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 Bill Status of HB1553  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  JUV CT-SPECIAL IMMIGRANT MINOR

House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz - Sara Feigenholtz - Elizabeth Hernandez - Delia C. Ramirez - Anna Moeller, Daniel Didech, Robyn Gabel, Karina Villa, Theresa Mah, Kelly M. Cassidy, Aaron M. Ortiz, Michael J. Zalewski, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Bob Morgan, Celina Villanueva, Anne Stava-Murray, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Emanuel Chris Welch, Ann M. Williams, Sam Yingling, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Deb Conroy, John C. D'Amico, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Mary E. Flowers, Gregory Harris, Martin J. Moylan, André Thapedi, Will Guzzardi, Joyce Mason, Mark L. Walker, Curtis J. Tarver, II and Natalie A. Manley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Cristina Castro)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/23/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0121

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 405/2-4a


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the court has jurisdiction to make the findings necessary to enable a minor who has been adjudicated a ward of the court to petition the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for classification as a special immigrant juvenile under federal law. Provides that if a motion requests findings regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the evidence, which may consist solely of, but is not limited to, a declaration of the minor, supports the findings, the court shall issue an order that includes the following findings: (1) the minor is declared a dependent of the court or the minor is legally committed to, or placed under the custody of, a State agency or department, or an individual or entity appointed by the court; (2) that reunification of the minor with one or both of the minor's parents is not viable due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or other similar basis; and (3) that it is not in the best interest of the minor to be returned to the minor's or parent's previous country of nationality or last habitual residence. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
750 ILCS 5/603.11 new
750 ILCS 46/613.5 new
750 ILCS 50/17.01 new
750 ILCS 60/214.5 new
755 ILCS 5/11-5.5 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. Deletes language providing that the special immigrant minor provisions of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 do not apply to a minor who applies for special immigrant minor status solely for the purpose of qualifying for financial assistance for himself or herself or for his or her parents, guardian, or custodian. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Illinois Parentage Act of 2015, the Adoption Act, and the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that a court of the State that is competent to petitions under those Acts has jurisdiction to make the findings necessary to enable a child, who is the subject of the action, to petition the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for classification as a Special Immigrant Juvenile under federal law. Provides that if a motion requests findings regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status under federal law, and the evidence, which may consist solely of, but is not limited to, a declaration by the child, supports the findings, the court shall issue an order with certain specifications. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/29/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/1/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/6/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/7/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/13/2019HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  2/13/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  2/27/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/27/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  3/12/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/12/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 011-001-000
  3/13/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  3/20/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/21/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/28/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 087-018-002
  4/3/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/3/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/3/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/3/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/3/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/2/2019SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  5/8/2019SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
  5/8/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
  5/21/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-003-001
  5/21/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  7/23/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  7/23/2019HouseEffective Date January 1, 2020
  7/23/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0121

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