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 Bill Status of SB0107  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ADOPTION-VARIOUS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Sara Feigenholtz - Patrick J. Joyce

House Sponsors
(Rep. Ann M. Williams - Natalie A. Manley - Chris Bos, Keith P. Sommer, Dan Caulkins and Kathleen Willis)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/23/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0139

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 50/1from Ch. 40, par. 1501
750 ILCS 50/2from Ch. 40, par. 1502
750 ILCS 50/11from Ch. 40, par. 1513
750 ILCS 50/13from Ch. 40, par. 1516
750 ILCS 50/14from Ch. 40, par. 1517


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Adoption Act. Provides that a spouse or civil union partner is not required to join in a petition for the adoption of an adult if a petitioner is a former stepparent of that adult. Provides that the residence requirement for adoption shall not apply to: an adoption of a child placed by a State-licensed child welfare agency performing adoption services (rather than an adoption of a child placed by an agency); an adoption of an adult by a former stepparent; and an adoption of a child born in the State who has resided in the State continuously since birth, or a child who has continuously resided in the State for at least 6 months immediately preceding the commencement of the adoption proceeding. Includes additional information for the affidavit of identification to be given by the biological mother in an adoption proceeding. Provides that, in specified proceedings, in the case of a related adoption where the child sought to be adopted is not a youth in care, the court shall have the discretion to waive the appointment of a guardian ad litem. Provides that the ability for the petitioners to apply for judgment of adoption 6 months after the date of any interim order vesting temporary care, custody, and control of a child in the petitioners does not apply to a judgment for adoption of a related child, an adult, or a child as to whose adoption a State-licensed child welfare agency, or person authorized by law, has the right of authority to consent. Deletes language providing that a judgment for adoption of an adult or a child as to whose adoption an agency or person authorized by law has the right of authority to consent may be entered at any time after service of process and after the return day designated therein. Provides instead that a judgment for adoption of: an adult may be entered at any time after the adult has consented to his or her adoption; or a child as to whose adoption a State-licensed child welfare agency, or person authorized by law, has the right of authority to consent may be entered at any time after placement and completion of investigation. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/3/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/3/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/3/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/17/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/3/2021SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/3/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2021
  3/5/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  3/9/2021SenateSecond Reading
  3/9/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 10, 2021
  3/10/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/11/2021HouseArrived in House
  3/11/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/11/2021HouseFirst Reading
  3/11/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/28/2021HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  5/4/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  5/4/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 007-000-000
  5/5/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/11/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  5/12/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/12/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/14/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 111-000-000
  5/21/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  7/23/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  7/23/2021SenateEffective Date January 1, 2022
  7/23/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0139

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