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 Bill Status of HB5037  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UTIL-EASEMENTS CAUSE OF ACTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 117.2 heading new
65 ILCS 5/11-117.2-1 new
220 ILCS 5/10-205 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code and the Public Utilities Act. Provides that when a utility easement is materially changed such that it interferes with the quiet enjoyment of a residential property, the property owner shall have a civil cause of action in the State for an injunction against such modification. Provides that the injunction may not extend beyond the duration of the existing owner's residential use, provided that a successor-in-interest to the owner's entire rights of title and possession shall, within 90 days of acquiring title, notify the utility in writing of a desire to continue the easement on existing terms conditions. Provides conditions where a residential property owner's utility easement is presumptively changed so as to interfere with use. Provides that prior to installation within a residence's easement, notice of the installation shall be provided to the residential owner's address. Provides that the notice shall include certain requirements.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Public Utilities Committee
  2/16/2022HouseTo Telecom/Video Subcommittee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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