Bill Status of SB1979  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  CONSUMER FRAUD-NO CASH PAYMNTS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Omar Aquino, Willie Preston, Karina Villa, Mike Simmons and Michael W. Halpin

House Sponsors
(Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. - Will Guzzardi, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Sue Scherer, Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez, Theresa Mah and Marcus C. Evans, Jr.)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/31/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
815 ILCS 505/BBBB new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that any person engaged in the business of selling or offering to sell goods or services at retail to the public with an individual accepting in-person payments at a physical location shall not: (1) refuse to accept cash as a form of payment for sales of less than $2,000 made at the physical location; (2) post a sign on the premises stating that cash payment is not accepted; or (3) charge a higher price to customers paying with cash compared to the price charged to customers not paying with cash. Provides for specified exceptions. Provides that any person who violates the provisions commits an unlawful practice within the meaning of the Act. Effective January 1, 2024.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
815 ILCS 505/BBBB new
Adds reference to:
815 ILCS 505/2BBBB new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that a retail mercantile establishment selling or offering to sell goods or services to the public that employs an individual to accept in-person payments at a physical location shall not: (1) refuse to accept cash as a form of payment for sales of less than $750 made at such physical location; (2) post a sign on the premises stating that cash payment is not accepted; or (3) charge a higher price to customers paying with cash compared to the price charged to customers not paying with cash. Provides for exceptions to this requirement. Provides that the provisions do not require a person to accept any bills larger than $20 bills as payment for goods or services. Preempts home rule. Provides that a violation of the provisions is a business offense and provides for fines. Effective January 1, 2024.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in Senate Bill 1979; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Fiscal Note (Office of the Treasurer)
 SB 1979 would require retail mercantile establishments to accept cash as a form of payment. The Treasurerís Office estimates no fiscal impact from this bill.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 SB 1979, as engrossed, would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Pension Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 SB 1979, as engrossed, will have no fiscal impact upon any public pension fund or retirement system in the State of Illinois.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence and will not impact the cost of housing development in the state of Illinois.

 Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 The legislation will not increase or decrease the number of judges needed in the state of Illinois.

 Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
 Please be advised that the Balanced Budget Note Act does not apply to Senate Bill 1979 as it is not a supplemental appropriation that increases or decreases appropriations. Under the Act, a balanced budget note must be prepared only for bills that change a general funds appropriation for the fiscal year in which the new bill is enacted.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  2/9/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/21/2023SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/8/2023SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/8/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 9, 2023
  3/24/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/24/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/28/2023SenateSecond Reading
  3/28/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2023
  3/28/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/29/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 006-003-000
  3/30/2023SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/30/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Aquino
  3/30/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/30/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-016-000
  3/30/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
  3/30/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  3/30/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  3/31/2023HouseArrived in House
  3/31/2023HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  4/4/2023HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  4/11/2023HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2023HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  4/25/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/25/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/25/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/25/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
  4/25/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/25/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/25/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 006-003-000
  4/26/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2023HouseBalanced Budget Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseCorrectional Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseHome Rule Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseJudicial Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HousePension Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseRacial Impact Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseState Debt Impact Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Ryan Spain
  5/10/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2023HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/11/2023HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  5/11/2023HouseFiscal Note Filed
  5/11/2023HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  5/12/2023HousePension Note Filed
  5/12/2023HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  5/12/2023HouseJudicial Note Filed
  5/12/2023HouseBalanced Budget Note Filed
  5/12/2023HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 19, 2023
  5/19/2023HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2023
  5/31/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  7/12/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Halpin