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 Bill Status of HB4083  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  INTERNET DATING SAFETY ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Michelle Mussman - Keith Farnham - Jack D. Franks - Linda Chapa LaVia, Jehan A. Gordon, John E. Bradley, Karen A. Yarbrough and Fred Crespo

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ira I. Silverstein )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
815 ILCS 505/2NNN 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.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes the definition of "Internet service provider". Deletes references to violations by internet service providers serving as intermediaries. Deletes grant of rule making authority to the Attorney General.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that an internet service provider or website hosting service does not commit a violation as a result of serving as an intermediary for the transmission of electronic messages between members of an internet dating service.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  1/25/2012HouseFirst Reading
  1/25/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  2/10/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  2/15/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  2/16/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/17/2012HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  2/27/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  2/27/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  2/28/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Consumer Protection Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/28/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 018-003-000
  2/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/1/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/9/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/13/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/27/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/27/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Consumer Protection Committee; 011-000-000
  3/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 083-026-000
  3/29/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/29/2012HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/30/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/30/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 17, 2012
  4/25/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/25/2012SenateFirst Reading
  4/25/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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