Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HB1717
Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

 Bill Status of HB1717  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi and Amy Grant

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Right of Conscience Act. Defines terms. Provides that no person or qualifying entity shall be coerced to act or engage in speech or held liable for refusing to engage in speech or refusing to act if such refusal was to exercise a right of conscience. Provides that for any action or administrative proceeding brought against a person or qualifying entity that seeks to enjoin or seeks damages for a refusal to engage in speech or an act by the person or qualifying entity, and the person or qualifying entity refused to engage in the speech or refused to act, the person or qualifying entity may assert a counterclaim in the action that the speech or act sought by the plaintiff violates or otherwise infringes upon the person's or qualifying entity's right of conscience. Provides that the remedies under the Act shall be in addition to any other remedy. Provides that if a person or qualifying entity prevails in a counterclaim, the court may award reasonable attorney's fees to the person or qualifying entity.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/22/2021HouseTo Special Issues (HS) Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/29/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

Back To Top