Bill Status of HB4559 100th General Assembly
Short Description: MUNI CD-ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITIES
Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the corporate authorities of a municipality may apply to the Department of Human Services for an Accessible Community designation for the municipality if the municipality shows it (1) has an accessibility committee or accessibility taskforce organized and operating; (2) has a website that meets specified accessibility standards for electronic and information technology; (3) provides training to its first responders regarding how to interact with a person with a disability; (4) provides public buildings that are accessible to persons with disabilities; (5) provides accessible public transportation; (6) provides affordable housing accessible to persons with disabilities or establishes regulations for the design, installation, and construction of single family and attached single family homes accessible to persons with disabilities; and (7) has at least one person with a disability on staff. Lists procedures for review of applications and awarding the Accessible Community designation by the Department. Provides that the Accessible Community designation expires 5 years after the date the Department awards the designation. Provides for procedures for reapplying for the Accessible Community designation after denial of an application or expiration of the designation. Amends the Department of Human Services Act making conforming changes. Effective immediately.