Synopsis As Introduced Provides that the bill may be referred to as the Illinois Patriot Plan. Creates the Military Personnel Cellular Phone Contract Termination Act; provides that any member of the armed services or reserve forces of the United States or member of the Illinois National Guard (a "service member") who is deployed on active duty, or the spouse of that service member, may terminate, without penalty, a cellular phone contract that meets specified requirements. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois; provides that the Department may enter into a contract to purchase bulk long distance telephone services and make them available at cost, or may make bulk long distance telephone services available at cost under any existing contract the Department has entered into, to members of the immediate family of service members deployed on active duty so that those family members can communicate with the person so deployed. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code; provides that an individual life insurance policy insuring the life of a service member shall not lapse or be forfeited for the nonpayment of premiums during the service member's period of military service or during the 2-year period subsequent to the end of the service member's period of military service. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code and the Public Utilities Act; provides that no municipal or public utility company or electric cooperative shall stop gas or electricity from entering the residential premises of any residential consumer who is a service member deployed on active duty for nonpayment for gas or electricity supplied to the residential premises. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure; provides that in an action for possession of residential premises of a tenant or mobile home park resident who is a service member deployed on active duty or of any member of the tenant's or resident's immediate family, the court may stay the proceedings for a period of 90 days or adjust the rental obligation to preserve the parties' interests. Amends the Interest Act; provides that no creditor in connection with an obligation entered into on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act shall charge or collect from a service member who is deployed on active duty, or the spouse of that service member, interest or finance charges exceeding 6% per annum during the period that the member is deployed on active duty. Amends the Motor Vehicle Leasing Act; provides that any service member who is deployed on active duty for a period of not less than 180 days, or the spouse of that service member, may terminate any motor vehicle lease that meets certain specified requirements. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions substantially similar to those of Senate Bill 2060, but with changes that include the following: (1) provides that in order to be eligible for the various protections included in the bill, a service member must provide a copy of the military or gubernatorial orders calling the service member to active duty or further extending the service member's period of active duty; (2) in the provisions amending the Illinois Municipal Code and the Public Utilities Act, prohibits a municipality, utility company, or electric cooperative from stopping gas or electricity from entering the residential premises of which a service member was a primary occupant immediately before the service member was deployed on active duty (instead of the residential premises of any residential consumer who is a service member deployed on active duty); and (3) limits the applicability of the provisions amending the Interest Act to obligations entered into on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act but prior to the service member's deployment on active duty (instead of only obligations entered into on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act). Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 In provisions amending the Code of Civil Procedure with respect to an action for possession, deletes a provision that the amendatory changes do not apply to landlords or mobile home park operators operating less than 4 residential premises. In provisions amending the Interest Act, (1) adds a reference to the amendatory provisions concerning limitations on interest rates in the case of military personnel and (2) makes the limitation on interest rates for military personnel subject to the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.