LAUZEN-GEO-KARIS-MADIGAN,L AND HALVORSON.
PRIZE & GIFTS-PAYMENTS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Provides that the use of a mailing stating that the recipient of the
mailing may win or may already have won a prize is declared to be an
unlawful practice under the Act unless the sender (1) discloses the
estimated odds of winning and (2) refrains from stating or implying
that the recipient may improve his or her odds of winning by
purchasing certain products.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
815 ILCS 505/2KK new
Adds reference to:
Deletes everything. Creates the Prizes and Gifts Act. Applies
only to a written promotional offer that is either: made to a person
in this State; used to induce a person to come to this State to claim
a prize, attend a sales presentation or meeting, or conduct any
business in this State; or used to induce a person to contact a
promoter, sponsor, salesperson, or agent in this State. Provides that
a sponsor may not require a payment as a condition of awarding a prize
or allowing a person to receive, use, compete for, or obtain
information about a prize. Provides that a written prize notice must
contain specified disclosures. Provides that prizes (or specified
equivalents) shall be given within 30 days after notice is given that
a person has been awarded a prize. Contains exemptions. Authorizes
actions by a consumer, the Attorney General, or a State's Attorney for
violations of the Act.
FISCAL NOTE (Office of Attorney General)
There would be an annual cost of $130,000 in costs associated
with two new Assistant Attorneys General to handle consumer
complaints, follow-up, and filing legal actions when deemed
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Amends the Prizes and Gifts Act. Changes the definition of
"sponsor". Provides that a sponsor shall not represent that a person
has won or unconditionally will win a prize or use language that may
lead a person to believe that he or she has won a prize unless certain
conditions are met. Makes changes concerning enforcement of
violations of the Act by the Attorney General or State's Attorney.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that a sponsor may not represent that a person has won a
prize unless certain conditions are met (now a sponsor may not use
language that may lead a person to believe that he or she has won a
prize unless those conditions are met).
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0436
Last action date: AUG-17-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
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