HB 4146

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Expanding Abortion Services

Abstract

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.

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Oct 19, 2021

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

First Reading

Sep 23, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones

Sep 16, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar

Sep 15, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer

Sep 14, 2021

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

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