Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Tenants Radon Protection Act. Provides definitions and makes findings. Provides that before a lease is signed, a landlord shall provide to each tenant in a dwelling unit, on or below the third floor, any records or reports pertaining to radon concentrations within the dwelling unit that present a radon hazard. Provides that before a lease is signed, a landlord shall furnish each prospective tenant with an Illinois Emergency Management Agency radon guide for tenants, a prescribed form of disclosure of information on radon hazards, and any test results. Provides that a landlord has up to 30 days to obtain a radon test after receipt of a tenant's notification of a test revealing radon. Provides that a measurement by a radon contractor is valid for 5 years. Provides that nothing implies an obligation on a landlord or a tenant to conduct any radon testing. Provides that this is a limitation on home rule powers. Contains other provisions. Effective January 1, 2012.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Radon Awareness Act. Provides that if a lessee notifies a lessor that a radon test indicates the existence of a radon hazard in the leased dwelling unit, then the lessor must disclose that risk to any prospective lessee of that unit, unless a subsequent test by the lessor indicates that a radon hazard does not exist in that unit. Further provides that if a test by the lessor indicates the existence of a radon hazard in a dwelling unit, then the lessor must notify current and prospective tenants of that unit. Provides that these requirements do not apply: (i) if the dwelling unit is located on the third or higher story of a building or (ii) if the lessor has undertaken mitigation activities and a subsequent test indicates that a radon hazard does not exist. Effective January 1, 2012.