IL HB2626 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Introduced on February 8 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-26 - Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Creates the Parental Rights for the Blind Act. Contains statements of legislative findings and purpose. Defines terms. Provides that a person's blindness shall not serve as a basis for denial or restriction of parenting time, the allocation of parental responsibilities, participation in adoption proceedings, foster care placement, or guardianship appointment. Provides that if a person's blindness is alleged to have a detrimental impact on a child, the party raising the allegation bears the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that the blindness endangers or will likely endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the child. Provides that if the burden is met, the person with blindness shall have the opportunity to demonstrate that the implementation of supportive parenting services will alleviate any concerns that have been raised. Provides that the court may require that the supportive parenting services be put in place, with an opportunity to review the need for continuation of the services within a reasonable period of time. Provides that if a court determines that a blind person's parental rights should be denied or limited in any manner, the court shall make specific written findings stating the basis for such a determination and why the provision of supportive parenting services is not a reasonable accommodation that must be made to prevent such denial or limitation.

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2017-04-26HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-26HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-04-25HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2017-04-25HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 007-004-000
2017-04-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
2017-04-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
2017-04-06HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2017-04-06HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2017-04-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2017-04-06HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2017-04-05HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-04-05HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
2017-03-15HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-03-15HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 008-003-000
2017-03-08HouseRemains in Judiciary - Civil Committee
2017-03-08HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 002-001-000
2017-02-24HouseTo Domestic Relations Law Subcommittee
2017-02-22HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2017-02-08HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-02-08HouseFirst Reading
2017-02-08HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine

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