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 Bill Status of HB4397  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ronald A. Wait - Tom Cross - Thomas Holbrook, Linda Chapa LaVia, John D'Amico, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Terry R. Parke, Aaron Schock, Jim Sacia, David R. Leitch, Raymond Poe, Renee Kosel, Jim Watson and Harry R. Ramey, Jr.

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton and Cheryl Axley)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 605/605-955 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Department shall establish and administer a guardsman and reservist homebuyer assistance program. Authorizes an eligible applicant of the program to apply to the Department for financial assistance for a portion of the down payment on the purchase of a house. Provides that the financial assistance shall not exceed 10% of the purchase price of the house and shall be in the form of a grant and that an eligible applicant may apply for financial assistance up to 3 years following the completion of active duty. Defines "eligible applicant". Authorizes the Department to adopt necessary rules for the program. Effective July 1, 2006

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 605-955 new
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 3805/7.29 new

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Housing Development Act to provide that the National Guard and Reservist homebuyer assistance program shall be administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Sets forth that financial assistance under the program (i) shall not exceed 10% of the first $100,000 of the purchase price of the house, (ii) shall not exceed 5% of any amount of the purchase price in excess of $100,000, (iii) shall not exceed a total of $15,000, and (iv) shall be in the form of a grant to the approved eligible applicant. Provides that an "eligible applicant" means a member of the Illinois National Guard or the reserves of the Armed Forces of the United States called to active duty after September 11, 2001 who is a legal resident of the State of Illinois and who was a legal resident of this State when called to active duty. Effective July 1, 2006.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that eligible applicants may apply to a lender approved by the Authority for the program assistance (instead of applying to the Authority).

DateChamber Action
  1/5/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  1/10/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/10/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/18/2006HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  2/1/2006HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  2/1/2006HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in State Government Administration Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/1/2006HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 007-000-000
  2/1/2006HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/7/2006HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/7/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/8/2006HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  2/8/2006HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  2/15/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  2/15/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/15/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  2/21/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  2/21/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  2/21/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Cross
  2/22/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  2/22/2006HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  2/22/2006SenateArrive in Senate
  2/22/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading February 23, 2006
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terry R. Parke
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renee Kosel
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry R. Ramey, Jr.
  3/1/2006SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/2/2006SenateFirst Reading
  3/2/2006SenateReferred to Rules
  3/8/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cheryl Axley
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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