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Full Text of HB3865  102nd General Assembly

HB3865ham001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Mark L. Walker

Filed: 4/13/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3865

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3865 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
5Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2WWW as follows:
 
6    (815 ILCS 505/2WWW new)
7    Sec. 2WWW. Deceptive practices targeting veterans and
8military members.
9    (a) As used in this Section:
10    "Veteran or military benefits services" means any services
11offered or provided to a veteran, military member, or family
12member who is entitled to receive benefits under federal,
13State, or local law, policy, or practice as a result of, at
14least in part, qualifying military service. Such services
15include assistance in obtaining benefits, increasing benefits,
16or appealing a decision related to obtaining or increasing

 

 

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1benefits.
2    "Veteran's services disclosure" means providing, in upper
3case type in size at least as large as the type size of the
4written communication or by voice-over, the following
5statement: "VETERAN AND MILITARY BENEFITS SERVICES ARE
6AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICERS,
7THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND FEDERALLY
8CHARTERED VETERAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS. TO LEARN MORE,
9CONTACT THESE ORGANIZATIONS OR THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S
10OFFICE AT 1-800-382-3000.".
11    (b) It is an unlawful practice within the meaning of this
12Act for any person providing veteran or military benefits
13services to:
14        (1) Fail in any advertising to conspicuously disclose
15    a veteran's services disclosure when veteran or military
16    benefits services are provided in exchange for a benefit
17    or thing of value.
18        (2) Fail to obtain, or to obtain a pending application
19    for, all veteran or military benefits services
20    qualifications, certifications, and accreditations
21    required under State or federal law.
22        (3) Fail, when acting as a fiduciary for a veteran
23    receiving benefits, to meet the responsibilities of
24    fiduciaries under 38 CFR 13.140.
25        (4) Fail, when providing representation before the
26    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, to meet the

 

 

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1    standards of conduct under 38 CFR 14.632.
2        (5) Charge fees or expenses in violation of 38 CFR
3    14.636 or 14.637.".