91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0485
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CHILDREN'S PRODUCT SAFETY ACT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates  the  Children's  Product  Safety   Act.    Prohibits   a      
   commercial  user from remanufacturing, selling, leasing, or placing in      
   the stream of commerce a crib or  other  children's  product  that  is      
   unsafe.  Provides that a children's product is unsafe when it does not      
   conform  to  certain  requirements  or  when  it  has  been  recalled.      
   Provides  for  criminal  penalties,  civil  remedies,  and exemptions.      
   Amends the Child Care Act of 1969.  Prohibits a  child  care  facility      
   from  using  or  having  on  the  premises  of the facility any unsafe      
   children's product, except as specified.  Provides  that  a  violation      
   constitutes grounds for revocation or refusal of a child care facility      
   license.  Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services      
   shall  ensure  that  each  child care facility becomes informed, on an      
   ongoing basis, of unsafe children's products to enable each child care      
   facility to effectively inspect children's products  and  specifically      
   identify  unsafe  children's  products,  and that the Department shall      
   adopt rules to carry out the new provisions.                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Inserts  similar  provisions,  with  changes      
   concerning:  criteria  for  determining  whether  a product is safe or      
   unsafe; retrofitting of products; and exceptions to the Act.                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
        Makes changes concerning: the criteria under which  a  children's      
   product  is deemed to be unsafe, criteria for allowing retrofitting of      
   an unsafe children's product, and retrofits that are exempt  from  the      
   new  Act.   Deletes language authorizing private civil actions against      
   commercial users  who  violate  the  new  Act,  and  inserts  language      
   authorizing  the  Attorney  General  or a State's Attorney to bring an      
   action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois  to  enforce      
   the new Act.                                                                
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0413

   Last action date: 99-08-06

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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