102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Provides that a seller must give notice to consumers when the seller
imposes a surcharge on credit card transactions. Limits the surcharge to
1% of the transaction cost or the cost of the processing the credit card
transaction, whichever is less. Prohibits surcharges in connection with
debit card transactions. Applies to in person, online, and telephone
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2WWW as follows:
(815 ILCS 505/2WWW new)
Credit card surcharge; notice requirements.
(a) No person, firm, partnership, association, or
corporation engaged in a sales transaction may impose a
surcharge or fee for use of a credit card as payment for the
sale of goods or services unless such seller complies with the
requirements of this Section.
(b) Displayed prices, including, but not limited to,
advertisements, shall display the total price charged to
consumers using a credit card or, if the seller elects,
display 2 prices, one of which is the price charged to
consumers using a credit card and the other is the price
charged to consumers using an accepted form of payment other
than a credit card.
(c) A notice shall be posted that explains the imposition
of the surcharge or fee, the amount of the surcharge or fee and
which credit cards are subject to the surcharge or fee. The
notice shall be legible and posted at the point of entry and