|Public Act 093-0881
||LRB093 15217 WGH 40813 b
AN ACT concerning consumer protection.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Public Utilities Act is amended by adding
Section 4-601 as follows:
(220 ILCS 5/4-601 new)
Consumer protection laws.
(a) The General Assembly finds that consumer protection is
vital to the health, safety, and welfare of Illinois consumers.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
Commission and its staff shall:
(1) work cooperatively with law enforcement
authorities, including the Attorney General and State's
Attorneys, in their enforcement of consumer protection
laws, including the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
(2) provide any materials or documents already in the
Commission's possession requested by the
or a State's Attorney pertaining to the
consumer protection laws; any materials or documents that
are proprietary shall not be made public unless the
designation as proprietary has been removed by a court or
legal body of competent jurisdiction, or the agreement of
the parties; and
(3) upon written request, forward any complaints
regarding alleged violations of any consumer protection
law to the Attorney General and the State's Attorney of the
appropriate county or counties.
(c) Subject to subdivision (1) of Section 10b of the
Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, the
Attorney General and the State's Attorney of any county shall
have available all remedies and authority granted to them by