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


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: (Enrolled) 2017-06-20 - Sent to the Governor [SB1562 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1562-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning housing.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation Act is
5amended by changing Section 2 as follows:
6 (310 ILCS 50/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 852)
7 Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:
8 (a) "Property" means any residential real estate which has
9been continuously unoccupied by persons legally in possession
10for the preceding 1 year.
11 (b) "Nuisance" means any property which because of its
12physical condition or use is a public nuisance, or any property
13which constitutes a blight on the surrounding area, or any
14property which is not fit for human habitation under the
15applicable fire, building and housing codes. "Nuisance" also
16means any property on which any illegal activity involving
17controlled substances (as defined in the Illinois Controlled
18Substances Act), methamphetamine (as defined in the
19Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act), or
20cannabis (as defined in the Cannabis Control Act) takes place
21or any property on which any streetgang-related activity (as
22defined in the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus
23Prevention Act) takes place.

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1 (c) "Organization" means any Illinois corporation, agency,
2partnership, association, firm or other entity consisting of 2
3or more persons organized and conducted on a not-for-profit
4basis with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of
5its operation which has among its purposes the improvement of
6housing.
7 (d) "Parties in interest" means any owner or owners of
8record, judgment creditor, tax purchaser, the applicable unit
9of local government where the property is located, or other
10party having any legal or equitable title or interest in the
11property.
12 (e) "Last known address" includes the address where the
13property is located, or the address as listed in the tax
14records or as listed pursuant to any owner's registration
15ordinance duly adopted by a home rule unit of government.
16 (f) "Low or moderate income housing" means housing for
17persons and families with low or moderate incomes, provided
18that the income limits for such persons and families shall be
19the same as those established by rule by the Illinois Housing
20Development Authority in accordance with subsection (g) of
21Section 2 of the Illinois Housing Development Act, as amended.
22 (g) "Rehabilitation" means the process of improving the
23property, including, but not limited to, ensuring that the
24proposed improvements conform with a local government's
25comprehensive plan or other planning policies and bringing
26property into compliance with the applicable unit of local

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1government's fire, housing, licensing, zoning, and building
2codes.
3(Source: P.A. 94-556, eff. 9-11-05.)
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