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Full Text of SB3147  103rd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 2/6/2024, by Sen. Emil Jones, III


750 ILCS 46/Art. 6 heading
750 ILCS 46/601
750 ILCS 46/602

    Amends the Parentage Act of 2015. Provides that regardless of how paternity is established under this Act, an allocation of parental responsibilities and child support must also be established under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.

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1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. This Act may be referred to as the Illinois Good
5Dads Act.
6    Section 5. The Illinois Parentage Act of 2015 is amended
7by changing the heading of Article 6 and Sections 601 and 602
8as follows:
9    (750 ILCS 46/Art. 6 heading)
12(Source: P.A. 99-85, eff. 1-1-16.)
13    (750 ILCS 46/601)
14    Sec. 601. Proceeding authorized. A civil proceeding may be
15maintained to adjudicate the parentage of a child. The
16proceeding is governed by the Code of Civil Procedure and
17Illinois Supreme Court Rules. Administrative proceedings
18adjudicating paternity shall be governed by Section 10-17.7 of
19the Illinois Public Aid Code. Regardless of how paternity is
20established in an action under this Section, an allocation of
21parental responsibilities and child support must also be



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1established under Parts V and VI of the Illinois Marriage and
2Dissolution of Marriage Act.
3(Source: P.A. 99-85, eff. 1-1-16.)
4    (750 ILCS 46/602)
5    Sec. 602. Standing. A complaint to adjudicate parentage
6and allocate parental responsibilities shall be verified,
7shall be designated a petition, and shall name the person or
8persons alleged to be the parent of the child. Subject to
9Article 3 and Sections 607, 608, and 609 of this Act, a
10proceeding to adjudicate parentage may be maintained by:
11        (a) the child;
12        (b) the mother of the child;
13        (c) a pregnant woman;
14        (d) a man presumed or alleging himself to be the
15    parent of the child;
16        (e) a woman presumed or alleging herself to be the
17    parent of the child;
18        (f) the support-enforcement agency or other
19    governmental agency authorized by other law;
20        (g) any person or public agency that has physical
21    possession of or has custody of or has been allocated
22    parental responsibilities for, is providing financial
23    support to, or has provided financial support to the
24    child;
25        (h) the Department of Healthcare and Family Services



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1    if it is providing, or has provided, financial support to
2    the child or if it is assisting with child support
3    collections services;
4        (i) an authorized adoption agency or licensed child
5    welfare agency;
6        (j) a representative authorized by law to act for an
7    individual who would otherwise be entitled to maintain a
8    proceeding but who is deceased, incapacitated, or a minor;
9    or
10        (k) an intended parent.
11(Source: P.A. 103-501, eff. 1-1-24.)