Illinois Public Trust in Funding Responsibility Act (SB 78)
This law was last updated on Feb 16, 2017
SB 78 would prohibit a state agency from contracting with or making a grant to any entity that performs abortions or maintains or operates a facility where abortions are performed that involves the expenditure of state funds.
The bill defines “state funds” as funds obtained through state taxation, fees or assessments. This would not include funds obtained from the federal government, federal funds administered or granted through a state agency, or state funds the expenditure of which is required by federal law.
Funding to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers would be exempt from prohibition.
If passed, the law would take effect immediately.
Similar to SB 2165, which failed to pass in 2015.