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Illinois Bill #SR0047   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:Senate Resolution SR0047
Type:Right to Life
Requested Patriot Action: This resolution (SR 0047) was killed by the Assignment Committee. They refused to assign this resolution to a committee. We need to show no mercy to these State Legislators. They are preventing representatives of the people from even hearing a bill that is important to the Freedoms guaranteed in the Illinois State Constitution and in the United States Constitution.

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Committees:
Sponsors: Senate Sponsors:
William R. Haine (217) 782-5247
Bill Brady (217) 782-6216
Session Schedule: In Session 1/14/09 - 6/30/10 (est.)

Interim Recess 6/1/09 - 6/22/09

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Date Introduced: 2/3/2009
Enacted:
Status:Killed: Not Assigned to a Committee by Assignment Committee
Passed House committee:
Passed Senate committee:
Passed Senate:
Passed House:
Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History: Short Description: OPPOSES FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. William R. Haine - Bill Brady

Last Action
Date Chamber Action
2/3/2009 Senate Referred to Assignments

Synopsis As Introduced
Urges Congress to reject the passage of the federal Freedom of Choice Act relating to abortion rights.

Actions
Date Chamber Action
2/3/2009 Senate Filed with Secretary
2/3/2009 Senate Referred to Assignments
2/5/2009 Senate Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Brady

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Senate votes:
Federal reply:
State constitution: Illinois State Constitution

ARTICLE XIII
GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 3. OATH OR AFFIRMATION OF OFFICE
Each prospective holder of a State office or other State
position created by this Constitution, before taking office,
shall take and subscribe to the following oath or
affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (affirm) that I will support the
Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of
the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge
the duties of the office of .... to the best of my ability."
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


ARTICLE I

BILL OF RIGHTS

SECTION 1. INHERENT AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS
All men are by nature free and independent and have
certain inherent and inalienable rights among which are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To secure these rights
and the protection of property, governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the
governed.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 2. DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION
No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property
without due process of law nor be denied the equal protection
of the laws.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 3. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession
and worship, without discrimination, shall forever be
guaranteed, and no person shall be denied any civil or
political right, privilege or capacity, on account of his
religious opinions; but the liberty of conscience hereby
secured shall not be construed to dispense with oaths or
affirmations, excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify
practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State.
No person shall be required to attend or support any ministry
or place of worship against his consent, nor shall any
preference be given by law to any religious denomination or
mode of worship.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 4. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
All persons may speak, write and publish freely, being
responsible for the abuse of that liberty. In trials for
libel, both civil and criminal, the truth, when published
with good motives and for justifiable ends, shall be a
sufficient defense.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 5. RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE AND PETITION
The people have the right to assemble in a peaceable
manner, to consult for the common good, to make known their
opinions to their representatives and to apply for redress of
grievances.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 6. SEARCHES, SEIZURES, PRIVACY AND INTERCEPTIONS
The people shall have the right to be secure in their
persons, houses, papers and other possessions against
unreasonable searches, seizures, invasions of privacy or
interceptions of communications by eavesdropping devices or
other means. No warrant shall issue without probable cause,
supported by affidavit particularly describing the place to
be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 7. INDICTMENT AND PRELIMINARY HEARING
No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense
unless on indictment of a grand jury, except in cases in
which the punishment is by fine or by imprisonment other than
in the penitentiary, in cases of impeachment, and in cases
arising in the militia when in actual service in time of war
or public danger. The General Assembly by law may abolish the
grand jury or further limit its use.
No person shall be held to answer for a crime punishable
by death or by imprisonment in the penitentiary unless either
the initial charge has been brought by indictment of a grand
jury or the person has been given a prompt preliminary
hearing to establish probable cause.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 8. RIGHTS AFTER INDICTMENT
In criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have the
right to appear and defend in person and by counsel; to
demand the nature and cause of the accusation and have a copy
thereof; to be confronted with the witnesses against him or
her and to have process to compel the attendance of witnesses
in his or her behalf; and to have a speedy public trial by an
impartial jury of the county in which the offense is alleged
to have been committed.
(Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 8,
1994.)


SECTION 8.1. CRIME VICTIM'S RIGHTS.
(a) Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the
following rights as provided by law:
(1) The right to be treated with fairness and
respect for their dignity and privacy throughout the
criminal justice process.
(2) The right to notification of court proceedings.
(3) The right to communicate with the prosecution.
(4) The right to make a statement to the court at
sentencing.
(5) The right to information about the conviction,
sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.
(6) The right to timely disposition of the case
following the arrest of the accused.
(7) The right to be reasonably protected from the
accused throughout the criminal justice process.
(8) The right to be present at the trial and all
other court proceedings on the same basis as the accused,
unless the victim is to testify and the court determines
that the victim's testimony would be materially affected
if the victim hears other testimony at the trial.
(9) The right to have present at all court
proceedings, subject to the rules of evidence, an
advocate or other support person of the victim's choice.
(10) The right to restitution.
(b) The General Assembly may provide by law for the
enforcement of this Section.
(c) The General Assembly may provide for an assessment
against convicted defendants to pay for crime victims'
rights.
(d) Nothing in this Section or in any law enacted under
this Section shall be construed as creating a basis for
vacating a conviction or a ground for appellate relief in any
criminal case.
(Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 3,
1992.)


SECTION 9. BAIL AND HABEAS CORPUS
All persons shall be bailable by sufficient sureties,
except for the following offenses where the proof is evident
or the presumption great: capital offenses; offenses for
which a sentence of life imprisonment may be imposed as a
consequence of conviction; and felony offenses for which a
sentence of imprisonment, without conditional and revocable
release, shall be imposed by law as a consequence of
conviction, when the court, after a hearing, determines that
release of the offender would pose a real and present threat
to the physical safety of any person. The privilege of the
writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except in cases
of rebellion or invasion when the public safety may require
it.
Any costs accruing to a unit of local government as a
result of the denial of bail pursuant to the 1986 Amendment
to this Section shall be reimbursed by the State to the unit
of local government.
(Source: Amendment adopted at general election November 4,
1986.)


SECTION 10. SELF-INCRIMINATION AND DOUBLE JEOPARDY
No person shall be compelled in a criminal case to give
evidence against himself nor be twice put in jeopardy for the
same offense.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 11. LIMITATION OF PENALTIES AFTER CONVICTION
All penalties shall be determined both according to the
seriousness of the offense and with the objective of
restoring the offender to useful citizenship. No conviction
shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture of estate. No
person shall be transported out of the State for an offense
committed within the State.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 12. RIGHT TO REMEDY AND JUSTICE
Every person shall find a certain remedy in the laws for
all injuries and wrongs which he receives to his person,
privacy, property or reputation. He shall obtain justice by
law, freely, completely, and promptly.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 13. TRIAL BY JURY
The right of trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed shall
remain inviolate.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 14. IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT
No person shall be imprisoned for debt unless he refuses
to deliver up his estate for the benefit of his creditors as
provided by law or unless there is a strong presumption of
fraud. No person shall be imprisoned for failure to pay a
fine in a criminal case unless he has been afforded adequate
time to make payment, in installments if necessary, and has
willfully failed to make payment.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 15. RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN
Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public
use without just compensation as provided by law. Such
compensation shall be determined by a jury as provided by
law.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 16. EX POST FACTO LAWS AND IMPAIRING CONTRACTS
No ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of
contracts or making an irrevocable grant of special
privileges or immunities, shall be passed.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 17. NO DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND THE SALE OR
RENTAL OF PROPERTY
All persons shall have the right to be free from
discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national
ancestry and sex in the hiring and promotion practices of any
employer or in the sale or rental of property.
These rights are enforceable without action by the
General Assembly, but the General Assembly by law may
establish reasonable exemptions relating to these rights and
provide additional remedies for their violation.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 18. NO DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX
The equal protection of the laws shall not be denied or
abridged on account of sex by the State or its units of local
government and school districts.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 19. NO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE HANDICAPPED
All persons with a physical or mental handicap shall be
free from discrimination in the sale or rental of property
and shall be free from discrimination unrelated to ability in
the hiring and promotion practices of any employer.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 20. INDIVIDUAL DIGNITY
To promote individual dignity, communications that
portray criminality, depravity or lack of virtue in, or that
incite violence, hatred, abuse or hostility toward, a person
or group of persons by reason of or by reference to
religious, racial, ethnic, national or regional affiliation
are condemned.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 21. QUARTERING OF SOLDIERS
No soldier in time of peace shall be quartered in a house
without the consent of the owner; nor in time of war except
as provided by law.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS
Subject only to the police power, the right of the
individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be
infringed.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 23. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of
civil government is necessary to preserve the blessings of
liberty. These blessings cannot endure unless the people
recognize their corresponding individual obligations and
responsibilities.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


SECTION 24. RIGHTS RETAINED
The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights
shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained
by the individual citizens of the State.
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


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