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Rep. Walker-sponsored law amending the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 24, 2019


A new law sponsored by Rep. Mark L. Walker (D-53) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB1553 on Jan. 29, when Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Juvenile Court Act of 1987".

After debate, the House passed the bill on March 28 and it arrived in the Senate on April 3, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 23. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on HB1553.

Date
Chamber
Action
1/29/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2/1/2019
House
First Reading
2/1/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/6/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2/6/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
2/6/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
2/6/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2/6/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2/6/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2/7/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2/13/2019
House
Assigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
2/13/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2/14/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
2/14/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
2/14/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
2/14/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
2/14/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2/27/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2/27/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
3/5/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
3/12/2019
House
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; by Voice Vote
3/12/2019
House
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 011-001-000
3/13/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/19/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
3/19/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
3/19/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
3/19/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
3/20/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
3/21/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
3/27/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
3/27/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
3/27/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
3/28/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 087-018-002
4/3/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/3/2019
Senate
First Reading
4/3/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
4/3/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
4/3/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Judiciary
5/2/2019
Senate
Postponed - Judiciary
5/8/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
5/8/2019
Senate
Do Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
5/16/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/16/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
5/21/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/21/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 047-003-001
6/19/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
7/23/2019
House
Effective Date January 1, 2020
7/23/2019
House
Governor Approved
7/23/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0121

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