A new law sponsored by Rep. Nicholas K. Smith (D-34) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Consent by Minors to Health Care Services Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB2665 on Feb. 14, when Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Consent by Minors to Health Care Services Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on April 4, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 22. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 7. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB2665.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Human Services Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
Do Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 011-007-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
Third Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 062-048-001
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
Removed from Short Debate Status
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Assigned to Public Health
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
Do Pass Public Health; 008-004-000
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2019
Third Reading - Passed; 038-019-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
Effective Date January 1, 2020
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0214