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 Bill Status of HB5924  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Laura Fine - Peter Breen - David Harris, Elaine Nekritz, Lou Lang, Sara Feigenholtz, Sue Scherer, Frances Ann Hurley, Sam Yingling, Kelly M. Burke, Natalie A. Manley, Kathleen Willis, David McSweeney, John D. Anthony, Emanuel Chris Welch, Robyn Gabel, Deb Conroy, Silvana Tabares, Robert Martwick, Will Guzzardi, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Linda Chapa LaVia, Robert Rita, Daniel V. Beiser, Carol Sente, Margo McDermed, Tom Demmer, Grant Wehrli, Donald L. Moffitt, Randy E. Frese, John C. D'Amico, Rita Mayfield, Gregory Harris, William Davis, Michael J. Zalewski, Michelle Mussman, Kelly M. Cassidy, Barbara Flynn Currie, Tim Butler, Andrew F Skoog, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Emily McAsey, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Christian L. Mitchell, Jehan Gordon-Booth and La Shawn K. Ford

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ira I. Silverstein)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0821

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
755 ILCS 5/11a-17from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-17

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that upon petition by an adult child, the court may order the guardian to permit visitation between the ward and the adult child if the court finds that the visitation is in the ward's best interests. Provides that the court shall order the guardian to keep the adult children of the ward informed of hospitalizations of the ward, the death of the ward, and burial arrangements for the ward unless the court finds on its own motion or upon petition by the guardian that limiting such disclosure is in the best interests of the ward. Provides that if the issue of whether disclosure is in the best interests of the ward, the adult child has the right to a hearing upon the issue of whether to limit disclosure.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that unless there is a court order to the contrary, the guardian, consistent with specified standards, shall use reasonable efforts to notify the ward's known adult children, who have requested notification and provided contact information, of the ward's admission to a hospital or hospice program, the ward's death, and the arrangements for the disposition of the ward's remains. Provides that if a guardian unreasonably prevents an adult child of the ward from visiting the ward, the court, upon a verified petition by an adult child, may order the guardian to permit visitation between the ward and the adult child if the court finds that the visitation is in the ward's best interests. Provides that in making its determination, the court shall consider specified standards. Provides that the new provisions do not apply to duly appointed public guardians or the Office of State Guardian.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  2/11/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/26/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/5/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 011-000-000
  4/5/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Peter Breen
  4/13/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/13/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  4/13/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 011-000-000
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/19/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew F Skoog
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/20/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  4/20/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/20/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/20/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/20/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/20/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/3/2016SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/11/2016SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 007-000-000
  5/11/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2016
  5/17/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2016
  5/27/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2016
  5/29/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-000-000
  5/29/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  8/15/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  8/15/2016HouseEffective Date January 1, 2017
  8/15/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0821

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