CONSUMER FRAUD SHOPPER CLUBS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Makes it an unlawful practice for an officer, manager, or employee of
a retail mercantile establishment to sell, give, or permit access by a
person who is not an officer, manager, or employee of the retail
mercantile establishment to any information contained in an
application for a shoppers club membership or information concerning
purchases of merchandise with the shoppers club card without the
consent of the applicant or member.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the
Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that it
is an unlawful practice under the Act for any person who is an
officer, manager or employee of a merchant to knowingly disclose to a
person other than the merchant's officers, managers, employees,
vendors, agents or consultants either (i) the identity of an applicant
to, or member of, the merchant's shoppers club or (ii) the identity of
a shopper club member's actual purchases of merchandise, unless the
applicant or member consents to the disclosure. Provides that an
applicant's or member's consent is presumed if the applicant or member
is given the written opportunity to retain the non-disclosure rights
provided for in this Section but fails to so affirmatively direct.
Provides that there is no private cause of action for a violation of
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0348
Last action date: 99-07-29
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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