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AN ACT concerning finance.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Finance Act is amended by adding
Section 50 as follows:
(30 ILCS 105/50 new)
Conversion therapy funds prohibited.
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the
State shall not expend or invest any public funds in any
organization, nonprofit organization, religious organization,
or any other entity to be used for conversion therapy. Any
public funds owed by the State to an organization used for
conversion therapy as of the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 103rd General Assembly shall be withheld from such
organization, and any contract between the State and that
organization shall be void to the extent that the contract is
used or will be used for conversion therapy.
For purposes of this Section, "conversion therapy" means
any practices or treatments that seek to change an
individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including
efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to
eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings
toward individuals of the same gender. This does not include