IL HB0185 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Introduced on January 9 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-29 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. To the list of purposes of the Act, adds recognizing that the involvement of each parent for equal time is presumptively in the children's best interests. Deletes language providing that nothing in the Act requires that each parent be allocated decision-making responsibilities. Provides that there is a rebuttable presumption in favor of equal parenting time. Relocates provisions listing factors for the court to consider in determining a child's bests interests for purposes of allocating parenting time. In specified situations, requires the court to issue a written decision stating its specific findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of its ruling.

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2019-03-29HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-29HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-19HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2019-03-12HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Darren Bailey
2019-03-11HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-11HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2019-02-08HouseTo Family Law Subcommittee
2019-01-29HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2019-01-18HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
2019-01-09HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-01-09HouseFirst Reading
2018-12-18HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

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