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 Bill Status of SB1834  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  JUV CT-UNATTENDED MINOR

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. - Sara Feigenholtz

House Sponsors
(Rep. Justin Slaughter - Mary E. Flowers - Carol Ammons - Lakesia Collins - Sonya M. Harper and Janet Yang Rohr)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/30/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0233

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 405/2-3from Ch. 37, par. 802-3
720 ILCS 5/12C-10was 720 ILCS 5/12-21.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that a neglected minor includes any minor (rather than a minor under 14 years) whose parent or other person responsible for the minor's welfare leaves the minor without supervision for an unreasonable period of time without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that minor. Provides that a minor shall not be considered neglected for the sole reason that the minor was engaged in independent activities, except if the person responsible for the minor's health, safety, or welfare willfully disregards danger that the independent activity poses to the physical or mental health of the minor under circumstances when the danger is sufficiently obvious that no reasonable person would cause or permit the minor to be unsupervised in such a situation given the minor's level of maturity, physical condition, or mental abilities. Provides factors that must be considered in determining if a minor's needs can be sufficiently met during an independent activity. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to change the child abandonment statute. Deletes language providing that a person commits child abandonment by leaving a child who is under the age of 13 without supervision by a responsible person over the age of 14 for a period of 24 hours or more. Provides instead that a person commits child abandonment when he or she, as a parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of a child, without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that child, knowingly permits a child to engage in independent activities that were unreasonable under the circumstances or for an unreasonable period of time without regard for the minor's mental or physical health, safety or well-being. Provides that no specific age shall be determinative of reasonableness, and that reasonableness shall be determined by the maturity of each individual child. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the definition of "neglected minor" includes any minor under 18 years of age or a minor 18 years of age or older for whom the court has made a finding of probable cause to believe that the minor is abused, neglected, or dependent prior to the minor's 18th birthday who is subject to the various conditions of neglect under the statute.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/9/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/14/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/21/2023SenateAssigned to Senate Special Committee on Criminal Law and Public Safety
  3/2/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/2/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/7/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Senate Special Committee on Criminal Law and Public Safety
  3/9/2023SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Special Committee on Criminal Law and Public Safety
  3/10/2023SenateDo Pass as Amended Senate Special Committee on Criminal Law and Public Safety; 010-000-000
  3/10/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2023
  3/22/2023SenateSecond Reading
  3/22/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 23, 2023
  3/29/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/30/2023HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2023HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/30/2023HouseFirst Reading
  3/30/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2023HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
  4/25/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 013-000-000
  4/26/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  5/3/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/3/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/9/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/9/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  5/9/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/9/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  5/9/2023SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/7/2023SenateSent to the Governor
  6/30/2023SenateGovernor Approved
  6/30/2023SenateEffective Date June 30, 2023
  6/30/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0233

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