Rep. Bob Morgan

Filed: 2/29/2024





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4629 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
5Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2EEEE as follows:
6    (815 ILCS 505/2EEEE new)
7    Sec. 2EEEE. Hidden and misleading fees prohibited.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "Ancillary good or service" means any additional
10merchandise offered to a consumer as part of the same
12    "Pricing information" means any information relating to an
13amount a consumer may pay as part of a transaction.
14    "Shipping charges" means the fees or charges that
15reasonably reflect the amount to be incurred to send goods to a
16consumer through the mail, including private mail services.



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1    "Total price" means the maximum total of all fees or
2charges a consumer must pay for a good or service and any
3mandatory ancillary good or service. "Total price" does not
4include shipping charges or taxes.
5    (b) It is an unlawful practice within the meaning of this
6Act for a person to:
7        (1) offer, display, or advertise an amount a consumer
8    may pay for merchandise without clearly and conspicuously
9    disclosing the total price;
10        (2) fail, in any offer, display, or advertisement that
11    contains an amount a consumer may pay, to display the
12    total price more prominently than any other pricing
13    information;
14        (3) misrepresent the nature and purpose of any amount
15    a consumer may pay, including the ability to refund the
16    fees and the identity of any merchandise for which fees
17    are charged; or
18        (4) fail to disclose clearly and conspicuously before
19    the consumer consents to pay, the nature and purpose of
20    any amount a consumer may pay that is excluded from the
21    total price, including the ability to refund the fees and
22    the identity of any merchandise for which fees are
23    charged.".