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 Bill Status of HB4205  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CONSUMER FRAUD-GIFT CERT FEES

House Sponsors
Rep. Jack D. Franks - Michael Tryon - Sidney H. Mathias - Eddie Washington, Brandon W. Phelps, Linda Chapa LaVia, Edward J. Acevedo, Harry R. Ramey, Jr., Susana A Mendoza, Karen A. Yarbrough, Michelle Chavez, Maria Antonia Berrios, Charles E. Jefferson, John D'Amico, Joseph M. Lyons, George Scully, Jr., Mary E. Flowers, Patrick J Verschoore, Sandra M. Pihos, Jack McGuire, Sara Feigenholtz, William Davis, Kenneth Dunkin, Wyvetter H. Younge and Arthur L. Turner

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Terry Link - Edward D. Maloney - Susan Garrett)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
815 ILCS 505/2SS


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that no person shall sell a gift certificate that is subject to an expiration date or a fee. Provides that the face value of a gift certificate may not be reduced in value and the holder of a gift certificate may not be penalized in any way for non-use or untimely redemption of the gift certificate. Deletes language requiring that a gift certificate subject to a fee or expiration date contain a statement clearly and conspicuously printed on the gift certificate stating the expiration date or whether there is a fee. Makes other changes.

 Judicial Note (Admin. Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the state.

 Fiscal Note (Office of the Attorney General)
 No fiscal impact.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the original bill with the following changes. In the provision prohibiting the sale of gift certificates that are subject to an expiration date or a fee, provides that the prohibition applies to sales of gift certificates on or after January 1, 2007 and that it prohibits the sale of those gift certificates that have an expiration date or a post-purchase (instead of only purchase) fee. Restores language allowing a fee on a gift certificate purchased prior to January 1, 2007. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/17/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/4/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/4/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/5/2006HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  1/11/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Tryon
  1/12/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/18/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  1/24/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  1/24/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  1/24/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  1/24/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  1/24/2006HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Consumer Protection Committee; 011-000-001
  1/24/2006HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  1/25/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  1/26/2006HouseJudicial Note Filed
  1/30/2006HouseFiscal Note Filed
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  2/7/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Chavez
  2/7/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  2/7/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  2/8/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  2/8/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  2/14/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Consumer Protection Committee
  2/14/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Consumer Protection Committee; 013-000-000
  2/16/2006HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  2/16/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. George Scully, Jr.
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  2/21/2006HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  2/22/2006SenateArrive in Senate
  2/22/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  2/22/2006SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  2/22/2006SenateFirst Reading
  2/22/2006SenateReferred to Rules
  2/22/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  3/1/2006SenateAssigned to Commerce & Economic Development
  3/16/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Susan Garrett
  3/25/2006SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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