Historical Footnotes

 

1. 1867 law: Laws 1867, p. 133

2. 1945 law: Laws 1945, p. 10, sec. 6-2 at pp. 15-163

3. 1971 law: HB 1944 (sponsored by Rep. Boyle), P.A. 77-1395

4. 1981 court case: In re Roger B., 84 Ill. 2d 323, 418 N.E.2d 751

5. 1983 court case: Aimone v. Finley, 113 Ill. App. 3d 507, 447 N.E.2d 868

6. 1984 law: H.B. 3123 (sponsored by Senator Sangmeister), P.A. 90-237

7. Quote re 1984 legislation is from the transcript of the Senate debate, June 21, 1984, p. 196, and was made by Senator Sangmeister.

8. 1989 law: H.B. 370 (sponsored by Rep. Hasara), P.A. 89-493

9. Misleading quote re 1989 legislation is from the transcript of the House debate, May 10, 1989, pp. 69-70, and was made by Representative Hasara.

10. 1990 law: H.B. 1055 (sponsored by Rep. Hasara), P.A. 86-1451

11. 1991 law: S.B. 680 (sponsored by Senator Schaffer), P.A. 87-0620.

12. The Uniform Adoption Act was proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1994 and endorsed by the American Bar Assn. in early 1995. It was introduced in Illinois by Rep. Patricia Lindner as H.B. 3737 in 1996.

13. Proposed 1997 reform bill:  H.B. 474 (sponsored by Rep. Feigenholtz)

14. Proposed 1998 reform bill: H.B. 3778 (sponsored by Rep. Feigenholtz and approved by the Illinois House 114-0 on April 2, 1998).

15. Adoption Registry Reform Bill: H.B. 631 (sponsored by Rep. Feigenholtz in the House and Senator Cullerton in the Senate, and signed into law by Governor Ryan in August of 1999), P.A. 91-0417

 

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