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Full Text of HB2537  100th General Assembly


Sen. Michael E. Hastings

Filed: 5/5/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2537, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of Senate Amendment No.
41, on page 1, by replacing lines 4 through 6 with the
6    "Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
7changing Section 21-103 as follows:
8    (735 ILCS 5/21-103)  (from Ch. 110, par. 21-103)
9    Sec. 21-103. Notice by publication.
10    (a) Previous notice shall be given of the intended
11application by publishing a notice thereof in some newspaper
12published in the municipality in which the person resides if
13the municipality is in a county with a population under
142,000,000, or if the person does not reside in a municipality
15in a county with a population under 2,000,000, or if no
16newspaper is published in the municipality or if the person



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1resides in a county with a population of 2,000,000 or more,
2then in some newspaper published in the county where the person
3resides, or if no newspaper is published in that county, then
4in some convenient newspaper published in this State. The
5notice shall be inserted for 3 consecutive weeks after filing,
6the first insertion to be at least 6 weeks before the return
7day upon which the petition is to be heard, and shall be signed
8by the petitioner or, in case of a minor, the minor's parent or
9guardian, and shall set forth the return day of court on which
10the petition is to be heard and the name sought to be assumed.
11    (b) The publication requirement of subsection (a) shall not
12be required in any application for a change of name involving a
13minor if, before making judgment under this Article, reasonable
14notice and opportunity to be heard is given to any parent whose
15parental rights have not been previously terminated and to any
16person who has physical custody of the child. If any of these
17persons are outside this State, notice and opportunity to be
18heard shall be given under Section 21-104.
19    (c) The Director of State Police or his or her designee may
20apply to the circuit court for an order directing that the
21notice and publication requirements of this Section be waived
22if the Director or his or her designee certifies that the name
23change being sought is intended to protect a witness during and
24following a criminal investigation or proceeding.
25    (d) The maximum rate charged for publication of a notice
26under this Section may not exceed the lowest classified rate



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1paid by commercial users for comparable space in the newspaper
2in which the notice appears and shall include all cash
3discounts, multiple insertion discounts, and similar benefits
4extended to the newspaper's regular customers.
5(Source: P.A. 94-147, eff. 1-1-06.)".