IL HB5519 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)
Status: Failed on January 8 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-08 - Session Sine Die
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Creates the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Defines terms. Provides that, with exceptions, a landlord shall not require disclosure of, disclose, intimidate, harass, or evict a tenant on the basis of a person's immigration or citizenship status. Provides that an oral or written warning notice or explanation, given in good faith, regarding the applicable rental agreement, rules, regulations, lease, or law is not a violation of the Act. Provides that the Act does not enlarge or diminish a landlord's right to terminate a tenancy pursuant to existing State or local law; nor does the Act enlarge or diminish any ability of local government to regulate or enforce a prohibition against a landlord's harassment of a tenant. Provides that waiver of a right under the Act by a tenant, occupant, or person known to the landlord to be associated with a tenant or occupant is void as a matter of public policy. Provides remedies. Provides that an action for injunctive relief may be brought by a nonprofit organization. Provides that in a civil action involving a tenant's or occupant's housing rights, no inquiry shall be permitted into the tenant's or occupant's immigration or citizenship status, with exceptions. Contains a severability clause. Amends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that it is an affirmative defense to an eviction that a landlord engaged in conduct prohibited under the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Amends the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act. Provides that an eviction order may not be entered against a tenant as a reprisal for a tenant's efforts to secure remedies under the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Effective immediately.

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2019-01-08HouseSession Sine Die
2018-04-27HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-27HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-24HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2018-04-23HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-23HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah
2018-04-18HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-18HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-13HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2018-04-12HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 007-004-000
2018-04-10HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Juliana Stratton
2018-04-10HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
2018-04-10HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed 064-049-000
2018-04-10HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Judiciary - Civil Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
2018-04-10HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
2018-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
2018-02-28HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2018-02-22HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2018-02-16HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-02-16HouseFirst Reading
2018-02-16HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Theresa Mah

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
73559-106.3New CodeSee Bill Text
76574516Amended CodeCitation Text

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