Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Real Estate Disclosure Act. Provides that a seller of residential property to which the Act applies shall have the sewer line from the residential property to the sewer main, or, in the case of a septic system, to the septic tank, inspected by a licensed plumber using video camera inspection technology, and that the licensed plumber shall prepare a written, dated report that includes his or her review of the condition of the line. Provides that the seller shall attach the report to the residential real property disclosure report form required under the Act.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 1376 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
There are no penalty enhancements associated with this bill. The bill would have no fiscal or population impact on the Department.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
The fiscal impact of this bill will fall on the sellers of residential property and will not have a significant fiscal impact to the State of Illinois budget. However, the Department of Public Health will have to use some resources to ensure licensed plumbers properly carry out the inspection and reporting of the condition of residential sewer lines.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have an effect on the cost of selling a single-family residence. Exact dollar figures are difficult to determine due to varying rated charged by the private companies that perform this service as well as geographic cost differences. Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) has estimated $500 per home in its position paper on this bill.
Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This bill does not pre-empt home rule authority.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This bill does not create a State mandate.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Public Health)
To implement enforcement of HB 1376 with its intended outcome to ensure plumbers use video inspection equipment to inspect sewer lines from the residential property to the sewer main, the estimated fiscal impact to the Illinois Department of Public Health would involve the following: (1) Rules, Training, and Inspection Program Development = Estimated Total $145,760; (2) Regulation of methodology and assurance work is being performed by Illinois licensed plumbers = Estimated Total $972,666; (3) Support staff to track real estate transactions and coordinate regional inspector activities = Estimated Total $106,837; Estimated Total Expenditures = $1,225,263. Estimated Total Revenue = None.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
No land conveyances are included in this bill; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.