IL SB1942 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Introduced on February 15 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-05-21 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
Pending: Senate Assignments 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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2019-05-21SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
2019-03-28SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
2019-03-25SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
2019-03-22SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
2019-03-07SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2019-03-06SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
2019-03-05SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
2019-03-04SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
2019-03-01SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2019-03-01SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
2019-02-27SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
2019-02-27SenateAssigned to Executive
2019-02-25SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2019-02-22SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2019-02-21SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2019-02-21SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
2019-02-15SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2019-02-15SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-02-15SenateFirst Reading
2019-02-15SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush

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