Full Text of HB3486 101st General Assembly
HB3486 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
30 ILCS 805/8.43 new
Creates the Electronic Proof of Purchase Act. Provides that on and
after January 1, 2022, a proof of purchase for the retail sale of food,
alcohol, or other tangible personal property or for the provision of
services provided to a consumer by a business shall be provided only in
electronic form, unless the consumer requests that the proof of purchase be
provided in paper form. Provides that the first and second violations of
the Act shall result in a notice of violation, and any subsequent violation
shall be punishable by a fine of $25 for each day the business is in
violation, but not to exceed $300 annually. Provides that small businesses
are exempt from the Act's provisions. Provides legislative findings. Amends
the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Electronic Proof of Purchase Act.
The General Assembly finds:
(a) The report titled "Skip the Slip: Environmental Costs &
Human Health Risks of Paper Receipts with Proposed Solutions"
from Green America found that 10 million trees and 21 billion
gallons of water in America are used to create proof of
(b) Receipts generate 686 million pounds of waste and 12
billion pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of one million
cars on the road, and most paper receipts contain chemicals
that would contaminate other recyclable paper materials.
(c) The Green America report also found that 93% of paper
receipts are coated with Bisphenol-A (BPA) or Bisphenol-S (BPS)
chemicals, which the United States Food and Drug Administration
has banned from baby bottles because those chemicals are known
to disrupt hormones and cause cancerous tumors, birth defects,
and other developmental issues.
(d) The BPA or BPS on receipts can enter people's bodies
simply through touch, which poses a major risk to retail
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workers, who have 30% more BPA or BPS found in their bodies
than others who do not have regular contact with receipts.
(e) Data from Square, a company that provides mobile
payment services, shows that their sellers send over 10 million
digital receipts each month.
(f) Prohibiting businesses from providing paper receipts
except upon request would have significant positive
environmental and public health effects.
In this Act:
"Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency.
"Consumer" means a person who purchases food, alcohol,
other tangible personal property, or services and does not
offer them for resale.
"Electronic form" includes, but is not limited to, a form
sent through email or text message.
"Enforcement officer" means the Director, or agents or
environmental health specialists appointed by the Agency, and
all local health officers, directors of environmental health,
and their duly authorized registered environmental health
specialists and environmental health specialist trainees.
"Small business" has the meaning given in Section 1-75 of
the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
Electronic proof of purchase; exemption.
(a) On and after January 1, 2022, a proof of purchase for
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the retail sale of food, alcohol, or other tangible personal
property or for the provision of services provided to a
consumer by a business shall be provided only in electronic
form, unless the consumer requests that the proof of purchase
be provided in paper form.
(b) This Act shall be enforced by an enforcement officer.
The first and second violations of subsection (a) shall result
in a notice of violation, and any subsequent violation shall be
punishable by a fine of $25 for each day the business is in
violation, but not to exceed $300 annually.
(c) Small businesses are exempt from the provisions of this
The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.43 as follows:
(30 ILCS 805/8.43 new)
Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
the 101st General Assembly.