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 Bill Status of SB1666  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  MUNI-CRIME-FREE RENTAL HOUSING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Thomas Cullerton

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.7 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the corporate authorities of a non-home rule municipality may adopt a crime-free rental housing ordinance for the purpose of reducing crime, including drugs and gang-related activities, in residential areas. Provides that the municipality's police department or other municipal employees may administer and enforce the ordinance. Provides that the ordinance may include, but is not limited to: (1) a requirement for a valid residential rental license; (2) a requirement that the owner submit to a public safety and crime prevention inspection and attend a training program or seminar concerning crime prevention; (3) a requirement for leases to include a provision or an addendum that prohibits a tenant, a tenant's family member, or a guest of the tenant from engaging in criminal activity on the property, including providing that the violation of this provision permits a landlord to initiate eviction proceeding; (4) a requirement to conduct background checks on prospective tenants or current tenants before renewing a lease; (5) a requirement to submit to periodic inspections of the rental property; and (6) penalties for violating the ordinance. Provides that the provisions of a crime-free rental housing ordinance may not be waived or modified in a lease or separate agreement. Provides that a crime-free rental housing ordinance does not apply to a facility licensed or inspected by the State or federal government, but that the ordinance does apply to mobile home parks. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Local Government
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  4/7/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
  5/5/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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