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 Bill Status of HB4781  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  DCFS-KINSHIP IN DEMAND

House Sponsors
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Mary E. Flowers - Debbie Meyers-Martin, Norma Hernandez, Joyce Mason, Rita Mayfield, Suzanne M. Ness, Kevin John Olickal, Dagmara Avelar, Lilian Jiménez, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Maurice A. West, II, Yolonda Morris and Kelly M. Cassidy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/10/2024HouseReported Back To Adoption & Child Welfare Committee;

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/4d
20 ILCS 505/5
20 ILCS 505/6afrom Ch. 23, par. 5006a
20 ILCS 505/7from Ch. 23, par. 5007
20 ILCS 505/7.3
20 ILCS 505/50 new
20 ILCS 505/55 new
225 ILCS 10/2.05from Ch. 23, par. 2212.05
225 ILCS 10/2.17from Ch. 23, par. 2212.17
225 ILCS 10/2.35
225 ILCS 10/2.36 new
225 ILCS 10/2.37 new
225 ILCS 10/2.38 new
225 ILCS 10/2.39 new
225 ILCS 10/3.4 new
225 ILCS 10/4from Ch. 23, par. 2214
225 ILCS 10/4.3from Ch. 23, par. 2214.3
225 ILCS 10/5from Ch. 23, par. 2215
225 ILCS 10/7.3
225 ILCS 10/7.4
705 ILCS 405/1-3from Ch. 37, par. 801-3
705 ILCS 405/1-5from Ch. 37, par. 801-5
705 ILCS 405/2-9from Ch. 37, par. 802-9
705 ILCS 405/2-10from Ch. 37, par. 802-10
705 ILCS 405/2-13from Ch. 37, par. 802-13
705 ILCS 405/2-21from Ch. 37, par. 802-21
705 ILCS 405/2-22from Ch. 37, par. 802-22
705 ILCS 405/2-23from Ch. 37, par. 802-23
705 ILCS 405/2-27from Ch. 37, par. 802-27
705 ILCS 405/2-28
750 ILCS 50/15.1from Ch. 40, par. 1519.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Kinship in Demand (KIND) Act. Provides that the KIND Act creates the statutory vision and authority for the Department of Children and Family Services to execute a kin-first approach to service delivery and directs the juvenile courts to provide necessary oversight of the Department's obligations to maintain family connections and promote equitable opportunities for youth and families to thrive with relational permanence. Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Contains provisions concerning Department rules on relative, kinship, and licensed foster care; grants to subsidized guardians of hard-to-place children; a requirement on the Department to make reasonable efforts to place a child with a relative; documentation of the Department's reasons for failing to secure a relative placement; foster care maintenance payments for relatives who qualify for certification as a kinship caregiver home; subsidized guardianship support services for children and their guardians; certification and background checks on relative caregivers; annual reports regarding relative and kinship care placements; performance audits; and other matters. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Requires the Department to adopt standards for certifying kinship caregiver family homes that are different from licensing standards used for non-relative foster family homes. Contains provisions concerning background screenings of prospective kinship caregivers; a requirement that the Department assist relatives and prospective kinship caregivers with completing the steps required for approval as a kinship caregiver home; orientation activities for prospective kinship caregivers; Guardianship Assistance Program payments and services for relative caregivers; and other matters. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes changes to provisions concerning "best interest" determinations; emergency placement of a minor with a willing relative pending a temporary custody hearing; court assessments on the Department's effort to place a minor with a relative; court ordered family-finding efforts; required notification to a minor's located relatives that the minor has been removed from the custody of the minor's parents; and other matters. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  2/6/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2024HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  3/12/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/2/2024HouseTo Foster Care Placement Subcommittee
  4/3/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/5/2024HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 19, 2024
  4/10/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez
  4/10/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/10/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/10/2024HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 004-000-000
  4/10/2024HouseReported Back To Adoption & Child Welfare Committee;
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Yolonda Morris
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

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