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 Bill Status of SB1778  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ANCRA-MANDATED REPORTERS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Mattie Hunter - Robert Peters, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Laura M. Murphy, Kimberly A. Lightford, Cristina Castro, Christopher Belt, Andy Manar, Scott M. Bennett, Omar Aquino, Iris Y. Martinez and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Kelly M. Cassidy - Fred Crespo - Terra Costa Howard, Michelle Mussman, Theresa Mah, Robyn Gabel, Mary Edly-Allen, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Yehiel M. Kalish, Diane Pappas, Aaron M. Ortiz, Justin Slaughter, Nicholas K. Smith, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Delia C. Ramirez, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Elizabeth Hernandez, Emanuel Chris Welch, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., John Connor, Anna Moeller, Jonathan Carroll, Robert Martwick, Barbara Hernandez, Anne Stava-Murray, Celina Villanueva, LaToya Greenwood, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Deb Conroy, Arthur Turner, Frances Ann Hurley, Mark Batinick, Grant Wehrli, Joyce Mason and Allen Skillicorn)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0564

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
325 ILCS 5/4
325 ILCS 5/11.5from Ch. 23, par. 2061.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Removes the list of mandated reports under the Act and instead lists several categories of professionals required to report suspected child abuse and neglect to the Department of Children and Family Services, including: (1) medical personnel; (2) social services and mental health personnel; and (3) crisis intervention personnel. Provides that when 2 or more persons who work within the same workplace and are required to report under the Act share a reasonable cause to believe that a child may be an abused or neglected child, a single report may be made by a designated reporter. Provides that nothing in the Act requires a child to come before the mandated reporter in order for the reporter to make a report of suspected child abuse or child neglect. Provides that persons required to report under the Act must complete mandated reporter training provided through or approved by the Department and that the training must be completed within a specified timeframe. Requires the Department to adopt rules by January 1, 2020 on its process for approving mandated reporter training. Provides that, by January 1, 2021, continuing education requirements for persons licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must include mandated reporter training. Requires the Department, by January 1, 2020, to adopt rules and procedures for educating members of the public about their right to report child abuse or neglect. Requires the Department to seek assistance from businesses and organizations on raising awareness about child abuse and child neglect and the Department's statewide toll-free child abuse hotline.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Organizes the list of mandated reporters under the Act into the following categories of professionals: (i) medical personnel; (ii) social services and mental health personnel; (iii) crisis intervention personnel; (iv) education personnel; (v) recreation or athletic program or facility personnel; (vi) child care personnel; (vii) law enforcement personnel; (viii) funeral home directors; (ix) clergy members; and (x) physicians and other specified medical personnel who provide abortions, abortion referrals, or contraceptives. Provides that when 2 or more persons who work within the same workplace and are required to report under the Act share a reasonable cause to believe that a child may be an abused or neglected child, a single report may be made by a designated reporter. Provides that nothing in the Act requires a child to come before the mandated reporter in order for the reporter to make a report of suspected child abuse or child neglect. Provides that persons required to report under the Act must complete mandated reporter training within 3 months of their date of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter, and at least every 3 years thereafter. Provides that the trainings shall be in-person or web-based, and shall include, at a minimum, information on certain topics, including: (a) indicators for recognizing child abuse and child neglect, as defined under the Act; and (b) responding to a child in a trauma-informed manner. Provides that the mandated reporter training shall be provided through the Department of Children and Family Services, through an entity authorized to provide continuing education for professionals licensed through the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the State Board of Education, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, or the Department of State Police, or through an organization approved by the Department to provide mandated reporter training. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to make available a free web-based training for reporters. Requires each mandated reporter to report to his or her employer and, when applicable, to his or her licensing or certification board that he or she received the mandated reporter training. Provides that beginning January 1, 2021, if a mandated reporter receives licensure from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or the State Board of Education, and his or her profession has continuing education requirements, the training mandated under the Act shall count toward meeting the licensee's required continuing education hours. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to develop culturally sensitive materials on child abuse and child neglect, the statewide toll-free telephone number established under the Act, and the process for reporting any reasonable suspicion of child abuse or child neglect.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of Senate Amendment No. 1, but with the following changes: Provides that educational personnel required to report under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act must do so only to the extent required under a specified provision of the Act (rather than only to the extent required in accordance with other provisions expressly concerning the duty of school board members to report suspected child abuse). Provides that when 2 or more persons who work within the same workplace and are required to report under the Act share a reasonable cause to believe that a child may be an abused or neglected child, one of those reporters may be designated to make a single report (rather than a single report may be made by a designated reporter). In a provision requiring mandated reporters to complete reporter training within 3 months of their date of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter, provides that the 3-month requirement may be extended to 6 months pursuant to any other applicable State law that governs training requirements for a specific profession. Requires certain medical personnel who work with children in their professional or official capacity to complete mandated reporter training at least every 6 years. Requires such medical personnel to attest at each time of licensure renewal on their renewal form that they understand they are a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect, that they are aware of the process for making a report, that they know how to respond to a child in a trauma-informed manner, and that they are aware of the role of child protective services and the role of a reporter after a call has been made. Requires medical personnel who do not work with children in their professional or official capacity to make similar affirmations in lieu of repeated training.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
50 ILCS 705/7from Ch. 85, par. 507

Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the curriculum for probationary police officers at all certified police training schools shall include a block of instruction addressing the mandatory reporting requirements under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that minimum in-service training requirements, which a police officer must complete every 3 years, shall include training on reporting child abuse and neglect. Further amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that persons required to report under the Act must complete an initial mandated reporter training (rather than must complete mandated reporter training) within 3 months of their date of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter, or within the time frame of any other applicable State law that governs training requirements for a specific profession, and at least every 3 years thereafter. Provides that the initial requirement (rather than the initial 3-month requirement) only applies to the first time they engage in their professional or official capacity (rather than only applies to the first time they engage in their professional or official capacity and may be extended to 6 months pursuant to any other applicable State law that governs training requirements for a specific profession).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2019SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/5/2019SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/12/2019SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/13/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/13/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/20/2019SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/22/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/22/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/27/2019SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Services; 007-001-002
  3/27/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2019
  3/27/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  3/29/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/4/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/4/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 9, 2019
  4/5/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/5/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  4/9/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/9/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Human Services; 006-004-000
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/10/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/10/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Morrison
  4/10/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/10/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-008-000
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/22/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/26/2019HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/3/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/3/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
  5/7/2019HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/7/2019HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 008-004-001
  5/8/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  5/9/2019HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  5/9/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/16/2019HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/16/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  5/22/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  5/22/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/22/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  5/22/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/23/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  5/23/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/24/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/26/2019HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  5/26/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  5/26/2019HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 091-014-000
  5/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  5/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  5/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
  5/27/2019SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/27/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 28, 2019
  5/27/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/27/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Human Services
  5/28/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Human Services; 007-002-000
  5/31/2019SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 050-007-000
  5/31/2019SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2019SenateEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0564

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