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 Bill Status of HB5519  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  IMMIGRANT TENANT PROTECTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Theresa Mah - Elizabeth Hernandez - Emanuel Chris Welch - Juliana Stratton, Cynthia Soto, Fred Crespo, Silvana Tabares, Anna Moeller, Linda Chapa LaVia, La Shawn K. Ford, Ann M. Williams and Will Guzzardi

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/27/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
735 ILCS 5/9-106.3 new
765 ILCS 745/16from Ch. 80, par. 216


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Defines terms. Provides that, with exceptions, a landlord shall not require disclosure of, disclose, intimidate, harass, or evict a tenant on the basis of a person's immigration or citizenship status. Provides that an oral or written warning notice or explanation, given in good faith, regarding the applicable rental agreement, rules, regulations, lease, or law is not a violation of the Act. Provides that the Act does not enlarge or diminish a landlord's right to terminate a tenancy pursuant to existing State or local law; nor does the Act enlarge or diminish any ability of local government to regulate or enforce a prohibition against a landlord's harassment of a tenant. Provides that waiver of a right under the Act by a tenant, occupant, or person known to the landlord to be associated with a tenant or occupant is void as a matter of public policy. Provides remedies. Provides that an action for injunctive relief may be brought by a nonprofit organization. Provides that in a civil action involving a tenant's or occupant's housing rights, no inquiry shall be permitted into the tenant's or occupant's immigration or citizenship status, with exceptions. Contains a severability clause. Amends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that it is an affirmative defense to an eviction that a landlord engaged in conduct prohibited under the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Amends the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act. Provides that an eviction order may not be entered against a tenant as a reprisal for a tenant's efforts to secure remedies under the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/28/2018HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/10/2018HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/10/2018HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Judiciary - Civil Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/10/2018HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  4/10/2018HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/10/2018HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/12/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 007-004-000
  4/13/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/27/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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