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HB1856 Engrossed                               LRB9103353LDmb

 1        AN ACT to amend the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
 2    Practices Act by adding Section 2JJ.

 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section  5.   The  Consumer  Fraud and Deceptive Business
 6    Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2JJ as follows:

 7        (815 ILCS 505/2JJ new)
 8        Sec. 2JJ.  Gambling advertising.
 9        (a)  It is an unlawful practice for any  person,  whether
10    the  person is in Illinois or not, to send any advertising or
11    solicitation relating to gambling or a gambling establishment
12    to  a  person  in   Illinois   without   including   on   the
13    advertisement or solicitation a statement regarding obtaining
14    assistance with gambling problems and including the toll-free
15    "800"  telephone number maintained by the Department of Human
16    Services under Section 5-20 of the Alcoholism and Other  Drug
17    Abuse and Dependency Act.
18        (b)  Any  person  who  violates  this  Section  shall  be
19    subject  to a civil penalty of $1 per piece of advertising or
20    $1,000, whichever is greater, but not to exceed  $50,000  per
21    day.   Each  day  that  a piece of advertising is received by
22    someone in Illinois without the statement required under this
23    Section constitutes a separate violation.  An action  may  be
24    brought against a person who violates this Section in a court
25    of competent jurisdiction by the Department of Human Services
26    on  its  own  motion  or  pursuant  to  the  complaint of any
27    resident of this State.

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