(765 ILCS 615/20)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2022)
    Sec. 20. Office of the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson.
    (a) There is created in the Division of Real Estate within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, under the supervision and control of the Secretary, the Office of the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson.
    (b) The Department shall name an Ombudsperson and other persons as necessary to discharge the requirements of this Act. The Ombudsperson shall have the powers delegated to him or her by the Department, in addition to the powers set forth in this Act.
    (c) Neither the Ombudsperson nor the Department shall have any authority to consider matters that may constitute grounds for charges or complaints under the Illinois Human Rights Act or that are properly brought before the Department of Human Rights or the Illinois Human Rights Commission, before a comparable department or body established by a county, municipality, or township pursuant to an ordinance prohibiting discrimination and established for the purpose of investigating and adjudicating charges or complaints of discrimination under the ordinance, or before a federal agency or commission that administers and enforces federal anti-discrimination laws and investigates and adjudicates charges or complaints of discrimination under such laws.
    (d) Information and advice provided by the Ombudsperson has no binding legal effect and is not subject to the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1135, eff. 1-1-17 (See Section 20 of P.A. 99-776 for effective date of P.A. 98-1135); 99-776, eff. 8-12-16.)