SB 2399 – Public Act 95-0927

Sponsored by Senator Link and Representative Ryg, Senate Bill 2399 created the Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act, which bars employers from using genetic information in hiring, firing, demoting or otherwise retaliating against job applicants or employees based on their or their family members’ genetic testing results. The measure also harmonizes definitions in state law relating to genetic privacy with those in more recent federal laws, making the legislation as current as possible.

Learn more about the right to keep your genetic information private.