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1     AN ACT concerning business.
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 2III as follows:
6     (815 ILCS 505/2III new)
7     Sec. 2III. Enrollment of consumer in merchandise "club" or
8 group. If a consumer purchases merchandise, it is an unlawful
9 practice under this Act for the seller of the merchandise to
10 enroll the consumer in a "club" or group whereby the consumer
11 will periodically receive from the seller or another person
12 shipments of similar merchandise not ordered or otherwise
13 expressly requested by the consumer, unless the consumer
14 expressly agrees in writing to be enrolled in the "club" or
15 group and receive such periodic shipments of merchandise.
16     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17 becoming law.