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Public Act 91-0761
SB1875 Enrolled LRB9112445ACtm
AN ACT to amend the Telephone Solicitations Act.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Telephone Solicitations Act is amended by
changing Section 25 as follows:
(815 ILCS 413/25)
Sec. 25. Violations.
(a) It is a violation of this Act to make or cause to be
made telephone calls to any emergency telephone number as
defined in Section 5 of this Act. It is a violation of this
Act to make or cause to be made telephone calls in a manner
that does not comply with Section 15.
(b) It is a violation of this Act to continue with a
solicitation placed by a live operator without the consent of
the called party.
(c) It is an unlawful act or practice and a violation of
this Act for any person engaged in telephone solicitation to
obtain or submit for payment a check, draft, or other form of
negotiable paper drawn on a person's checking, savings, or
other account or on a bond without the person's express
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(c) Enforcement by customer. Any customer injured by
a violation of this Act may bring an action for the recovery
of damages. Judgment may be entered for 3 times the amount at
which the actual damages are assessed, plus costs and
reasonable attorney fees.
(e) (d) Enforcement by Attorney General. Violation of
any of the provisions of this Act is an unlawful practice
under Section 2Z of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act. All remedies, penalties, and authority granted
to the Attorney General by that Act shall be available to him
for the enforcement of this Act. In any action brought by the
Attorney General to enforce this Act, the court may order
that persons who incurred actual damages be awarded the
amount at which actual damages are assessed.
(Source: P.A. 91-182, eff. 1-1-00.)