Rep. Maura Hirschauer

Filed: 2/28/2024





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1605 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Gender Violence Act is amended by changing
5Section 5 as follows:
6    (740 ILCS 82/5)
7    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
8    "Employee" has the meaning provided in Section 2-101 of
9the Illinois Human Rights Act.
10    "Employer" has the meaning provided in Section 2-101 of
11the Illinois Human Rights Act.
12    "Gender-related violence", which is a form of sex
13discrimination, means the following:
14        (1) One or more acts of violence or physical
15    aggression satisfying the elements of battery under the
16    laws of Illinois that are committed, at least in part, on



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1    the basis of a person's sex, whether or not those acts have
2    resulted in criminal charges, prosecution, or conviction.
3        (2) A physical intrusion or physical invasion of a
4    sexual nature under coercive conditions satisfying the
5    elements of battery under the laws of Illinois, whether or
6    not the act or acts resulted in criminal charges,
7    prosecution, or conviction.
8        (2.1) Contact between a sexual organ of one person
9    from which a sexually protective device has been removed
10    and the intimate part of another person who did not
11    verbally consent to the sexually protective device being
12    removed.
13        (2.2) Contact between an intimate part of a person and
14    a sexual organ of another person from which the person
15    removed a sexually protective device without verbal
16    consent of the other person.
17        (2.5) Domestic violence, as defined in the Victims'
18    Economic Security and Safety Act.
19        (3) A threat of an act described in item (1), (2), or
20    (2.5) causing a realistic apprehension that the originator
21    of the threat will commit the act.
22    "Sexually protective device" means any of the following
23intended to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted
24infection: male or female condom; spermicide; diaphragm;
25cervical cap; contraceptive sponge; dental dam; or another
26physical device intended to prevent pregnancy or sexually



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1transmitted infection.
2    "Workplace" means the employer's premises, including any
3building, real property, and parking area under the control of
4the employer, or any location used by an employee while in the
5performance of the employee's job duties. "Workplace" includes
6activities occurring off-premises at employer-sponsored events
7where an employee is not performing the employee's job duties.
8(Source: P.A. 103-282, eff. 1-1-24.)".