Illinois currently taxes condoms at the full, “luxury” rate of 6.25%. The FDA classifies both external condoms and internal condoms as medical devices. Therefore, they should be taxed at a rate appropriate for medical devices.
No Salary History (HB 2462)
HB 2462 will strengthen the Illinois Equal Pay Act by preventing employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s previous salary history.
A salary offer should be based on a person’s qualifications and the responsibilities of the job. Since women earn on average less than men, basing wages on a worker’s previous pay only perpetuates wage inequality.
HB 4108 repeals the provisions in Public Act 100-538 (HB 40).
- Reinstates abortion coverage bans in the Illinois Medicaid and State Employee Health Insurance Programs.
- Reinstates trigger language stating that abortion would be criminalized if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
HB 4114 and SB 2241 repeal HB 40 AND impose additional, new restrictions.
- States the policy of the State of Illinois to be “the unborn child is a human being from the time of conception and has a right to life and, to the extent consistent with the United States Constitution, Illinois law should be interpreted to recognize that right to life and to protect unborn life.”
- Bans the State of Illinois and local governments from paying for abortions or including abortion coverage in health plans such as Medicaid and employee health insurance.
- Dramatically limits the exception for coverage of abortion in health plansAllows coverage only when a woman “suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death if an abortion is not performed.”
- Prohibits the Department of Human Services from making grants to nonprofit agencies and organizations that “refer or counsel for, or perform, abortions”.