Thursday, April 26, 2007

Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of HB1878
This bill just passed the Illinois House of Representatives today by an overwhelming vote. It is called "The Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act."

No person's rights, privileges, or access to public services may be denied or abridged solely because he or she is homeless. Such a person shall be granted the same rights and privileges as any other citizen of this State.

Then it goes on to list all the rights and privileges. It goes on forever. It includes the right to refuse medication and, of course, the right to keep all the details of their lives confidential.