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Full Text of HB0098  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/14/2021, by Rep. Jonathan Carroll


815 ILCS 505/2WWW new

    Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act. Provides that a person commits an unlawful practice when he or she, in connection with any telecommunications service or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service, knowingly causes any caller identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to deceive, defraud, mislead, harass, cause emotional distress, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Provides exemptions.

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1    AN ACT concerning business.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
5Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2WWW as follows:
6    (815 ILCS 505/2WWW new)
7    Sec. 2WWW. Misleading caller identification.
8    (a) It is an unlawful practice to, in connection with any
9telecommunications service or voice over Internet protocol
10(VoIP) service, knowingly cause any caller identification
11service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller
12identification information with the intent to deceive,
13defraud, mislead, harass, cause emotional distress, or
14wrongfully obtain anything of value.
15    (b) As used in this Section:
16        "Caller identification information" means the name,
17    telephone number, or other identifying data of the person
18    or entity originating a call using a telecommunications
19    service or VoIP service.
20        "Caller identification service" means any service or
21    device designed to provide the user of the service or
22    device with the telephone number of, or other information
23    regarding the origination of, a call made using a



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1    telecommunications service or VoIP service. "Caller
2    identification service" includes automatic number
3    identification services.
4    (c) This Section does not apply to:
5        (1) any blocking of caller identification information;
6        (2) any authorized activity of a municipal, State, or
7    federal law enforcement agency;
8        (3) any authorized activity of a federal intelligence
9    or security agency; or
10        (4) any duly authorized process server that is used in
11    connection with a civil, criminal, administrative, or
12    arbitral proceeding, including the service of process,
13    investigation in anticipation of litigation, the execution
14    or enforcement of judgments, or compliance with the orders
15    of any court.