|Public Act 096-0350
||LRB096 02930 KTG 12944 b
AN ACT concerning plain language.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act.
The mission of the Illinois Plain
Language Task Force is to conduct a study on, and to propose
legislative measures designed to realize:
(1) the potential benefits of incorporating plain
language in State government documents, statutes, and
contracts into which the State enters; and
(2) how plain language principles might be
incorporated into the statutes governing contracts among
private parties so as to provide additional protections to
Illinois consumers, to reduce litigation between private
parties over the meaning of contractual terms, and to
foster judicial economy.
As used in this Act:
"Plain language" has the same meaning ascribed to it in the
Executive Memorandum of the President of the United States,
mandating that Federal Agencies and Federal Administrative
Rules employ plain language, issued June 1, 1998, namely that