Bill Status of SB1670 99th General Assembly
Short Description: DCFS-ABANDONED NEWBORNS
Sen. Heather A. Steans - Toi W. Hutchinson - Kimberly A. Lightford - Iris Y. Martinez, Thomas Cullerton, Dan Kotowski, William Delgado, Donne E. Trotter and David Koehler
| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. Provides that if a parent relinquishes a newborn infant to a hospital, the hospital shall file a foundling record to constitute the birth certificate for the relinquished newborn infant; and that to protect the parent's anonymity, the foundling record shall not contain any identifying information about the relinquishing parent. Provides that if the parent of a newborn infant or any other person returns to reclaim the infant after relinquishing the infant to a fire station, emergency medical facility, or police station, the fire station, emergency medical facility, or police station must inform the parent or person that he or she must contact the Department of Children and Family Services' State-wide, toll-free telephone number for information on the relinquished infant. Shortens the length of time the Department of Children and Family Services or a child-placing agency must initiate certain proceedings, including proceedings to terminate the parental rights of the relinquished newborn infant's known or unknown parents, to no sooner than 30 days (rather than no sooner than 60 days). Provides that no court order terminating the parental rights of the relinquished newborn infant's known or unknown parents shall be entered sooner than 60 days after the date of the initial relinquishment of the infant to the hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical facility. Makes other changes.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/20/2015||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans|| 2/20/2015||Senate||First Reading|| 2/20/2015||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 3/3/2015||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton|| 3/6/2015||Senate||Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson|| 3/11/2015||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary|| 3/18/2015||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski|| 3/24/2015||Senate||Do Pass Judiciary; 011-000-000|| 3/24/2015||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 25, 2015|| 4/14/2015||Senate||Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford|| 4/16/2015||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado|| 4/21/2015||Senate||Second Reading|| 4/21/2015||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 22, 2015|| 4/21/2015||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter|| 4/21/2015||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans|| 4/21/2015||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments|| 4/22/2015||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments|| 4/23/2015||Senate||Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez|| 4/23/2015||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler|| 10/8/2015||Senate||Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As October 20, 2015|| 10/10/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments|| 1/10/2017||Senate||Session Sine Die|