All You Need to Know About Abortion Laws in Illinois

With the passage of two abortion bills (SB 25 as amended – in 2019 and known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and HB 370 – as amended – in 2021 and known as the Repeal of the Parental Notice … Continue reading

HR 790—Introduced by Representative Margaret Croke on 3/31/2022

Synopsis As Introduced Declares the belief that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Griswold v. Connecticut were properly decided. Declares opposition to any effort to overturn, undermine, or weaken the precedents.

HR 789—Introduced by Representative Camille Lilly on 3/31/22

HR 789—Introduced by Representative Camille Lilly on 3/31/22 Synopsis As Introduced Declares a commitment to ensuring access to quality health care, including reproductive health care, for women in Illinois. Urges the Illinois Congressional Delegation to support federal legislation and other … Continue reading

HB 5048—Introduced by Representative Anna Moeller on 1/26/22; Passed the House, Sent to the Senate, Senate Sponsor Senator Sarah Feigenholtz—in Postponed in Senate Health Committee

Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that facilities licensed under the Act must offer to provide POLST-appropriate residents or their representatives an opportunity to execute the Department of Public Health Uniform POLST form within specified time … Continue reading

HB 4247—Introduced by Representative Barbara Hernandez on 12/03/21 Passed the House, Sent to the Senate, Senate Sponsor Senator Celina Villanueva—in Senate Assignments Committee

Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Public Higher Education Act. Provides that the intent of the Act is for the requirements of the Act to apply equally to the governing board of each public institution of higher education in this State. … Continue reading

HB 4221—Introduced by Representative Barbara Hernandez on 11/16/21, but Chief Sponsor changed to Representative Kelly Cassidy (In House Rules Committee since 1/05/22)

Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Pregnancy Center Disclosure Act. Presents the findings of the General Assembly. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of pregnant women. Provides that a limited services pregnancy … Continue reading