|HB3363 Engrossed||LRB099 09473 JLS 29681 b|
AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2TTT as follows:
(815 ILCS 505/2TTT new)
Consumer experience statements.
(a) It is an unlawful practice to include in a contract or
proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or
services any provision requiring the consumer to waive his or
her right to make any statement regarding the consumer's
experience with the business.
(b) A provision that violates this Section is
unconscionable and against public policy.
(c) A person who violates this Section is subject to a
civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 for the first violation and
$5,000 for each subsequent violation. Money collected under
this Section shall be deposited into the Attorney General Court
Ordered and Voluntary Compliance Payment Projects Fund.
(d) The penalty provided under this Section is not an
exclusive remedy and does not affect any other relief or remedy
provided by law.
(e) Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to affect