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 Bill Status of HB4911 General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez - Carol Ammons - Emanuel Chris Welch - Theresa Mah - Rita Mayfield, Sonya M. Harper, Justin Slaughter, Anne Stava-Murray, Barbara Hernandez, Elizabeth Hernandez, Michelle Mussman and Lakesia Collins

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/9-121
735 ILCS 5/9-122 new
735 ILCS 5/15-1701from Ch. 110, par. 15-1701
815 ILCS 505/2Zfrom Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Defines terms. Provides that a complaint for an eviction action shall include specified information. Provides that upon entry of an eviction order, the court shall make specified findings. Provides that a court file shall not be sealed if it pertains to an eviction in which: (1) the tenancy is commercial, or (2) the property that the plaintiff seeks possession of is a condominium unit and no tenants or occupants are named as defendants. Provides that the court may order that a court file in an eviction action be sealed if the interests of justice outweigh the interests of the public, taking specified factors in account. Provides that the court file shall be sealed: (1) in a foreclosure-related eviction action; (2) in a not-for-cause eviction; (3) if the parties to the eviction action so agree; and (4) in any action not resulting in an eviction order entered in favor of the plaintiff. Provides that any tenant or occupant named as a defendant in an eviction action may file a motion or petition to seal the court file. Provides the manner in which court files shall be sealed. Provides that the clerk of the circuit court shall automatically seal all eviction court files no later than 3 years after the plaintiff's initial filing with the court. Provides that if a person knows or has reasonable cause to know that information is derived from a sealed court file, he or she shall not disseminate the information. Provides, with exceptions, that a consumer reporting agency shall not disclose, or use in a consumer report, information regarding an eviction action in which there is no final disposition entered or the court file is sealed, and that any violation is an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides for damages in the amount of $2,000 for each violation, or twice the actual and consequential damages sustained, whichever is greater, and the costs of the action. Makes conforming changes in the Mortgage Foreclosure Article of the Code of Civil Procedure and the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/21/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/21/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/21/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/25/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/25/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  2/25/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/25/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  2/27/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/6/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/12/2020HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/12/2020HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  10/5/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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