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 Bill Status of SB2545  9th General Assembly


Short Description:  INTERNET DATING SAFETY ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein - Kimberly A. Lightford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michelle Mussman , Daniel V. Beiser, Jehan A. Gordon, Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr., Carol A. Sente, Fred Crespo, Emily McAsey and Jerry F. Costello, II)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1056

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
815 ILCS 505/2MMM new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Internet Dating Safety Act. Requires Internet dating services offering services to Illinois members to provide a safety awareness notification to all Illinois members. Provides that if an Internet dating service does not conduct criminal background screenings on its members, the service shall disclose, clearly and conspicuously, to all Illinois members that the Internet dating service does not conduct criminal background screenings. Provides that an Internet service provider does not violate the Act solely as a result of serving as an intermediary for the transmission of electronic messages between members of an Internet dating service. Provides that the Attorney General, pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, shall adopt rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of the Act. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that it is an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act for an Internet dating service to fail to provide notice or falsely indicate that it has performed criminal background screenings in accordance with the Internet Dating Safety Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes the definition of "Internet service provider". Provides that an internet service provider does not violate the Act as a result of serving as an intermediary for the transmission of electronic messages between members of an internet dating service, rather than solely as a result of that service. Provides that a website hosting service does not violate the Act by serving as an intermediary for the transmission of electronic messages between members of an internet dating service.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes provision granting rulemaking authority to the Attorney General.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Changes the definition of "Internet dating service" to mean a person in the business of providing for a fee dating, romantic relationship, or matrimonial services through the Internet.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/13/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  12/13/2011SenateFirst Reading
  12/13/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2012SenateAssigned to Commerce
  2/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  2/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/27/2012SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  2/27/2012SenateRe-assigned to Judiciary
  2/27/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/7/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 006-002-001
  3/7/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 8, 2012
  3/7/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/7/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  3/21/2012SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 22, 2012
  3/22/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/27/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 009-000-000
  3/28/2012SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/28/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Table Amendment - Prevailed
  3/28/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled
  3/28/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Silverstein
  3/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/28/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-009-000
  3/28/2012HouseArrived in House
  3/28/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  3/28/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/28/2012HouseFirst Reading
  3/28/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2012HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  4/17/2012HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/30/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/30/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/1/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 012-005-000
  5/2/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/2/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/10/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/10/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  5/17/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Consumer Protection Committee; 012-000-000
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr.
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  5/21/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/21/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry F. Costello, II
  5/22/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-010-000
  5/22/2012SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2
  5/22/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2 - May 23, 2012
  5/23/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/23/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/25/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Judiciary
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Judiciary; 006-003-000
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 040-014-000
  5/29/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/29/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2012SenateEffective Date August 24, 2012
  8/24/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-1056

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