Full Text of HB3062 103rd General Assembly
HB3062 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 2/17/2023, by Rep. Kevin John Olickal
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act. Allows a landlord to accept
reusable tenant screening reports. Requires a reusable tenant screening
report to include all of the following information regarding an applicant:
name; contact information; verification of employment; last known address;
and results of an eviction history check. Prohibits a landlord who accepts
a reusable tenant screening report from charging the applicant a fee for
the landlord to access the report or an application screening fee.
Provides that the provisions do not affect any other applicable law
related to the consideration of criminal history information in housing.
Provides that if an ordinance, resolution, regulation, rule,
administrative action, initiative, or other policy adopted by a
municipality or county conflicts with the provisions, the policy that
provides greater protection to applicants shall apply. Provides that the
provisions do not require a landlord to accept reusable tenant screening
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Landlord and Tenant Act is amended by
adding Section 17 as follows:
(765 ILCS 705/17 new)
Reusable tenant screening report.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Consumer report" has the same meaning as defined in
Section 1681a of Title 15 of the United States Code.
"Consumer reporting agency" means a person which, for
monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis,
regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of
assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other
information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing
consumer reports to third parties and that uses any means or
facility of interstate commerce for the purpose of preparing
or furnishing consumer reports.
"Reusable tenant screening report" means a consumer report
that meets all of the following criteria:
(1) Was prepared within the previous 30 days by a
consumer reporting agency at the request and expense of an
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(2) Is made directly available to a landlord for use
in the rental application process or is provided through a
third-party website that regularly engages in the business
of providing a reusable tenant screening report and
complies with all State and federal laws pertaining to use
and disclosure of information contained in a consumer
report by a consumer reporting agency.
(3) Is available to the landlord at no cost to access
(b) A landlord may elect to accept reusable tenant
screening reports and may require an applicant to state that
there has not been a material change to the information in the
reusable tenant screening report.
(c) A reusable tenant screening report shall include all
of the following information regarding an applicant:
(2) Contact information.
(3) Verification of employment.
(4) Last known address.
(5) Results of an eviction history check in a manner
and for a period of time consistent with applicable law
related to the consideration of eviction history in
A reusable tenant screening report shall prominently state
the date through which the information contained in the report
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(d) If an applicant provides a reusable tenant screening
report to a landlord that accepts reusable tenant screening
reports, the landlord shall not charge the applicant either of
(1) A fee for the landlord to access the report.
(2) An application screening fee.
(e) This Section does not affect any other applicable law
related to the consideration of criminal history information
in housing, including, but not limited to, local ordinances
governing the information that landlords may review and
consider when determining to whom they will rent.
(f) If an ordinance, resolution, regulation, rule,
administrative action, initiative, or other policy adopted by
a municipality or county conflicts with this Section, the
policy that provides greater protections to applicants shall
(g) This Section does not require a landlord to accept
reusable tenant screening reports.