IL HB1553 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 34-0)
Status: Enrolled on May 21 2019 - 75% progression
Action: 2019-06-19 - Sent to the Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the court has jurisdiction to make the findings necessary to enable a minor who has been adjudicated a ward of the court to petition the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for classification as a special immigrant juvenile under federal law. Provides that if a motion requests findings regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the evidence, which may consist solely of, but is not limited to, a declaration of the minor, supports the findings, the court shall issue an order that includes the following findings: (1) the minor is declared a dependent of the court or the minor is legally committed to, or placed under the custody of, a State agency or department, or an individual or entity appointed by the court; (2) that reunification of the minor with one or both of the minor's parents is not viable due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or other similar basis; and (3) that it is not in the best interest of the minor to be returned to the minor's or parent's previous country of nationality or last habitual residence. Makes other changes.

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Roll Calls

2019-05-21 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 47 N: 3 NV: 9 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-03-28 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 87 N: 18 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-06-19HouseSent to the Governor
2019-05-21HousePassed Both Houses
2019-05-21SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-003-001
2019-05-16SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
2019-05-16SenateSecond Reading
2019-05-08SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
2019-05-08SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
2019-05-02SenatePostponed - Judiciary
2019-04-24SenateAssigned to Judiciary
2019-04-03SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-04-03SenateFirst Reading
2019-04-03SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2019-04-03SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2019-04-03SenateArrive in Senate
2019-03-28HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 087-018-002
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
2019-03-21HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
2019-03-20HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2019-03-19HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2019-03-19HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2019-03-19HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-19HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-13HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-12HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 011-001-000
2019-03-12HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; by Voice Vote
2019-03-05HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
2019-02-27HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2019-02-27HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
2019-02-13HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2019-02-13HouseAssigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
2019-02-07HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2019-02-06HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2019-02-06HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2019-02-06HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2019-02-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
2019-02-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2019-02-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
2019-02-01HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-02-01HouseFirst Reading
2019-01-29HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

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