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Record #: SO2022-2486   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/20/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action: 9/21/2022
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 6 by adding new Chapter 6-20 entitled "Bodily Autonomy" and associated modification of Section 8-4-010 regarding penalty for disorderly conduct
Sponsors: Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Martin, Matthew J. , Valencia, Anna M., Hadden, Maria E. , Villegas, Gilbert, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cardenas, George A., Silverstein, Debra L., La Spata, Daniel , Rodriguez, Michael D., Tunney, Thomas, Scott, Monique L. , Maldonado, Roberto, Waguespack, Scott, Mitts, Emma, Reilly, Brendan, King, Sophia D., Taylor, Jeanette B. , Dowell, Pat, Beale, Anthony, Moore, David H., Burnett, Jr., Walter, Hairston, Leslie A., Taliaferro, Chris, Coleman, Stephanie D. , Osterman, Harry, Cappleman, James, Lee, Nicole T. , Nugent, Samantha , Hopkins, Brian
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 6 - Worker Protections - Ch. 20 Bodily Autonomy
Attachments: 1. SO2022-2486.pdf, 2. O2022-2486.pdf
SECTION 1. Title 6 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Chapter 6-20, as follows:
Chapter 6-20 Bodily Autonomy
6-20-010 Public policy of the City with regards to bodily autonomy.
The City respects the fundamental right of individuals to make autonomous decisions about reproductive health care and the expression of gender identity through one's own body. The City will work to protect people's reproductive and gender-affirming choices and condemns the creation and enforcement of laws passed by other jurisdictions that seek to impose civil or criminal liability on persons who seek and receive, or assist with the provision or receipt of, reproductive health care or gender-affirming care.
6-20-020 Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
"Agency" means every City department, agency, division, commission, council, committee, board, or other body or person established by authority of a City ordinance or resolution, City Council order, or executive order.
"Agent" means any person employed by or acting on behalf of an agency.
"Bodily autonomy" means self-governance over one's own reproductive options and gender identity, including reproductive health care and gender-affirming care.
"Gender-affirming care" means all services, supplies, drug therapies, and other care that an individual may receive to support and affirm the individual's gender identity,
"Reproductive health care" means health care offered, arranged, or furnished for the purpose of preventing pregnancy, terminating a pregnancy, managing pregnancy loss, or improving maternal health and birth outcomes. Reproductive health care includes but is not limited to contraception, sterilization, preconception care, maternity care, abortion care, and counseling regarding reproductive health care.
"Restrictive law" means any statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, or other law t...

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