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 Bill Status of HB4599  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS

House Sponsors
Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. - Carol Ammons, Barbara Hernandez, Will Guzzardi and Robyn Gabel

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Freedom to Subscribe Directly Act. Provides that a provider of a digital application distribution platform for which cumulative downloads of software applications from the digital application distribution platform to Illinois users exceed 1,000,000 downloads in the previous or current calendar year may not: (i) require a software application developer that is domiciled in the State to use a particular in-application payment system as the exclusive mode of accepting payments from a user for software application downloads or digital purchases; (ii) require use of a particular in-application payment system for accepting payments from Illinois users to download a software application or purchase a digital or physical copy; or (iii) retaliate against a developer that is domiciled in the State or an Illinois user for using an in-application payment system or digital application distribution platform that is not owned by, operated by, or affiliated with the provider. Exempts special-purpose digital application distribution platforms from the Act. Provides that the Attorney General may receive complaints and investigate violations of the Act. Provides that any person aggrieved by a violation of the Act may commence a civil action. Defines terms.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/18/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  1/21/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/21/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/21/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  1/24/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/1/2022HouseAssigned to Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT Committee
  2/2/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  2/2/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT Committee
  2/18/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/24/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons

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