Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Illinois Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Creates the offense of unlawful interference with access to reproductive health services. Establishes penalties. Provides that a person aggrieved by a violation of this Act may bring a civil action to enjoin the violation, for compensatory and punitive damages, and for the costs of suit and reasonable fees for attorneys and expert witnesses. Provides that the Attorney General, a State's Attorney, or a municipal attorney may bring a civil action to enjoin a violation of this Act, for compensatory damages to persons aggrieved by a violation of this Act, and for the assessment of a civil penalty against each violator of this Act.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Changes the title to "AN ACT in relation to health". Provides that one of the purposes of the Act is to protect the freedom of families to make health care decisions and to protect access to health care in Illinois.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Deletes the provision that states that the Act establishes concurrent state jurisdiction over conduct that is also prohibited by the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994. Eliminates the provision that a State's Attorney or municipal attorney may bring a civil action to prevent a violation of the Act or to seek compensatory damages, or the assessment of civil penalties.