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Public Act 093-1016




Public Act 093-1016
SB2858 Enrolled LRB093 17936 WGH 43619 b

    AN ACT concerning business transactions.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2QQ as follows:
    (815 ILCS 505/2QQ new)
    Sec. 2QQ. Internet service; cancellation.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Internet service provider" means a person who provides a
service that combines computer processing, information
storage, protocol conversion, and routing with transmission to
enable a consumer to access Internet content and services.
    (b) This Section applies only to agreements under which an
Internet service provider provides service to consumers, for
home and personal use, for a one-year term that is
automatically renewed for another one-year term unless a
consumer cancels the service.
    (c) An Internet service provider must give a consumer who
is an Illinois resident the following: (1) a secure method at
the Internet service provider's web site that the consumer may
use to cancel the service, which method shall not require the
consumer to make a telephone call or send U.S. Postal Service
mail to effectuate the cancellation; and (2) instructions that
the consumer may follow to cancel the service at the Internet
service provider's web site.
    (d) A person who violates this Section commits an unlawful
practice within the meaning of this Act.

Effective Date: 1/1/2005