Bill Text: IL HB3741 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed

Bill Title: Creates the Bedbug Inspection Act. Requires persons engaged in the business of renting furniture and electronic equipment to inspect the furniture and electronic equipment for bedbugs and other pests before renting to a subsequent customer. Requires that infested furniture or equipment be treated before renting to a subsequent customer. Authorizes an action for damages.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-23 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 007-000-000 [HB3741 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB3741-Engrossed.html

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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 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Bedbug
5Inspection Act.
6 Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
7 "Merchant" means a person who, in the ordinary course of
8business, regularly rents or leases furniture or electronic
9equipment to customers.
10 "Pest" means undesirable insects including, but not
11limited to, bedbugs and roaches.
12 "Rent" means the transfer of possession property or right
13of possession property for consideration.
14 Section 10. Inspection. A merchant must inspect any
15previously rented furniture and equipment before renting the
16furniture or equipment to a subsequent customer.
17 Section 15. Treatment required. If an inspection reveals
18the presence of pests, the merchant must treat the furniture or
19equipment to eradicate the pests before renting the furniture
20or equipment to a subsequent customer.

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1 Section 20. Action for damages. A person who suffers
2damages as a result of a violation this Act may bring an action
3pursuant to Section 10a of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive
4Business Practices Act.