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Public Act 094-0999




Public Act 094-0999
HB4719 Enrolled LRB094 17251 LCT 52541 b

    AN ACT concerning business.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business
Practices Act is amended by adding Section 2XX as follows:
    (815 ILCS 505/2XX new)
    Sec. 2XX. Work-at-home solicitations. No person shall
advertise, represent or imply that any person can earn money
working at home by stuffing envelopes, addressing envelopes,
mailing circulars, clipping newspaper and magazine articles,
assembling products, bill processing, or performing similar
work, unless the person making the advertisement or
        (1) actually pays the advertised wage, salary, set fee,
    or commission to others for performing the represented
        (2) at no time requires the person who will perform the
    represented tasks to purchase instructional booklets,
    brochures, kits, programs, materials, mailing lists,
    directories, memberships in cooperative associations, or
    other similar items or services;
        (3) discloses the legal name under which business is
    conducted and the complete street address from which
    business is actually conducted in all advertising and
    promotional materials, including order blanks and forms;
        (4) discloses in writing to the person who will perform
    the represented tasks an exact description of the work to
    be performed, the amount of any wage, salary, set fee, or
    commission to be paid for the performance of the
    represented tasks, and all terms and conditions for earning
    such wage, salary, set fee, or commission.
    No person shall require an individual to solicit or induce
other individuals to participate in a work-at-home program.
    A person who violates this Section commits an unlawful
practice within the meaning of this Act.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/3/2006