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1    AN ACT concerning veterans.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Service Member Civil Relief Act is
5amended by adding Section 13 as follows:
6    (330 ILCS 63/13 new)
7    Sec. 13. Contract termination.
8    (a) Any person or service member who enters military
9service may, at any time after receiving military orders to
10relocate for a period of service of at least 90 days, terminate
11or suspend any of the following contracts for services:
12        (1) internet services;
13        (2) television and cable services;
14        (3) athletic club or gym memberships; and
15        (4) satellite radio services.
16    (b) Termination or suspension of a contract under this
17Section must be made by delivery of a written or electronic
18notice, along with a copy of the service member's official
19military orders calling him or her to military service, to the
20specified service provider. A termination or suspension under
21this Section is effective on the day notice is given under this
22subsection (b). A service member who terminates or suspends a
23contract for services under this Section, and who is no longer



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1in active military service, may reinstate the provision of
2service upon providing written or electronic notice to the
3service provider that he or she is no longer on active military
5    (c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to conflict
6with the provisions of the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief
7Act, or any other applicable provision of this Act.
8    (d) The provisions of this Section shall only apply to
9contracts entered into on and after the effective date of this
10amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.