101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/15/2019, by Sen. David Koehler
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Tenants Radon Protection Act. Provides that before a lease
is signed, a landlord shall provide to each tenant in a dwelling unit any
records or reports pertaining to radon concentrations within the dwelling
unit that indicate a radon hazard. Provides that if a tenant performs a
radon test, the tenant shall provide to the landlord the test result within
10 days after receiving the result. Provides that before a lease is signed
a landlord shall furnish each prospective tenant with a prescribed radon
hazard disclosure form. Provides that nothing implies an obligation on a
landlord or tenant to conduct any radon testing. Provides that a lease may
be terminated under specified circumstances involving radon hazards.
Provides that this is a limitation on home rule powers. Amends the Illinois
Radon Awareness Act. Repeals a provision requiring landlords to give
certain disclosures to tenants. Effective January 1, 2020.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Tenants Radon Protection Act.
The General Assembly finds that:
Radon is the leading cause of death in private homes and a
radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay chain
of naturally occurring uranium in soil. Unlike carbon monoxide
and many other home pollutants, radon's adverse health effect,
lung cancer, is usually not produced immediately.
As used in this Act:
"Dwelling unit" means a room or suite of rooms used for
human habitation. "Dwelling unit" includes a single family
residence as well as each living unit of a multiple family
residence and each living unit in a mixed use building.
"IEMA" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
"Landlord" means any person or entity leasing a dwelling
unit to a tenant, and includes, but is not limited to, an
individual, company, corporation, firm, group, association,
partnership, joint venture, trust, government agency, or