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Illinois 2008 State Bills:
opens new window Illinois 2008 SB 2399
Employment Nondiscrimination,
Privacy
This bill amends the Genetic Information Privacy Act. The bill adds and amends definitions under the law, makes changes to the employment provisions, adds requirements to be consistent with federal laws such as GINA, and further specifies prohibited actions by covered entities. Monetary penalties are increased, and a private right of action is afforded to any person alleging a violation of the law. The bill allows local governments to enact genetic privacy measures equal to or greater than the protections provided under state law. Approved by the Governor August 26, 2008.

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