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92_HB2083 LRB9206518WHcs 1 AN ACT concerning business transactions. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business 5 Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2P.1 as follows: 6 (815 ILCS 505/2P.1 new) 7 Sec. 2P.1. Telemarketing; free trials. 8 (a) As used in this Section, "telemarketing" means a 9 plan, program, or campaign which is conducted to induce the 10 purchase of goods or services by use of one or more 11 telephones and which involves calls to or from more than one 12 consumer. 13 (b) A person or entity that, by means of a telemarketing 14 plan, program, or campaign, offers free goods or services to 15 an Illinois consumer on a trial basis and assesses a periodic 16 fee or charge for the goods or services after the end of the 17 free trial period, must send to any consumer who accepts the 18 free goods or services a form that the consumer may use to 19 indicate his or her agreement to pay the periodic fee or 20 charge after the end of the free trial period. The person or 21 entity must not assesses any fee or charge for the goods or 22 services after the end of the free trial period if the person 23 or entity does not receive a signed form from the consumer in 24 which the consumer agrees to pay the periodic fee or charge 25 after the end of the free trial period. 26 (c) Violation of this Section constitutes an unlawful 27 practice within the meaning of this Act.
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