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Full Text of SB1898  100th General Assembly

SB1898enr 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
SB1898 EnrolledLRB100 06350 JLS 16388 b

1    AN ACT concerning business.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
5Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2TTT as follows:
 
6    (815 ILCS 505/2TTT new)
7    Sec. 2TTT. Non-disparagement clauses in consumer
8contracts.
9    (a) A contract or a proposed contract for the sale or lease
10of consumer merchandise or services may not include a provision
11waiving the consumer's right to make any statement regarding
12the seller or lessor or the employees or agents of the seller
13or lessor or concerning the merchandise or services.
14    (b) It is an unlawful practice to threaten or to seek to
15enforce a provision made unlawful under this Section or to
16otherwise penalize a consumer for making any statement
17protected under this Section.
18    (c) Any waiver of the provisions of this Section is
19contrary to public policy and is void and unenforceable.
20    (d) This Section may not be construed to prohibit or limit
21a person or business that hosts online consumer reviews or
22comments from removing a statement that is otherwise lawful to
23remove.