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AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2TTT as follows:
(815 ILCS 505/2TTT new)
Non-disparagement clauses in consumer
(a) A contract or a proposed contract for the sale or lease
of consumer merchandise or services may not include a provision
waiving the consumer's right to make any statement regarding
the seller or lessor or the employees or agents of the seller
or lessor or concerning the merchandise or services.
(b) It is an unlawful practice to threaten or to seek to
enforce a provision made unlawful under this Section or to
otherwise penalize a consumer for making any statement
protected under this Section.
(c) Any waiver of the provisions of this Section is
contrary to public policy and is void and unenforceable.
(d) This Section may not be construed to prohibit or limit
a person or business that hosts online consumer reviews or
comments from removing a statement that is otherwise lawful to