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Full Text of HB0451  94th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning business.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
5 Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2VV as follows:
6     (815 ILCS 505/2VV new)
7     Sec. 2VV. Link Cards; discount cards.
8     (a) As used in this Section:
9     "Grocery store" means a store or a department within a
10 general merchandise store that is engaged in the retail sale of
11 packaged food directly to the consumer for off-premises
12 consumption. "Grocery store" does not include a store that is
13 engaged primarily in the sale of food prepared for consumption:
14         (1) on the premises; or
15         (2) after removal from the premises on a "take out"
16     basis.
17     "Discount card" means a card that a grocery store issues
18 without a fee to any consumer upon request that may be
19 presented by the consumer to purchase certain items at a
20 reduced price in the grocery store. "Discount card" does not
21 include a card that is issued only upon payment of a fee.
22     (b) If a grocery store offers a reduced price on an item to
23 consumers who present discount cards, it must also offer the
24 same reduced price on that item to a consumer who does not
25 present a discount card but pays for the item with a Link Card
26 or other access device issued by a government agency to
27 recipients of food stamp benefits or other assistance.
28     (c) A person who violates this Section commits an unlawful
29 practice within the meaning of this Act.
30     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
31 becoming law.