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 Bill Status of HB5425  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. John M. Cabello - JoAnn D. Osmond - Monique D. Davis - William Davis, Josh Harms, Keith Farnham, Daniel J. Burke, Raymond Poe, Linda Chapa LaVia, Robert W. Pritchard, Emanuel Chris Welch, Mary E. Flowers, Naomi D. Jakobsson, La Shawn K. Ford, Edward J. Acevedo and Wayne Rosenthal

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/102from Ch. 40, par. 102
750 ILCS 5/602.1from Ch. 40, par. 602.1
750 ILCS 5/602.4 new
750 ILCS 5/607from Ch. 40, par. 607

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. To the list of purposes of the Act, adds: (i) continuing existing child-parent relationships; and (ii) recognizing that the involvement of each parent for equal time and not less than 35% of residential parenting time per week is presumptively in the children's best interests. Provides that the court shall allocate parenting time according to the child's best interests and that it is presumed that it is in the child's best interests to award equal time to each parent. Provides that unless the parents present a mutually agreed written and notarized parenting plan within 90 days of both parties filing an appearance, the court shall allocate parenting time. Provides that it is presumed that both parents are fit and the court shall not place any restrictions on parenting time unless it finds by clear and convincing evidence that a parent's exercise of parenting time would seriously endanger the child's physical, mental, moral, or emotional health. Provides that in cases where the court finds that it is not in the best interests of the child for the parents to have equal time or that it is not possible for both parents to share time equally, a minimum of 35% residential time per week should be ordered for the non-custodial parent. Provides that the non-custodial parent may waive his or her right to a 35% minimum residential time per week. Provides that parents may agree to an alternate parenting schedule, subject to the court's approval. Provides that the term "visitation" includes parenting time. Provides that the parties shall implement an order allocating parenting time no more than 60 days after the entry of the order. Makes corresponding changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. John M. Cabello
  2/11/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Josh Harms
  2/19/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/19/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  2/19/2014HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  2/19/2014HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  2/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  2/25/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/7/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/13/2014HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  3/17/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  3/19/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/20/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/24/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/24/2014HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary; 009-003-001
  3/25/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/1/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  4/7/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  4/9/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  9/22/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  9/22/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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