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 Bill Status of SB0534  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kwame Raoul - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Donne E. Trotter - David Koehler - Linda Holmes, Matt Murphy, Dan Kotowski and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner - Elga L. Jefferies - Kenneth Dunkin, Harry Osterman and Arthur L. Turner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0378

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
765 ILCS 750/20
765 ILCS 750/25

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Safe Homes Act. In provisions authorizing tenants to request that a landlord change the locks if one or more of the tenants reasonably believes that one of the tenants or a member of tenant's household is under a credible imminent threat of domestic or sexual violence at the premises, deletes a requirement that the threat be from a person who is not a lessee under the lease. Requires a tenant requesting a change of locks because of a threat of violence from another lessee to include with the request a plenary order of protection or a plenary civil no contact order granting the tenant exclusive possession of the premises. Provides that a tenant who changes the locks shall make a good faith effort to give a key to the new locks to the landlord (instead of giving a key to the new locks to the landlord). Provides that "if the landlord changes the locks, the landlord shall make a good faith effort to give a key to the new locks to the tenant as soon as possible or not more than 48 hours of the locks being changed" and that a landlord who changes the locks and does not make a good faith effort to provide a copy of a key to the tenant within 48 hours of the landlord changing the locks is liable for any damages to the tenant incurred as a result of not having access to his or her unit. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/8/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Judiciary Civil Law
  3/1/2007SenateDo Pass Judiciary Civil Law; 010-000-000
  3/1/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 2, 2007
  3/1/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Matt Murphy
  3/2/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/2/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  3/2/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/2/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 6, 2007
  3/8/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/8/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/8/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  3/8/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/29/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/30/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/30/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  4/9/2007HouseFirst Reading
  4/9/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  4/26/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  4/26/2007HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  4/30/2007HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  5/8/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 011-000-000
  5/9/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  5/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  5/29/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  5/29/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2007SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2007SenateEffective Date August 23, 2007
  8/23/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0378

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