Bill Status of HB5037 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: UTIL-EASEMENTS CAUSE OF ACTION
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 117.2 heading 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.