Votes: IL HB0617 | 2009-2010 | 96th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends a Section of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act regarding Internet gaming service providers. Changes "Internet gaming service provider" to "Internet game service provider" and makes various changes to the definition of the term. Provides that the Section applies only to agreements under which an Internet game service provider provides consumers access to its service or the games on its site, for home and personal use, on a paid subscription basis for a stated term that is automatically renewed for another term unless the consumer cancels the service (rather than to agreements under which an Internet gaming service provider provides service to consumers, for home and personal use, for a stated term that is automatically renewed for another term unless the consumer cancels the service). Provides that an Internet game service provider must give a consumer who is an Illinois resident instructions for canceling the paid subscription, and that these instructions should be posted on the Internet game service provider's web site (rather than providing that an Internet gaming service provider must give such a consumer a secure method at the provider's web site that the consumer may use to cancel the service, which method shall not require the consumer to make a telephone call or send U.S. Postal Service mail to effectuate the cancellation and instructions that the consumer may follow to cancel the service at the Internet gaming service provider's web site). Adds language providing that the Section does not require an Internet game service provider to adopt a particular method of cancellation. Effective January 1, 2010.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Passed) 2009-07-17 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0047 [HB0617 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

Voting Records

ChamberVoteDateYeaNayNVAbsTotalResultSourceView
SenateThird Reading in Senate2009-05-135103054PassedLinkView


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