Previous law didnt have a contract length on it. As of January 2019 there is a law that limits gym contracts to 1 year. If I signed a contract before January 2019, does the new law apply to me, or do i have to wait until my current contract is up? Here is the link to the new law: (sec 8). I signed mine in January of 2018

  • Could you post a link to the statutory law? Also, when (month/year) did you sign your current contract? Apr 2 '19 at 19:45
  • You have to wait. Why would you think you may not have to wait, did the deal not go through until this year or something?
    – Putvi
    Apr 2 '19 at 19:51
  • @Putvi depending on how the law is drafted it may affect existing contracts
    – Dale M
    Apr 2 '19 at 20:01
  • @DaleM Not really, they aren't going to undo all old gym contracts. Also, I am from IL and it doesn't undo old contracts.
    – Putvi
    Apr 2 '19 at 20:03
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    @Putvi retroactive legislation is not unconstitutional. Neither, in general is retroactive executive action. For example, if the US imposed sanctions on another country that will make many, many contracts null and void.
    – Dale M
    Apr 2 '19 at 20:31

The version of the statute at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2376&ChapterID=67 does not indicate an effective date, nor does it mention retroactivity. It is probably only applicable to contracts signed or renewed after its effective date, whatever that may be, because retroactive application is usually mentioned explicitly, but one cannot be sure. Civil Laws are made retroactive quite commonly, and are not void or unconstitutional thereby, although the Contract Clause of the Federal constitution does limit retroactive laws to some extent.

  • It lists when it is relevant in the law. As I said, it applies to contracts signed this year.
    – Putvi
    Apr 3 '19 at 21:08

If you signed up in 2018 it does not apply. It only applies to new contracts.

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    source please. A mere assertion without a quote or a link to the new law is of limited value, particularly when your comments imply you haven't actually read the new law. Apr 3 '19 at 1:21
  • I tried to edit the question as I was asked to do, to include a picture of the relevant part of the law.
    – Putvi
    Apr 3 '19 at 21:06
  • @DavidSiegel, I didn't read the whole thing, but I read the section he asked about.
    – Putvi
    Apr 3 '19 at 21:54
  • It is better to include a text quote, or a link. An image in infexible, and usually not as helpful. It is also more trouble to upload. Apr 3 '19 at 21:55
  • I get you, I just wanted to highlight the relevant part.
    – Putvi
    Apr 3 '19 at 21:58

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