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 Bill Status of SB3479  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  CONSUMER FRAUD-VETERANS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mike Porfirio - Michael E. Hastings - Craig Wilcox - Julie A. Morrison, Sally J. Turner, Michael W. Halpin, Jil Tracy, Mary Edly-Allen, Christopher Belt, Meg Loughran Cappel, Adriane Johnson, Laura Ellman and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

House Sponsors
(Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/10/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
815 ILCS 505/2YYY


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends provisions of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act concerning deceptive practices targeting veterans and military members. Changes the definition of "veteran or military benefits services" to any services offered or provided to a veteran, military member, or family member who is entitled to receive benefits under federal, State, or local law, policy, or practice as a result of, at least in part, qualifying military service. Such services include assistance, consulting or coaching in the preparation, presentation, or prosecution of claims or other attempts to obtain benefits, increase benefits, or appeal a decision related to obtaining or increasing benefits. Adds a veterans services disclosure to be made by any person providing veteran or military benefits services. Makes it an unlawful practice for any person providing veteran or military benefits services to fail at the outset of the business relationship to clearly provide, both orally and in writing, veterans services disclosures when veteran or military benefits services are provided in exchange for any financial compensation, benefit or thing of value. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mike Porfirio
  2/8/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/8/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  2/20/2024SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/5/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox
  3/6/2024SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/6/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2024
  3/14/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/14/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  3/14/2024SenateSecond Reading
  3/14/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 20, 2024
  3/14/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Halpin
  3/14/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  4/9/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/9/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/9/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/10/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/10/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

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