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 Bill Status of HB5170  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  RELIGIOUS FREEDOM-MARRIAGE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Greg Harris - Deborah Mell - Kelly M. Cassidy - Barbara Flynn Currie - Sara Feigenholtz, Ann Williams, Daniel Biss, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Cynthia Soto and Robyn Gabel

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
750 ILCS 5/201from Ch. 40, par. 201
750 ILCS 5/209from Ch. 40, par. 209
750 ILCS 5/212from Ch. 40, par. 212
750 ILCS 5/220 new
750 ILCS 5/213.1 rep.
750 ILCS 75/60
750 ILCS 75/65 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Contains provisions regarding purposes, rules of construction, and severability. Provides that: all laws of this State applicable to marriage apply equally to marriages of same-sex and different-sex couples and their children; parties to a marriage and their children, regardless of whether the marriage is of a same-sex or different-sex couple, have the same benefits, protections, and responsibilities under law; parties to a marriage are included in any definition or use of terms such as "spouse", "family", "immediate family", "dependent", "next of kin", "wife", "husband", "bride", "groom", "wedlock", and other terms that refer to or denote the spousal relationship, as those terms are used throughout the law, regardless of whether the parties to a marriage are of the same sex or different sexes; and, to the extent laws this State adopt, refer to, or rely upon provisions of federal law as applicable to this State, parties to a marriage of the same sex and their children shall be treated under the law of this State as if federal law recognized the marriages of same-sex couples in the same manner as the law of this State. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act by making various changes concerning: parties who may marry; solemnization; prohibited marriages; jurisdiction; and other matters. Amends the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. Makes various changes and additions regarding recognition of marriages. Authorizes the voluntary conversion of a civil union to a marriage under specified circumstances. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Greg Harris
  2/8/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  2/8/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/8/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  2/8/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2012HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  2/9/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/9/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/9/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  2/10/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Biss
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/7/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/9/2012HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/4/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  1/2/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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