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815 ILCS 505/2BBBB
(815 ILCS 505/2BBBB)
(Text of Section from P.A. 103-270)
Deceptive practices related to limited services pregnancy centers.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Abortion" means the use of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device to terminate the pregnancy of an individual known to be pregnant with an intention other than to increase the probability of a live birth, to preserve the life or health of the child after live birth, or to remove a dead fetus, as defined in Section 1-10 of the Reproductive Health Act.
"Affiliates" has the meaning given to the term "hospital affiliate" as defined in subsection (b) of Section 10.8 of the Hospital Licensing Act.
"Emergency contraception" means one or more prescription drugs (i) used separately or in combination for the purpose of preventing pregnancy, (ii) administered to or self-administered by a patient within a medically recommended amount of time after sexual intercourse, and (iii) dispensed for such purpose in accordance with professional standards of practice.
"Limited services pregnancy center" means an organization or facility, including a mobile facility, that:
(1) does not directly provide abortions or provide or
prescribe emergency contraception, or provide referrals for abortions or emergency contraception, and has no affiliation with any organization or provider who provides abortions or provides or prescribes emergency contraception; and
(2) has a primary purpose to offer or provide
pregnancy-related services to an individual who is or has reason to believe the individual may be pregnant, whether or not a fee is charged for such services.
"Limited services pregnancy center" does not include:
(1) a health care professional licensed by the
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation;
(2) a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing
Act and its affiliates; or
(3) a hospital licensed under the University of
Illinois Hospital Act and its affiliates.
"Limited services pregnancy center" includes an organization or facility that has employees, volunteers, or agents who are health care professionals licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Pregnancy-related services" means any medical service, or health counseling service, related to the prevention, preservation, or termination of pregnancy, including, but not limited to, contraception and contraceptive counseling, pregnancy testing, pregnancy diagnosis, pregnancy options counseling, limited obstetric ultrasound, obstetric ultrasound, obstetric sonogram, sexually transmitted infections testing, and prenatal care.
(b) A limited services pregnancy center shall not engage in unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices, including the use or employment of any deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, or misrepresentation, or the concealment, suppression, or omission of any material fact, with the intent that others rely upon the concealment, suppression, or omission of such material fact:
(1) to interfere with or prevent an individual from
seeking to gain entry or access to a provider of abortion or emergency contraception;
(2) to induce an individual to enter or access the
limited services pregnancy center;
(3) in advertising, soliciting, or otherwise offering
pregnancy-related services; or
(4) in conducting, providing, or performing
(c) A violation of this Section constitutes a violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 103-270, eff. 7-27-23.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 103-482)
Violations of the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act.
Any person who violates the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act commits an unlawful practice within the meaning of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 103-482, eff. 8-4-23.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 103-559)
Sale and marketing of firearms.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Firearm" has the meaning set forth in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act.
"Firearm accessory" means an attachment or device designed or adapted to be inserted into, affixed onto, or used in conjunction with a firearm that is designed, intended, or functions to alter or enhance (i) the firing capabilities of a firearm, frame, or receiver, (ii) the lethality of the firearm, or (iii) a shooter's ability to hold and use a firearm.
"Firearm ammunition" has the meaning set forth in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act.
"Firearm industry member" means a person, firm, corporation, company, partnership, society, joint stock company, or any other entity or association engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution, importation, marketing, wholesale, or retail sale of firearm-related products, including sales by mail, telephone, or Internet or in-person sales.
"Firearm-related product" means a firearm, firearm ammunition, a firearm precursor part, a firearm component, or a firearm accessory that meets any of the following conditions:
(1) the item is sold, made, or distributed in
(2) the item is intended to be sold or distributed
(3) the item is or was possessed in Illinois, and it
was reasonably foreseeable that the item would be possessed in Illinois.
"Straw purchaser" means a person who (i) knowingly purchases or attempts to purchase a firearm-related product with intent to deliver that firearm-related product to another person who is prohibited by federal or State law from possessing a firearm-related product or (ii) intentionally provides false or misleading information on a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives firearms transaction record form to purchase a firearm-related product with the intent to deliver that firearm-related product to another person.
"Unlawful paramilitary or private militia" means a group of armed individuals, organized privately, in violation of the Military Code of Illinois and Section 2 of Article XII of the Illinois Constitution.
(b) It is an unlawful practice within the meaning of this Act for any firearm industry member, through the sale, manufacturing, importing, or marketing of a firearm-related product, to do any of the following:
(1) Knowingly create, maintain, or contribute to a
condition in Illinois that endangers the safety or health of the public by conduct either unlawful in itself or unreasonable under all circumstances, including failing to establish or utilize reasonable controls. Reasonable controls include reasonable procedures, safeguards, and business practices that are designed to:
(A) prevent the sale or distribution of a
firearm-related product to a straw purchaser, a person prohibited by law from possessing a firearm, or a person who the firearm industry member has reasonable cause to believe is at substantial risk of using a firearm-related product to harm themselves or another individual or of possessing or using a firearm-related product unlawfully;
(B) prevent the loss or theft of a
firearm-related product from the firearm industry member; or
(C) comply with all provisions of applicable
local, State, and federal law, and do not otherwise promote the unlawful manufacture, sale, possession, marketing, or use of a firearm-related product.
(2) Advertise, market, or promote a firearm-related
product in a manner that reasonably appears to support, recommend, or encourage individuals to engage in unlawful paramilitary or private militia activity in Illinois, or individuals who are not in the National Guard, United States armed forces reserves, United States armed forces, or any duly authorized military organization to use a firearm-related product for a military-related purpose in Illinois.
(3) Except as otherwise provided, advertise, market,
promote, design, or sell any firearm-related product in a manner that reasonably appears to support, recommend, or encourage persons under 18 years of age to unlawfully purchase or possess or use a firearm-related product in Illinois.
(A) In determining whether the conduct of a
firearm industry member, as described in this paragraph, reasonably appears to support, recommend, or encourage persons under 18 years of age to unlawfully purchase a firearm-related product, a court shall consider the totality of the circumstances, including, but not limited to, whether the marketing, advertising promotion, design, or sale:
(i) uses caricatures that reasonably appear
to be minors or cartoon characters;
(ii) offers brand name merchandise for
minors, including, but not limited to, clothing, toys, games, or stuffed animals, that promotes a firearm industry member or firearm-related product;
(iii) offers firearm-related products in
sizes, colors, or designs that are specifically designed to be used by, or appeal to, minors;
(iv) is part of a marketing, advertising, or
promotion campaign designed with the intent to appeal to minors;
(v) uses images or depictions of minors in
advertising or marketing, or promotion materials, to depict the use of firearm-related products; or
(vi) is placed in a publication created for
the purpose of reaching an audience that is predominantly composed of minors and not intended for a more general audience composed of adults.
(B) This paragraph does not apply to
communications or promotional materials regarding lawful recreational activity with a firearm such as, but not limited to, practice shooting at targets on established public or private target ranges or hunting, trapping, or fishing in accordance with the Wildlife Code or the Fish and Aquatic Life Code.
(4) Otherwise engage in unfair methods of competition
or unfair or deceptive acts or practices declared unlawful under Section 2 of this Act.
(c) Paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of subsection (b) are declarative of existing law and shall not be construed as new enactments. The provisions of these paragraphs shall apply to all actions commenced or pending on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly.
(d) The provisions of this Section are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 103-559, eff. 8-14-23.)