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 Bill Status of HB4778  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  LANDLORD-LEASE APPLICATION FEE

House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Derrick Smith - Esther Golar, Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Camille Y. Lilly

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
765 ILCS 705/17 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act. Defines "application fee". Provides that a lessor may not charge an application fee that exceeds the lessor's actual out-of-pocket costs of evaluating a prospective lessee's application to enter into a lease with the lessor. Contains provisions concerning the procedure for processing applications from prospective lessees. Provides that if the lessor decides not to offer or accept a lease, the lessor shall disclose in writing the specific grounds that led to the denial and provide a copy of any information obtained from a third party that formed a basis for the denial. Provides that a lessor who collects an application fee from a prospective lessee may not knowingly make any misrepresentation to the prospective lessee regarding the current or future availability of a dwelling unit for lease. Provides that a lessor who violates the new provisions is liable to the prospective lessee for the application fee, a civil penalty of up to $200, and reasonable attorney's fees and costs.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/5/2014HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/7/2014HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2014HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2014HouseAssigned to Housing Committee
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/5/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/24/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/24/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Derrick Smith
  3/24/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/24/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/25/2014HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Housing Committee; 005-003-001
  3/25/2014HouseRemains in Housing Committee
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Housing Committee
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/25/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/26/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Housing Committee
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/28/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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