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 Bill Status of HB4123  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robert Rita - Jack D. Franks - Lou Lang

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
815 ILCS 505/2Zfrom Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z
815 ILCS 505/10afrom Ch. 121 1/2, par. 270a

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Motor Fuel Price Fairness Act. Provides that, if the Governor determines that there is a critical shortage of motor fuel in the State, then the Governor may, by executive order, declare a motor fuel emergency for that portion of the State that is affected by the shortage. Provides that, upon a declaration of a motor fuel emergency by the Governor, it is unlawful for any person to sell or offer to sell motor fuel at retail at an unconscionable price within the area for which the state of motor fuel emergency is declared. Provides that it is prima facie evidence that a price is unconscionable if: (1) the amount charged represents a gross disparity between the price at which the motor fuel was readily obtainable within the retailer's trade area during the 30 days immediately before the declaration of the motor fuel emergency; and (2) the increase in the amount charged is not attributable to cost factors to the retailer, including replacement costs, taxes, and transportation costs incurred by the retailer. Provides that a violation of this Act constitutes a violation of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, but nothing in this Act creates a private cause of action in favor of any person damaged by a violation of this Act. Preempts home rule. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to make corresponding changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  10/13/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert Rita
  10/19/2005HouseFirst Reading
  10/19/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  11/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/26/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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