Full Text of HB2220 103rd General Assembly
HB2220enr 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Innkeeper Protection Act is amended by
adding Sections 10 and 11 as follows:
(740 ILCS 90/10 new)
Refusal of admission.
A proprietor or manager of
a hotel may refuse to admit or refuse service or
accommodations to a person who:
(1) while on the premises of the hotel, destroys or
threatens to destroy hotel property or causes or threatens
to cause a public disturbance; or
(2) is seeking accommodations for the unlawful
possession or use of controlled substances or the use of
the premises for the consumption of alcoholic liquor by a
person under the age of 21.
(740 ILCS 90/11 new)
Right to eject.
(a) A proprietor or manager of a hotel may remove or cause
to be removed from a hotel a guest or other person who:
(1) refuses to pay for accommodations or services;
(2) while on the premises of the hotel, destroys or
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threatens to destroy hotel property, verbally or
physically threatens employees or guests, or causes or
threatens to cause a public disturbance;
(3) is using the premises for the unlawful possession
or use of controlled substances by the person or using the
premises for the consumption of alcoholic liquor by a
person under the age of 21 years of age;
(4) violates any federal, State, or local laws,
ordinances, or rules relating to the hotel;
(5) violates a rule of the hotel that is clearly and
conspicuously posted at or near the front desk or posted
online where the guest can view it before making a
reservation at the hotel; or
(6) uses verbally abusive language toward the hotel's
employees or guests. As used in this Section, "verbally
abusive language" means any language that would reasonably
be found to be threatening or demeaning.
(b) If the guest has paid in advance, the proprietor or
manager of a hotel shall tender to the guest any unused portion
of the advance payment at the time of removal.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall be used as a pretext to
discriminate against a guest on the basis of characteristics
protected under local, State, or federal antidiscrimination
laws. This Section does not limit any rights or protections
that a guest or other person may have under local, State, or
federal antidiscrimination or civil rights laws.
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(d) A proprietor or manager of a hotel shall not eject a
guest while the area the hotel is located in is under a severe
weather warning without first giving a verbal or written
warning to the guest that the guest may be ejected for the
guest's behavior. As used in this subsection, "severe weather
warning" means a tornado warning, severe thunderstorm warning,
flash flood warning, or winter storm warning issued by the
National Weather Service.
(e) Nothing in this Section shall be used as a pretext to
terminate a month-to-month, yearly, or any other term lease,
written or oral, of a permanent resident. A proprietor or
manager of a hotel shall not terminate the lease of a permanent
resident without first going through the appropriate legal
process required to lawfully terminate such lease. This
Section does not limit any rights or protections a permanent
resident may have under local, State, or federal landlord or
tenant laws or fair housing laws.
This Act takes effect 60 days
after becoming law.