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ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of Oct. 20

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews bills in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers: Senate Bill 2492, House Bill 1604, House Bill 3839, House Bill 3801 and House Bill 3807. Information on each bill is available below the video.

Senate Bill 2492 (Garrett, D-Lake Forest) allows a juror to waive any fees paid for service, transportation, or day care and waive the fees paid for attending an inquest. This bill has just been introduced and referred to the Committee on Assignments.

House Bill 1604 (Howard, D-Chicago; Sullivan, D-Rushville) allows a court to order the following relief for visitation abuse: (1) suspend the defendant’s driving privileges; (2) suspend the defendant’s professional license; and (3) fine the defendant for not more than $500 as a petty offense; (4) requires a finding that a party engaged in visitation abuse constitutes “a change in circumstances of the child or his custodian” under Section 610 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act. It is scheduled for a hearing next week in Senate Judiciary Committee.

House Bill 3839 (Davis, D-Chicago) prohibits interest from being imposed on child support orders after this bill becomes law. This bill has just been introduced and referred to the House Rules Committee.

House Bill 3801 (Holbrooke, D-Belleville) creates the offense of failure to report the disappearance or death of a child to a law enforcement agency if a person is the parent, guardian, or custodian of the child. This bill has just been introduced and referred to the House Rules Committee.

House Bill 3807 (Holbrooke, D-Belleville) requires a juvenile court to ensure that any position of and testimony from the Department of Children and Family Services about a change in custody is included in the court record of any juvenile court proceeding that may result in a change of custody. This bill has just been introduced and referred to the House Rules Committee.

Posted on October 20, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
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