
225 ILCS 10/4from Ch. 23, par. 2214

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following additions: Further amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to ensure that an exit interview is conducted with every child age 5 and over who leaves a foster home, unless clinically contraindicated. Provides that the interview shall be conducted by a caseworker, mental health provider, or clinician from the Department's Division of Clinical Practice. Requires the interview to be conducted within 5 days of the child's removal from the home. Requires the interviewer to comply with the provisions of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act if the child discloses abuse or neglect. Requires the interviewer to immediately inform the licensing agency if the child discloses any information that would constitute a potential licensing violation. Contains provisions on (i) documentation of the interview; (ii) determinations on whether the interview is clinically contraindicated; (iii) information and subject areas that are required to be addressed during the interview; (iv) the development of interview procedures and an interview form by the Department no later than January 1, 2023; and (v) quarterly postings on the Department's website that summarize the exit interviews. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Expands the definition of "quality of care concerns applicant" to include a foster care license applicant or any person living in the applicant's household who has requested a youth in care's removal from the home on 5 or more occasions. In provisions concerning applications for a foster family home license, requires the Department to review information regarding all child exit interviews regarding the home.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 505/17a-16 new

Removes provisions creating the Foster Care Investigative Reports Commission.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/21/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lakesia Collins
  1/5/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2022HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  2/4/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lakesia Collins
  2/4/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  2/10/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/10/2022HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 008-000-000
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/15/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lakesia Collins
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/17/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/1/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 007-000-000
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/3/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-000-000
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/4/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 8, 2022
  3/8/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/8/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/8/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to Health
  3/23/2022SenateDo Pass Health; 012-000-000
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  3/23/2022SenateSecond Reading
  3/23/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 24, 2022
  3/30/2022SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Laura Ellman
  3/31/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  3/31/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  3/31/2022HousePassed Both Houses
  4/28/2022HouseSent to the Governor
  5/13/2022HouseGovernor Approved
  5/13/2022HouseEffective Date January 1, 2023
  5/13/2022HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0763

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