IL HB4028 | 2023-2024 | 103rd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 29 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-03-30 - Referred to Rules Committee
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Creates the Women's Health Protection Act. Requires all abortion clinics to be licensed by the Department of Public Health. Sets forth provisions relating to application procedures, license issuance, license denial, suspension, revocation, or refusal, administrative decisions, and the adoption of rules. Requires the Department to establish policies and procedures for conducting prelicensure and relicensure inspections of abortion clinics. Provides that the Director of the Department shall adopt rules relating to an abortion clinic's physical facilities, supply and equipment standards, and personnel. Provides for civil penalties, including a $5,000 business offense fine for operating an abortion clinic without a license, a $5,000 business offense fine for intentionally violating the Act, and a $1,000 business offense fine for a first violation of the Act and $5,000 for a subsequent violation. Allows both the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the State's Attorney for the county in which the violation occurred to initiate a legal action to enforce collection of civil penalties or fines. Allows the Director to apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for an order enjoining any acts or practices which constitute or will constitute a violation of the Act. Provides that nothing in the Act makes lawful an abortion that is currently unlawful. Defines terms. States legislative findings and purposes. Effective one year after becoming law.

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2023-03-30HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2023-03-30HouseFirst Reading
2023-03-29HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. William E Hauter

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