IL HB5039 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 4-2)
Status: Failed on January 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Creates the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Prevention Act. Provides that it is unlawful to make available a device that makes content accessible on the Internet unless the product contains digital blocking capability that renders obscene material inaccessible. Permits the blocking capability to be deactivated. Provides a remedy if non-obscene material is blocked. Imposes a fee upon devices for which blocking capability is disabled. Permits the collection of opt-in fees for products that make Internet content available. Authorizes the Attorney General or a consumer to seek damages. Provides that fees shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue. Specifies the purposes for which, subject to appropriation, the fees may be used. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to include this Act within the list of Acts subject to the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

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2019-01-08HouseSession Sine Die
2018-04-17HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
2018-04-16HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
2018-04-13HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
2018-04-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
2018-04-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
2018-02-14HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-02-14HouseFirst Reading
2018-02-14HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Wheeler

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