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 Bill Status of HB1233  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  LANDLORD-REQUIRED LOCK CHANGE

House Sponsors
Rep. Rita Mayfield

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Emil Jones, III )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/22/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0470

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
765 ILCS 705/15 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act. Provides that after a residential dwelling unit has been vacated by a tenant, a landlord must change the locks of the dwelling unit before it is again occupied and must provide a new tenant with a signed disclosure form acknowledging that this requirement has been met. Provides that if a landlord has not changed the locks, as required, and a theft occurs that is attributable to the landlord's failure to meet that requirement, the landlord is liable for any damages that the tenant incurs as a result of that failure.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act. Provides that a lessor of a dwelling unit shall change or rekey the immediate access to the dwelling unit every time a unit has been vacated. Provides that the failure of a lessor to change or rekey the access as required renders the lessor liable for damage due to theft attributable to not changing or rekeying the access. Effective January 1, 2012.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Further amends the Landlord Tenant Act. Provides that these provisions do not apply to an apartment rental in an apartment building with 4 units or less when one of the units is occupied by the owner or to the rental of a room in a private home that is owner-occupied.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Further amends the Landlord and Tenant Act. Provides that the changes concerning changing or rekeying a dwelling unit lock only apply in counties having a population of more than 3,000,000.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/8/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2011HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/9/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 010-001-000
  3/9/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/15/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/17/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/17/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-005-000
  3/31/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/31/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 6, 2011
  4/4/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/7/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/7/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/5/2011SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  5/5/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 007-000-000
  5/25/2011SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/25/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; E. Jones, III
  5/25/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/25/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/26/2011HouseArrived in House
  5/26/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/26/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/26/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/29/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 101-011-000
  5/29/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/22/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/22/2011HouseEffective Date January 1, 2012
  8/22/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0470

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