Bill Status of SB2638  93rd General Assembly

Short Description:  COMPUTER LEMON ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
815 ILCS 505/2Zfrom Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Computer Lemon Act. Establishes rights for purchasers of defective computers and specified related devices in the case of ineffective repairs under warranty, failure of a manufacturer to take timely action regarding repairs, or repeated malfunctions or defects. Requires manufacturers to provide specified notices and keep specified records. Provides that a purchaser may bring a civil action against a manufacturer that violates the Act and recover damages, attorney's fees, costs, and expert expenses. Provides that a knowing violation of the Act constitutes an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, and amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act accordingly.

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2004SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  2/4/2004SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  2/18/2004SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/26/2004SenateHeld in Judiciary
  2/27/2004SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die