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 Bill Status of HB5615  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Rosemary Mulligan - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Elizabeth Coulson - Sara Feigenholtz, Julie Hamos, Elaine Nekritz, Karen May, Constance A. Howard, Lou Lang, Karen A. Yarbrough, Greg Harris, David E. Miller, Annazette Collins, Elizabeth Hernandez, Mike Boland, Patricia Reid Lindner, Cynthia Soto, John A. Fritchey, Carolyn H. Krause, Arthur L. Turner, Harry Osterman, Maria Antonia Berrios, Susana A Mendoza and Kathleen A. Ryg

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Reproductive Justice and Access Act. Provides that the State or any municipality, political subdivision, or other governmental unit or agency shall not: (1) deny or interfere with an individual's right to use or refuse contraception; (2) deny or interfere with a pregnant woman's right to bear a child; (3) deny or interfere with a pregnant woman's right to terminate a pregnancy: (i) prior to the viability of the fetus or (ii) when the termination of pregnancy is necessary to protect the life or health of the pregnant woman; or (4) require any woman to terminate pregnancy without her consent. Provides that party aggrieved by conduct that violates the Act may bring a civil lawsuit in a State circuit court or as a supplemental claim in a federal district court against the offending unit of government. Provides that the State shall ensure that individuals eligible for State medicaid assistance, or other State medical assistance, receive financial assistance for reproductive healthcare at least to the same extent as other comparable services. Provides that pregnancy terminations shall be performed in accordance with accepted standards of medical practice, by the method that, in the clinical judgment of the attending medical professional, will best serve the interests of the pregnant patient. Provides that all Illinois public schools shall offer medically accurate, age appropriate, comprehensive sexual health education. Provides that the provisions of the Act are severable. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/15/2008HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  2/15/2008HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/15/2008HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  2/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/15/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/20/2008HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  2/21/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  2/22/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/27/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  2/27/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  2/28/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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