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 Bill Status of HB5179  9th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Deborah Mell, Jehan A. Gordon and Keith Farnham

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/9-120
735 ILCS 5/9-120.5 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that a gang-related activity, as defined by the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, is a sufficient basis to terminate a lessee's lease. Provides a procedure and standards for a person who resides, works, or owns property in a building, or a neighbor within a 2-block radius of the building, to report that a tenant in the building is using leased premises in gang-related activity. Provides that this person may give notice of the tenant's gang-related activity and demand that the landlord commence an investigation and a wrongful entry and detainer action. Provides that if the landlord, after receipt of a notice and demand, refuses to investigate or finds no such activity, that the person who issued the notice and demand may petition the court under these provisions to determine if gang-related activity is occurring at the tenant's leased premises, and if so, to order the tenant to vacate the premises. Provides remedies to the prevailing party in an action initiated pursuant to these provisions by a person other than the landlord, in the form of an award of costs and attorney's fees.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
735 ILCS 5/9-120.5

Deletes provisions amending the Code of Civil Procedure concerning a notice and demand that a landlord commence a forcible entry and detainer action against a tenant in connection with leased premises used in furtherance of gang-related activity.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deborah Mell
  2/8/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  2/15/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/1/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Deborah Mell
  3/1/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/7/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/7/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 010-000-000
  3/7/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2012HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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