91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0085
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CONSUMER FRAUD SHOPPER CLUBS                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business  Practices  Act.      
   Makes  it an unlawful practice for an officer, manager, or employee of      
   a retail mercantile establishment to sell, give, or permit access by a      
   person who is not an officer,  manager,  or  employee  of  the  retail      
   mercantile   establishment   to   any   information  contained  in  an      
   application for a shoppers club membership or  information  concerning      
   purchases  of  merchandise  with  the  shoppers  club card without the      
   consent of the applicant or member.                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Deletes  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.   Amends   the      
   Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.  Provides that it      
   is  an  unlawful  practice  under  the  Act  for  any person who is an      
   officer, manager or employee of a merchant to knowingly disclose to  a      
   person  other  than  the  merchant's  officers,  managers,  employees,      
   vendors, agents or consultants either (i) the identity of an applicant      
   to, or member of, the merchant's shoppers club or (ii) the identity of      
   a  shopper  club  member's actual purchases of merchandise, unless the      
   applicant or member consents  to  the  disclosure.  Provides  that  an      
   applicant's or member's consent is presumed if the applicant or member      
   is  given  the written opportunity to retain the non-disclosure rights      
   provided for in this Section but fails  to  so  affirmatively  direct.      
   Provides  that  there is no private cause of action for a violation of      
   these provisions.                                                           
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0348

   Last action date: 99-07-29

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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