91st General Assembly
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SAFE AND HYGIENIC BEDDING ACT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Safe and Hygienic Bed Act to be administered and           
   enforced  by  the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Provides that      
   all bedding shall have a label indicating whether it is  made  of  all      
   new  material  or  secondhand  material.   Provides  that each bedding      
   manufacturer, renovator, sanitizer, or seller must register  with  and      
   obtain  a  permit  from  the Department.  Authorizes the Department to      
   conduct inspections of  the  premises  of  any  bedding  manufacturer,      
   renovator, sanitizer, or seller and impose penalties for violations of      
   this  Act.  Authorizes the Department to promulgate rules.  Sets forth      
   the authorized uses of secondhand materials in bedding  manufacturing,      
   repairing, renovating, or rebuilding.  Effective immediately.               
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          815 ILCS 505/2Z                 from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z          
        Deletes everything.  Reinserts similar provisions but removes the      
   preamble, permit provisions, inspection and penalties provisions,  and      
   rules  provisions;  makes  changes to the definitions; and changes the      
   short title to the Safe and Hygienic  Bed  Act.   Establishes  hygiene      
   requirements  for  new  and  used  bedding material and authorizes the      
   Department of Public Health to promulgate rules to implement the  Act.      
   Provides  that a violation of the Act is a business offense punishable      
   by a fine of $10,000 for each day of the violation and is an  unlawful      
   act  or  practice  under  the  Consumer  Fraud  and Deceptive Business      
   Practices Act.  Adds a severability  provision.  Amends  the  Consumer      
   Fraud  and Deceptive Business Practice Act to provide that a violation      
   of the Safe Hygienic Bed Act is a violation  of  this  Act.  Effective      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0164

   Last action date: 99-07-16

           Location: Senate

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


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