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Video: Amendment to HCRCA Passes House With More Significant Changes –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On October 28, 2021


There was over an hour of House Floor debate last night on House Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 1169.

Debate video is below.

Two critical changes, from HA2 to HA3, were:

  • elimination of language with an effective date immediately – which means since they could not get 71 votes, if passed by the Senate, it will become effective on June 1, 2022.
  • elimination of language that had previously made it not a violation to terminate employment and to deny or withhold services or excluding people – which means, in our opinion, it will still be a violation of the Act (as it currently is) to terminate the employment or to withhold or deny services base on a person’s right of conscience.

Another issue with this Amendment is the repeated claim by the sponsor that it is merely to clarify the legislative intent of the HCRCA – and there are several Courts who have explicitly stated the legislative intent is clear, and that it applies to all people, not just those in the healthcare field. We pointed to some of those cases in a previous article (here).

As for Rep Mazzochi’s opinion on ascertaining legislative intent, we agree. When court cases we have read delve into legislative intent, it looks at amendments and floor debates – which includes changes to amendments prior to getting to the final vote. In this case, HA2 included language to permit termination of employees and the withholding of access and services, while HA3 eliminated that language, which should tell the Courts that the “legislative intent” is to NOT permit terminations and withholding services, for if it was the intent, the legislature would have left that language in the Amendment.

What the legislature did last night was to carve out a single disease, COVID-19, as the only disease which the citizens would no longer have any remedy under the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act. Considering the Governor’s people kept referring to this as a right of “consciousness” rather than a right of “conscience”, tells me they have no clue those terms do not mean the same thing. (Websters Dictionary -Consciousness vs conscience”)

If you want to know the real reason this amendment was pushed, review the second video below of Ashely Wright, Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Attorney Generals’ office.  Not only does she not cite the proper name of the law, but it’s also clear this is about them losing in the courts against people who have exercised their rights under the law.  There is no “Right of Consciousness Act” as she repeatedly calls it.  The name of the law is the “Health Care Right of Conscience Act.”.  Her primary focus was not on people’s rights but rather on the court cases they are losing.  Once again we see our government taking steps to strip people’s rights when they stand up against what many consider tyranny.  The fact her claim of failure to pass this amendment will lead to serious ramifications is nothing but a red herring because this amendment, if passed into law and signed by the Governor, does not become effective until June of 2022.  Which makes the claims of its urgency patently false.

Break the law, change the law, this Illinois way.


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  • Scott
    Posted at 10:06h, 28 October Reply

    Too bad we can’t terminate those who are evil and stupid, so we could rid ourselves of tyrannical Democrats.

  • Mark Walden
    Posted at 10:23h, 28 October Reply

    Hey Scott what about the republicrat’s?

  • PK
    Posted at 11:23h, 28 October Reply

    The house is wrecking a decent senate bill, and the more I think about it, there’s a couple of reasons why.

    1.) During a very recent presser in Bloomington, Pritzker overbearingly praised the AG while referring to his peer associate in the ARDC record, Mr. DeVore, as a grifter. Courts did, in fact, process recent TRO cases that challenge the Pritzker admin’s status que in good time. The AG’s office did also, in fact, give supportive testimony to a house executive committee for a amendment without knowledge of an existing appellate court ruling which refutes a basic legal premise with a position statement for justification based, in part, on the courts taking too much time.

    2. In hindsight, the amendment sponsor seems to have been coached on the that silly legal position…that the change wasn’t a change. Attaching that position to a senate bill that had no nays, and that is progressive in its benefit to certain young adults, screams a foul that the sponsor was thrown into.

  • PK
    Posted at 11:33h, 28 October Reply

    Ammons is on record voting yes, shop-lifting from the upper house.

  • PK
    Posted at 13:38h, 28 October Reply

    Which house rule is being reference by the “You can’t do that” response to the speaker of the house limiting the giving of time?

    And was that also the speaker of the house citing the house rule on mask wearing? If so, was the house mask rule for the sponsor’s behavior during the executive committee ‘hearing’ or were there amendment 3 folks on the house floor voting yes on whether to debate that amendment3 simply show support for the sponsors violation of the mask rule during the executive committee ‘hearing’ by flaunting among their peers on the house floor?

    • PK
      Posted at 23:00h, 28 October Reply

      Nevermind my dumb comments/questions. I’ll refrain from here on out. Sorry for the trouble.

      I wish you all the best.

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