Comments: IL HB2723 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. In provisions concerning change of name, provides that a person interested in the matter shall make known any objection to the granting of the petition for change of name by filing a written objection stating the reasons for the objection with the court at least 2 court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and by appearing in court at the hearing to show cause why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Provides that if no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition. Deletes language restricting or prohibiting the filing of a petition for change of name by persons convicted of certain crimes. Provides instead that if the petitioner has been convicted of identity theft, aggravated identity theft, felony or misdemeanor criminal sexual abuse when the victim of the offense at the time of its commission is under 18 years of age, felony or misdemeanor sexual exploitation of a child, felony or misdemeanor indecent solicitation of a child, felony or misdemeanor indecent solicitation of an adult, or any other offense for which a person is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act in this State or any other state, and the petitioner has not been pardoned, the clerk shall notify the Illinois State Police so that they may have the opportunity to file a timely objection to the petition for change of name. Provides that the court may waive specified publication requirements and order that the record of the proceeding be designated confidential if the court finds good cause for entering such an order, including evidence that publication or availability of a record of the proceeding will place the petitioner or another individual in physical danger and evidence that the petitioner or another individual has been the victim of stalking or assaultive behavior.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-26 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB2723 Detail]

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