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 Bill Status of HB4698  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Thomas Morrison, Amy Grant, Mark Luft, Blaine Wilhour, Dan Caulkins and Brad Halbrook

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
745 ILCS 70/13.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Health Care Right of Conscience Act. Deletes language providing that it is not a violation for any person or public official, or for any public or private association, agency, corporation, entity, institution, or employer, to take any measures or impose any requirements intended to prevent contraction or transmission of COVID-19 or any pathogens that result in COVID-19 or any of its subsequent iterations. Provides that it is a violation of the Act to take such actions. Provides that each individual shall retain the rights to bodily autonomy, make the individual's own health care decisions, and be free to accept or refuse any health or medical intervention, testing, treatment, or vaccination. Provides that the government or its designees, political subdivisions, counties, townships, municipal corporations, school districts, or other bodies corporate responsible for governmental activities in a geographic area smaller than that of the State may not require proof of medical or vaccine status of a person, or infringe upon, put conditions on, restrict, or take away a person's ability to fully participate in society based upon a person choosing to accept or decline testing, medical intervention, treatment, or vaccination. Effective Immediately or on June 1, 2022, whichever is later.

DateChamber Action
  1/21/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas Morrison
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  2/10/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Luft
  2/14/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  2/15/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  2/16/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
  1/10/2023HouseSession Sine Die

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