|Public Act 094-1038
||LRB094 15382 AJO 50573 b
AN ACT concerning housing.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
The purpose of this Act is to promote
the State's interest in reducing domestic violence, dating
violence, sexual assault, and stalking by enabling victims of
domestic or sexual violence and their families to flee existing
dangerous housing in order to leave violent or abusive
situations, achieve safety, and minimize the physical and
emotional injuries from domestic or sexual violence, and to
reduce the devastating economic consequences thereof.
For purposes of this Act:
"Domestic violence" means "abuse" as defined in Section 103
of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 by a "family or
household member" as defined in Section 103 of the Illinois
Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
"Landlord" means the owner of a building or the owner's
agent with regard to matters concerning landlord's leasing of a
"Sexual violence" means any act of sexual assault, sexual
abuse, or stalking of an adult or minor child, including but
not limited to non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual
sexual penetration as defined in the Civil No Contact Order Act
and the offenses of stalking, aggravated stalking, criminal
sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory
criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, and
aggravated criminal sexual abuse as those offenses are
described in the Criminal Code of 1961.
"Tenant" means a person who has entered into an oral or