Bill Text: IL HB0651 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Makes a technical change in a Section regarding educational programs concerning the effect of dissolution of marriage on children.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-12 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB0651 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0651-Introduced.html


101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
HB0651

Introduced , by Rep. Michael J. Madigan

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
750 ILCS 5/404.1 from Ch. 40, par. 404.1

Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Makes a technical change in a Section regarding educational programs concerning the effect of dissolution of marriage on children.
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A BILL FOR

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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 5. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of
5Marriage Act is amended by changing Section 404.1 as follows:
6 (750 ILCS 5/404.1) (from Ch. 40, par. 404.1)
7 Sec. 404.1. (a) In an action for dissolution of marriage
8involving minor children, or in a post-judgment proceeding
9involving minor children, the the court may on its own motion
10order the parties, excluding the minor children, to attend an
11educational program concerning the effects of dissolution of
12marriage on the children, if the court finds that it would be
13in the best interests of the minor children. The program may be
14divided into sessions, which in the aggregate shall not exceed
154 hours in duration. The program shall be educational in nature
16and not designed for individual therapy.
17 (b) The facts adduced at any educational session resulting
18from a referral under this Section shall not be considered in
19the adjudication of a pending or subsequent action, nor shall
20any report resulting from such educational session become part
21of the record of the case unless the parties have stipulated in
22writing to the contrary.
23 (c) The fees or costs of educational sessions under this

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1Section shall be borne by the parties and may be assessed by
2the court as it deems equitable.
3(Source: P.A. 86-288.)
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