Public Act 096-0047
HB0617 Enrolled LRB096 04804 KTG 14868 b

    AN ACT concerning business.
    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 changing and renumbering Section
2AAA, as added by Public Act 95-765, as follows:
    (815 ILCS 505/2CCC)
    Sec. 2CCC 2AAA. Internet game gaming service provider;
    (a) As used in this Section:
        "Internet game gaming service provider" means a person
    who provides a web site that includes information,
    software, data, text, photographs, graphics, sound, or
    video that may be accessed by a consumer on a paid
    subscription basis for a fee for the purpose of the
    consumer playing a single player or multiplayer game
    through the Internet or that may be downloaded for the
    consumer to play on his or her computer outside of the
    Internet. "Internet game gaming service provider" does not
    include online gambling or other gaming where a consumer
    can enter to win money.
    (b) This Section applies only to agreements under which an
Internet game gaming service provider provides service to
consumers, for home and personal use, for a stated term that is
automatically renewed for another term unless the consumer
cancels the service.
    (c) An Internet game gaming service provider must give a
consumer who is an Illinois resident a disclosure of the
methods the consumer may use to cancel the service. One of the
methods of cancellation must provide for online cancellation of
the service via email, chat, instant messaging, web-based
forms, or any other means of communicating information over a
computer network the following: (1) a secure method at the
Internet gaming 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 gaming service provider's web site.
    (d) This Section does not apply to any entity that merely
provides the host platform on the web site to the Internet game
gaming service provider.
    (e) A person who violates this Section commits an unlawful
practice within the meaning of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-765, eff. 1-1-09; revised 9-25-08.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/17/2009