Bill Text: IL SB1562 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered

Bill Title: Amends the Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation Act. In a provision concerning a court hearing on an organization's petition for temporary possession of property that the organization intends to rehabilitate, requires the organization to demonstrate to the court that: (i) its rehabilitation plan has been approved by the governing body of the municipality within which the property is located or, if the property is located within an unincorporated area, the county board or board of commissioners of the county within which the property is located; and (ii) any plan commission or planning department of the municipality or county within which the property is located has provided input and advice prior to the municipality's or county's approval of the rehabilitation plan.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-18 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0233 [SB1562 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1562-Chaptered.html

Public Act 100-0233
SB1562 EnrolledLRB100 07935 KTG 18008 b
AN ACT concerning housing.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation Act is
amended by changing Section 2 as follows:
(310 ILCS 50/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 852)
Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:
(a) "Property" means any residential real estate which has
been continuously unoccupied by persons legally in possession
for the preceding 1 year.
(b) "Nuisance" means any property which because of its
physical condition or use is a public nuisance, or any property
which constitutes a blight on the surrounding area, or any
property which is not fit for human habitation under the
applicable fire, building and housing codes. "Nuisance" also
means any property on which any illegal activity involving
controlled substances (as defined in the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act), methamphetamine (as defined in the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act), or
cannabis (as defined in the Cannabis Control Act) takes place
or any property on which any streetgang-related activity (as
defined in the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus
Prevention Act) takes place.
(c) "Organization" means any Illinois corporation, agency,
partnership, association, firm or other entity consisting of 2
or more persons organized and conducted on a not-for-profit
basis with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of
its operation which has among its purposes the improvement of
(d) "Parties in interest" means any owner or owners of
record, judgment creditor, tax purchaser, the applicable unit
of local government where the property is located, or other
party having any legal or equitable title or interest in the
(e) "Last known address" includes the address where the
property is located, or the address as listed in the tax
records or as listed pursuant to any owner's registration
ordinance duly adopted by a home rule unit of government.
(f) "Low or moderate income housing" means housing for
persons and families with low or moderate incomes, provided
that the income limits for such persons and families shall be
the same as those established by rule by the Illinois Housing
Development Authority in accordance with subsection (g) of
Section 2 of the Illinois Housing Development Act, as amended.
(g) "Rehabilitation" means the process of improving the
property, including, but not limited to, ensuring that the
proposed improvements conform with a local government's
comprehensive plan or other planning policies and bringing
property into compliance with the applicable unit of local
government's fire, housing, licensing, zoning, and building
(Source: P.A. 94-556, eff. 9-11-05.)