Bill Sponsors: IL HB4146 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly

Bill Title: Creates the TEXAS Act-The Expanding Abortion Services Act. Provides that any person, other than an officer or employee of the State or a unit of local government, may bring a civil action against any person who: commits an act of sexual assault or domestic abuse or causes an unintended pregnancy, regardless of circumstances; knowingly engages in conduct that aids or abets a sexual assault or domestic abuse or causes an unintended pregnancy, regardless of circumstances; or intends to engage in that act or conduct. Provides that if the plaintiff prevails in an action brought under the Act, the court shall award: (1) injunctive relief sufficient to prevent the defendant from committing or engaging in acts that aid or abet sexual assault or domestic abuse or causing an unintended pregnancy; (2) statutory damages in an amount of not less than $10,000 for each act of sexual assault or domestic abuse or action that causes an unintended pregnancy the defendant committed or aided or abetted, of which not less than $5,000 shall be awarded to the plaintiff and $5,000 shall be placed in a special fund in the State treasury, known as the State Abortion Freedom Expansion Fund, to be used by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, to pay the costs of abortions for pregnant persons who travel to Illinois from states that prohibit abortions for the purpose of obtaining access to abortions in Illinois; and (3) costs and attorney's fees. Establishes defenses and specifies venue. Defines "abortion", "domestic abuse", "pregnancy", and "sexual assault". Amends the State Finance Act to make conforming changes. Contains a severability provision.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-10-19 - Referred to Rules Committee [HB4146 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Representative Kelly Cassidy [D]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-014FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Joyce Mason [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-061FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Katie Stuart [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-112FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Ann Williams [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-011FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Anne Stava-Murray [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-081FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Jonathan Carroll [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-057FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Terra Costa Howard [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-048FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Stephanie Kifowit [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-084FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Bob Morgan [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-058FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Barbara Hernandez [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-083FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Delia Ramirez [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-004FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Maura Hirschauer [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-049FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Dagmara Avelar [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-085FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Deborah Conroy [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-046FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Daniel Didech [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-059FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Thaddeus Jones [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-029FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Michelle Mussman [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-056FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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