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Full Text of HB0141  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Radon Awareness Act is amended by
5changing Section 15 and by adding Section 25 as follows:
6    (420 ILCS 46/15)
7    Sec. 15. Applicability. This Act shall only apply only to
8leased properties to the extent specified in Section 25 of this
9Act and to transfers by sale of residential real property.
10(Source: P.A. 95-210, eff. 1-1-08.)
11    (420 ILCS 46/25 new)
12    Sec. 25. Disclosure of Radon hazard to current and
13prospective tenants.
14    (a) A lessor of a dwelling unit shall disclose to lessees
15the existence of a radon hazard consistent with the provisions
16of this Section. For the purposes of this Section, "dwelling
17unit" means a room or suite of rooms used for human habitation
18and for which a lessor and a lessee have a written lease
20    (b) The provisions of this Section apply only to dwelling
21units located below the third story above ground level.
22    (c) If a current lessee has provided in writing to the



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1lessor the results of a radon test that indicate that a radon
2hazard exists in a dwelling unit covered by this Section, then
3the lessor shall disclose in writing to any individual seeking
4to enter into a lease of that dwelling unit that a radon test
5has indicated that a radon hazard may exist in the dwelling
6unit. After receiving a notification of a radon test that
7indicates a radon hazard, the lessor may choose to conduct a
8radon test in the dwelling unit. If the lessor's radon test
9indicates that a radon hazard does not exist on the premises,
10the lessor shall not be required to disclose that a radon
11hazard exists in the dwelling unit.
12    (d) If a lessor conducts a radon test in a dwelling unit
13and the radon test indicates that a radon hazard exists in the
14dwelling unit, the lessor shall disclose in writing to the
15current lessee, and any individual seeking to enter into a
16lease of that dwelling unit, the existence of a radon hazard in
17the dwelling unit.
18    (e) If a lessor has undertaken mitigation activities and a
19subsequent radon test indicates that a radon hazard does not
20exist in the dwelling unit, then the lessor is not required to
21provide the disclosure required by this Section.
22    (f) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require a
23lessor to conduct radon testing.
24    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
251, 2012.