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 Bill Status of HB3865  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  VET AFF-SERVICES DISCLOSURE

House Sponsors
Rep. Mark L. Walker - Lance Yednock - Carol Ammons, Joyce Mason, Daniel Swanson, Randy E. Frese, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Michael Halpin, Dave Vella, Andrew S. Chesney and Debbie Meyers-Martin

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael E. Hastings - Patricia Van Pelt)

Hearings
Veterans Affairs Hearing May 18 2021 4:00PM www.ilga.gov Virtual Room 1 Springfield, IL


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/2from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 67
20 ILCS 2805/39 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Provides that a person or company advertising veterans' benefits appeal services must conspicuously disclose in the advertisement that such services are also offered at no cost by county veterans service officers. Provides that a person who provides veterans' benefits services in exchange for compensation shall (i) provide a written disclosure statement to each client or prospective client and (ii) obtain the client's signature on a written disclosure statement containing an attestation by the client that the client has read and understands the written disclosure statement. Directs the Department of Veterans' Affairs to investigate alleged violations and to submit the results of any investigation to the Office of the Attorney General if the Department concludes that a violation has occurred. Provides that if, upon review, the Attorney General decides to file a complaint, the Attorney General must do so within 90 days of receiving the results of the Department's investigation. Imposes a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each violation of the amendatory Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 2805/2
20 ILCS 2805/39 new
Adds reference to:
815 ILCS 505/2WWW new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Requires persons providing veteran or military benefit services to make disclosures that the benefits are available without charge. Provides that it is an unlawful practice under that Act to fail to make the required disclosure, fail to comply with fiduciary responsibilities under federal law, and to charge fees in violation of federal law.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mark L. Walker
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/22/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
  3/23/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 006-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 006-000-000
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Randy E. Frese
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/21/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs
  5/14/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt

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