Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Environmental Barriers Act. Changes references from "accessibility standards" to "the Illinois Accessibility Code", and makes related changes. Makes changes to provisions concerning definitions. Removes a provision requiring the Capital Development Board to establish standards for areas restricted to employee use. Requires the Capital Development Board to update the Code within 3 years (rather than 2 years) after federal standards are updated. Provides that the Act generally applies to public facilities and multi-story housing constructed after May 1, 1988, with specific provisions concerning the Code's application. Requires new housing construction to comply with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's March 6, 1991 Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines and all later versions, amendments, and supplements. Requires all alterations to public facilities and multi-story housing to comply with the Code as it exists at the time of alteration. Adds provisions concerning alterations that impact accessibility or usability of paths of travel. Repeals provisions concerning alterations. Combines provisions concerning civil enforcement and other penalties. Provides that any violation of the Code is a violation of the Act. Provides the Attorney General with discretion to investigate complaints made under the Act. Adds enforcement provisions concerning the powers of the Attorney General. Changes references from "environmentally limited persons" to "individuals with disabilities". Makes other changes.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Removes the definition for "temporary building". Changes a reference from "primary function area" to "altered area". Provides that 20% (rather than 20%, or at least one, whichever is greater) of dwelling units in multi-story housing shall be adaptable. Provides that any person who knowingly issues (rather than issues) a building permit or other official authorization for the construction or alteration of a public facility or the construction of multi-story housing in violation of the Act shall be subject to a specified penalty. Makes technical changes. Makes other changes.