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 Bill Status of HB1453  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  WOMANS RIGHT TO KNOW ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Randall M. Hultgren - Patricia R. Bellock - Dan Reitz - Brandon W. Phelps - David Reis, Eileen Lyons, Daniel V. Beiser and John E. Bradley

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
225 ILCS 60/22from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22
225 ILCS 60/23from Ch. 111, par. 4400-23

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Woman's Right to Know Act and amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that an abortion shall not be performed or induced unless the woman has given her voluntary and informed consent, and states guidelines for determining whether a woman's consent is voluntary and informed. Requires the Department of Public Health to publish printed materials and an informational video concerning certain prenatal services. Requires a physician to inform a woman of the existence of a medical emergency that necessitates an immediate abortion to avert her death or serious injury. Authorizes disciplinary action against a physician for a willful failure to provide a woman with certain information required under the Woman's Right to Know Act; if a physician willfully performs an abortion without first providing the woman with the information, authorizes a civil penalty of $1,000 for a first violation and $5,000 for a second or subsequent violation. Authorizes a State's Attorney to report to the Medical Disciplinary Board a physician's willful failure to provide a woman with such information. Effective 120 days after becoming law.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Randall M. Hultgren
  2/10/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/10/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  2/10/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/10/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Reis
  2/10/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2005HouseAssigned to Health Care Availability and Access Committee
  3/3/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eileen Lyons
  3/8/2005HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Health Care Availability and Access Committee; 005-006-000
  3/8/2005HouseRemains in Health Care Availability and Access Committee
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/5/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  4/5/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  4/12/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  11/2/2006HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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