92nd General Assembly
Status of HB0722
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   New Act                                                                     
   720 ILCS 510/1 rep.                                                         

        Creates the  Freedom  of  Choice  Act  and  amends  the  Illinois      
   Abortion  Law  of  1975.   Establishes  a  State  policy recognizing a      
   woman's reproductive rights.  Prohibits State agencies  and  units  of      
   local  government  (including  home  rule  units)  from  restricting a      
   woman's right to terminate a pregnancy before fetal  viability  or  at      
   any time if medically necessary.  Repeals a Section declaring that the      
   General Assembly would prohibit all abortions unless necessary for the      
   preservation  of  a  woman's  life  if  Roe  v.  Wade  is overruled or      
   significantly modified.  Effective immediately.                             
          HOME RULE NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)             
          HB 722 contains language that a home rule unit may not exercise      
          any of its powers in a manner inconsistent with the legisla-         
          tion. This is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and        
          functions. Therefore, in the opinion of DCCA, HB 722 pre-empts       
          home rule authority.                                                 
   FEB-07-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-07-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-07-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-15-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 SCULLY                
   FEB-21-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               HEALTH CARE           
   FEB-22-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 FRITCHEY              
   FEB-28-2001  H  HOME RULE NOTE FILED                                           
   FEB-28-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               HEALTH CARE           
   MAR-14-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 ERWIN                 
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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