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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 Landlord and Tenant Act is amended by
5adding Section 17 as follows:
6    (765 ILCS 705/17 new)
7    Sec. 17. Reusable tenant screening report.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "Consumer report" has the same meaning as defined in
10Section 1681a of Title 15 of the United States Code.
11    "Consumer reporting agency" means a person which, for
12monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative nonprofit basis,
13regularly engages in whole or in part in the practice of
14assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other
15information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing
16consumer reports to third parties and that uses any means or
17facility of interstate commerce for the purpose of preparing
18or furnishing consumer reports.
19    "Reusable tenant screening report" means a consumer report
20that meets all of the following criteria:
21        (1) Was prepared within the previous 30 days by a
22    consumer reporting agency at the request and expense of an
23    applicant.



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1        (2) Is made directly available to a landlord for use
2    in the rental application process or is provided through a
3    third-party website that regularly engages in the business
4    of providing a reusable tenant screening report and
5    complies with all State and federal laws pertaining to use
6    and disclosure of information contained in a consumer
7    report by a consumer reporting agency.
8        (3) Is available to the landlord at no cost to access
9    or use.
10    (b) A landlord may elect to accept reusable tenant
11screening reports and may require an applicant to state that
12there has not been a material change to the information in the
13reusable tenant screening report.
14    (c) A reusable tenant screening report shall include all
15of the following information regarding an applicant:
16        (1) Name.
17        (2) Contact information.
18        (3) Verification of employment.
19        (4) Last known address.
20        (5) Results of an eviction history check in a manner
21    and for a period of time consistent with applicable law
22    related to the consideration of eviction history in
23    housing.
24    A reusable tenant screening report shall prominently state
25the date through which the information contained in the report
26is current.



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1    (d) If an applicant provides a reusable tenant screening
2report to a landlord that accepts reusable tenant screening
3reports, the landlord shall not charge the applicant either of
4the following:
5        (1) A fee for the landlord to access the report.
6        (2) An application screening fee.
7    (e) This Section does not affect any other applicable law
8related to the consideration of criminal history information
9in housing, including, but not limited to, local ordinances
10governing the information that landlords may review and
11consider when determining to whom they will rent.
12    (f) If an ordinance, resolution, regulation, rule,
13administrative action, initiative, or other policy adopted by
14a municipality or county conflicts with this Section, the
15policy that provides greater protections to applicants shall
17    (g) This Section does not require a landlord to accept
18reusable tenant screening reports.