IL HB2495 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 41-0)
Status: Introduced on February 13 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-05-21 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Creates the Reproductive Health Act. Provides that every individual has a fundamental right to make autonomous decisions about one's own reproductive health. Provides that every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamental right to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion, and to make autonomous decisions about how to exercise that right. Provides that a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the law, of this State. Provides prohibited State actions. Provides that a party aggrieved by a violation of the Act may bring a civil lawsuit. Provides that a health care professional shall report each abortion performed to the Department of Public Health. Limits home rule powers. Repeals provisions regarding abortion in the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act, the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act, and the Injunction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Repeals the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, the Partial-birth Abortion Ban Act, and the Abortion Performance Refusal Act. Makes corresponding changes in the Children and Family Services Act, the Counties Code, the Medical Practice Act of 1987, the Vital Records Act, the Criminal Code of 2012, and the Rights of Married Persons Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that information and records held by the Department collected under the Reproductive Health Act is exempt from inspection and copying. Amends the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Act. Provides that that term "ambulatory surgical treatment center" does not include any facility in which the performance of abortion procedures is limited to those performed without general, epidural, or spinal anesthesia. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides insurance requirements for the coverage of abortion. Makes corresponding changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Provides that operative surgery does not include abortions performed without general, epidural, or spinal anesthesia, and other gynecological procedures related to abortions. Amends the Environmental Act. Provides that tissue and products from an abortion or miscarriage may be buried, entombed, or cremated. Effective immediately.

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2020-05-21HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
2019-05-23HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
2019-05-22HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
2019-05-22HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2019-05-21HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2019-04-02HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2019-03-29HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-29HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-29HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-26HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
2019-03-26HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
2019-03-21HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-21HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2019-03-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2019-03-20HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2019-03-13HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2019-03-06HouseTo Informed Consent Subcommittee
2019-03-05HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2019-03-05HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2019-03-05HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2019-03-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2019-02-26HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
2019-02-21HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2019-02-14HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2019-02-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
2019-02-14HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2019-02-13HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-02-13HouseFirst Reading
2019-02-13HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2019-02-13HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2019-02-13HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

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