MCAULIFFE AND OSTERMAN.
FAX & E-MAIL SOLICITATION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Facsimile and Electronic Mail Commercial Solicitation
Act and amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices
Act. Prohibits a person or entity conducting business in this State
from sending a fax or e-mail consisting of unsolicited advertising
material unless it includes a toll-free telephone number or address
that may be used to notify the sender not to send further unsolicited
advertising by fax or e-mail, and prohibits sending such a fax or
e-mail to a person after receiving such a notice from the person. In
the case of e-mail, applies when the unsolicited e-mail is delivered
to an Illinois resident via an electronic mail service provider's
service or equipment located in this State. Requires the subject line
of an unsolicited advertising e-mail message to include "ADV:" as the
first 4 characters (or "ADV:ADLT" as the first 8 characters if it
concerns goods or services that may only be viewed, purchased, rented,
leased, or held in possession by those 18 years of age and older).
Provides that the new provisions are inoperative on and after the date
that federal law is enacted that prohibits or otherwise regulates the
transmission of unsolicited advertising by e-mail. Provides that
violation is a Class C misdemeanor and constitutes an unlawful
practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE (Housing Development Authority)
There would be no fiscal effect on a single-family residence.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
There would be no fiscal impact or impact on the corrections
population from HB 5580.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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