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 Bill Status of HB0217  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PROTECTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Sara Feigenholtz - Mike Smiddy - Sam Yingling - Barbara Flynn Currie, Ann M. Williams, Deb Conroy, Will Guzzardi, Linda Chapa LaVia, Scott Drury, Christian L. Mitchell, Robert Martwick, Laura Fine, Robyn Gabel, Monique D. Davis, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Carol Ammons, Daniel J. Burke, Pamela Reaves-Harris, Cynthia Soto, Gregory Harris and Elizabeth Hernandez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Daniel Biss - Andy Manar - Iris Y. Martinez - Toi W. Hutchinson - Don Harmon, Michael Noland, David Koehler, Dan Kotowski, William Delgado, Martin A. Sandoval, Heather A. Steans and Emil Jones, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0411

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Youth Mental Health Protection Act. Defines "mental health provider" and "sexual orientation change efforts" or "conversion therapy". Provides that no mental health provider shall engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under the age of 18. Provides that a mental health provider shall not refer a client or patient to any individual for the purpose of sexual orientation change efforts. Further provides that any sexual orientation change effort attempted on a person under the age of 18 or any referral made by a mental health provider shall be considered unprofessional conduct and shall be subject to discipline by the licensing entity or disciplinary review board with competent jurisdiction.

House Committee Amendment No. 3
Adds reference to:
815 ILCS 505/2Zfrom Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z

Removes provisions concerning referral services related to conversion therapy. Provides that no person or entity may, in the conduct of any trade or commerce, use or employ any deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation, or the concealment, suppression, or omission of any material fact in advertising or otherwise offering conversion therapy services in a manner that represents homosexuality as a mental disease, disorder, or illness, with intent that others rely upon the concealment, suppression, or omission of such material fact. Provides that violation of the provisions constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Makes conforming changes in the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that (i) any sexual orientation change efforts attempted on a person under the age of 18 by a mental health provider may (was, shall) be considered unprofessional conduct and (ii) mental health providers found to have engaged in a sexual orientation change effort on a patient under the age of 18 may (was, shall) be subject to discipline by the licensing entity or disciplinary review board with competent jurisdiction.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/16/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/20/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  1/22/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  1/22/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  1/23/2015HouseFirst Reading
  1/23/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/27/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/30/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  1/30/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/30/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  1/30/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  2/3/2015HouseAssigned to Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee
  2/4/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Scott Drury
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  2/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  2/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/25/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/25/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/27/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee
  3/3/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/6/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/12/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/12/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/12/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/12/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee
  3/16/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Rules Refers to Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Adopted in Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/17/2015HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Juvenile Justice & System-Involved Youth Committee; 009-005-000
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/17/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris
  4/14/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/15/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  4/24/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/13/2015HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/13/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 22, 2015
  5/13/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 068-043-000
  5/19/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/19/2015HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/19/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/20/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  5/20/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/20/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/20/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/20/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/20/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  5/20/2015SenateFirst Reading
  5/20/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/20/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  5/20/2015SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/20/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/20/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/21/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/22/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  5/26/2015SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/27/2015SenateDo Pass Executive; 011-004-001
  5/27/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 28, 2015
  5/28/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/28/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 29, 2015
  5/29/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 034-019-001
  5/29/2015HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2015HouseSent to the Governor
  8/20/2015HouseGovernor Approved
  8/20/2015HouseEffective Date January 1, 2016
  8/20/2015HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0411

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