Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Housing Authorities Act. Requires every housing authority to collect: (i) the number of applications submitted for admission to federally assisted housing; (ii) the number of applications submitted for admission to federally assisted housing by individuals with a criminal history record, if the authority is conducting criminal history records checks of applicants or other household members; (iii) the number of applications for admission to federally assisted housing that were denied on the basis of a criminal history record, if the housing authority is conducting criminal history records checks of applicants or other household members; and other matters. Requires the information to be submitted annually to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and to the General Assembly. Defines "criminal history record" and "criminal history report". Prohibits housing authorities from considering certain information when determining whether to rent or lease to an applicant for housing, including: (1) an arrest or detention; (2) criminal charges or indictments that do not result in a conviction; (3) a conviction that has been vacated, ordered, expunged, sealed, or impounded by a court; and other information. Requires housing authorities to create a system for the independent review of an applicant's criminal history in accordance with certain criteria. Sets forth when a housing authority may deny an application for housing because of the applicant's or another household member's criminal history record. Requires housing authorities to provide a housing applicant with written notice that details why the applicant was denied housing, including information on the applicant's right to an individualized criminal records assessment hearing regarding the authority's decision. Contains provisions on the criminal records assessment hearing process and other matters.
HB 5574, as amended by HA 1, will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in the State of Illinois.
Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
Based on a review of the bill, it has been determined that the proposed legislation would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the state of Illinois.
State Debt Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 5574, as amended by House Amendment 1, would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Balanced Budget Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of Management and Budget)
Please be advised that the Balanced Budget Note Act does not apply to House Bill 5574, House Amendment 1 as it is not a supplemental appropriation that increases or decreases appropriations. Under the Act, a balanced budget note must be prepared only for bills that change· a general funds appropriation for the fiscal year in which the new bill is enacted.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Transportation)
No land conveyances are included in House Bill 5574 House Amendment #1 ; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.
State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This bill does not create a State mandate.
Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This bill does not pre-empt home rule authority.
Correctional Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept of Corrections)
This amendment has no fiscal impact or population impact on the department.
Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.