Comments: IL SB1780 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an owner or any other person engaging in a real estate transaction, because of an arrest record to: refuse to engage in a real estate transaction with a person or to discriminate in making available such a transaction; alter the terms, conditions, or privileges of a real estate transaction or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith; refuse to receive or to fail to transmit a bona fide offer to engage in a real estate transaction from a person; refuse to negotiate for a real estate transaction with a person; represent a person that real property is not available for inspection, sale, rental, or lease when in fact it is so available, or fail to bring a property listing to his or her attention, or to refuse to permit him or her to inspect real property; make, print, circulate, post, mail, publish, or cause to made, printed, circulated, posted, mailed, or published, any notice, statement, advertisement, or sign, or use a form of application for a real estate transaction, or make a record or inquiry in connection with a prospective real estate transaction, that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on an arrest record, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination; or offer, solicit, accept, use, or retain a listing of real property with knowledge that unlawful discrimination or discrimination on the basis of an arrest record in a real estate transaction is intended. Provides that the prohibition against the use of an arrest record shall not preclude an owner or any other person engaging in a real estate transaction from prohibiting the tenant, a member of the tenant's household, or a guest of the tenant from engaging in unlawful activity on the premises. Makes conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2020.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-2)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-23 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0565 [SB1780 Detail]

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