A new law sponsored by Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-60) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act went into effect on June 21, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB2472 on Feb. 13, when Rep. Frances Ann Hurley (D-35) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on April 4, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 8. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on June 21. The law went into effect immediately.
Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB2472.
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Burke
Assigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
To Civil Procedure Subcommittee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Burke
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
Reported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
Recommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 002-001-000
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 009-005-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 074-039-000
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
Do Pass Judiciary; 007-003-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 8, 2019
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
Third Reading - Passed; 040-014-001
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0025
Effective Date June 21, 2019