Bill Status of HB5174 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-VARIOUS
Rep. Joyce Mason, Deb Conroy, Terra Costa Howard and Daniel Didech
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Domestic Violence Act of 1986. Changes the purposes of the Act. Deletes provisions related to a pilot program to allow the electronic filing of petitions for temporary orders of protection and the issuance of such orders. Provides that the clerk of court shall provide resources and information on domestic violence and how to obtain assistance as a victim of domestic violence to all petitioners seeking an order of protection. Provides that when determining whether to issue an order of protection, the court shall consider the pattern of domestic violence of the respondent. Provides that when determining whether to grant a specific remedy, the court shall consider the respondent's past abuse, neglect, exploitation of, or criminal actions against any person within the past 10 years. Provides that the court shall liberally grant both orders of protection and remedies to protect the physical, financial, mental, and emotional health of the victims. Provides that records maintained by the Illinois State Police shall be maintained for at least 20 years and also include expired orders of protection. Provides that data in the National Crime Information Center database shall be used to inform all dispatchers and law enforcement officers at the scene of an alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation or violation of an order of protection. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.