KLEMM-FITZGERALD AND GARCIA.
AUTO REPAIR DISCLOSURES
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Automotive Repair Act. Requires that automotive
repair facilities disclose certain information concerning estimates
for repair work, warranties, and other matters. Provides procedures
for consumer authorization of repairs. Makes violation of the Act an
unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Replaces the substantive provisions of the bill with similar
provisions except as follows: (1) in definition of "automotive
repair", deletes provisions concerning repair of body panels and
components and other items and excludes transactions involving
purchase of items such as tires and batteries; (2) deletes provisions
concerning return of replaced parts; (3) deletes "failing to comply
with any other requirements under this Act" as an unlawful act or
practice; and (4) authorizes the Attorney General and State's
Attorneys to bring an action for injunctive relief to restrain an
unlawful act or practice.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
815 ILCS 505/2Z
Deletes requirement that an estimate indicate reasons for
required or suggested repairs. Authorizes repairs pursuant to a firm
price quotation when a consumer is unable to deliver a vehicle to a
repair facility during business hours. Authorizes a repair facility
to maintain records in an electronic format. Requires that a facility
maintain copies of estimates for contracted work and all invoices
(rather than copies of signed estimates and all work orders, invoices,
parts purchase orders, appraisals, and schedules of charges).
Replaces the provisions concerning violations of the Automotive Repair
Act; provides that a knowing, persistent practice or pattern of
conduct that violates that Act shall be deemed an unlawful act or
practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices
Act, and gives the Attorney General and State's Attorneys the same
enforcement powers under the Automotive Repair Act as under the
Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Amends the
Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to make a knowing
violation of the Automotive Repair Act an unlawful practice within the
meaning of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Makes other changes.
FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)
SB1039 imposes no additional requirements and does not have a
fiscal impact on units of local gov't.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (DCCA)
SB1039, amended by H-am 1 imposes no additional requirements
and does not have a fiscal impact on units of local gov't.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0426
Last action date: 97-08-15
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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