92nd General Assembly
Status of HB0638
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   20 ILCS 505/5d new                                                          
   20 ILCS 505/7             from Ch. 23, par. 5007                            
   20 ILCS 505/7.3                                                             
   20 ILCS 505/35.6                                                            

        Amends  the  Children  and  Family  Services  Act.  Requires  the      
   Department to  create  an  advocacy  office  to  receive  and  resolve      
   complaints  about a child's services.  Provides that when a child must      
   be placed outside his or her home and cannot be  returned  immediately      
   to  parents  or  guardian,  an assessment of the child's special needs      
   must  be  conducted  and  race,  color,  or  national  origin  may  be      
   considered in  the  placement  only  if  that  has  been  assessed  as      
   advancing  the  child's  best  interests.  Makes the state-wide foster      
   parent phone number available to any person wishing to report problems      
   concerning a child's welfare services. Effective immediately.               
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Children and Family Services)             
          The Deparment has already established an Advocacy Office for         
          children and families to receive and respond to complaints with      
          a statewide toll-free telephone number. Codification of that         
          office would not result in additional costs to the Department.       
          Most of the policies and procedures which would result from          
          codification already exist. The requirement that, in the re-         
          latively rare special instances where the best interests of the      
          child require it, the child's race, color or national origin         
          be considered conforms to federal law and will neither cause         
          a fiscal impact to the Department to implement nor cause the         
          federal government to impose financial penalties. The pro-           
          vision expanding the use of the foster parent statewide              
          toll-free telephone number would have minimal impact, as that        
          number is available to all persons now and calls alleging pro-       
          blems with child welfare services are accepted.                      
   FEB-06-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-06-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-06-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-07-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               CHLDRN YOUTH          
   FEB-09-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 FORBY                 
   FEB-09-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   FEB-09-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               CHLDRN YOUTH          
   FEB-22-2001  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     009-000-000   HCHY    
   FEB-22-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   FEB-22-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 CROTTY                
   FEB-27-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   FEB-27-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   MAR-01-2001  H  THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/PASSED        114-000-000           
   MAR-06-2001  S  ARRIVE IN SENATE                                               
   MAR-06-2001  S  PLACED CALENDAR ORDER OF FIRST READING   01-03-07              
   MAR-08-2001  S  CHIEF SPONSOR                            WOOLARD               
   MAR-20-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   MAR-20-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   MAY-02-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               PUBLIC HEALTH         
   MAY-08-2001  S       DO PASS                             010-000-000   SPBH    
   MAY-08-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING  01-05-09              
   MAY-10-2001  S  SECOND READING                                                 
   MAY-10-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING  01-05-11              
   MAY-15-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              MADIGAN,L             
   MAY-15-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              OBAMA                 
   MAY-15-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              VIVERITO              
   MAY-15-2001  S  THIRD READING - PASSED                   057-000-000           
   MAY-15-2001  H  PASSED BOTH HOUSES                                             
   JUN-13-2001  H  SENT TO THE GOVERNOR                                           
   AUG-10-2001  H  GOVERNOR APPROVED                                              
   AUG-10-2001  H                            EFFECTIVE DATE 01-08-10              
   AUG-10-2001  H  PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0334               


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