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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 Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act
is amended by changing Section 6.7 as follows:
(765 ILCS 745/6.7)
Violations; inspection reports; postings;
(a) Any nonconformance with a statute, rule, or ordinance
applicable to the mobile home park or manufactured home
community constitutes a violation. The authority having
jurisdiction shall identify violations in an inspection
report. The inspection report shall be served upon the park
owner or managing agent in person or by certified United States
mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid.
(b) The park owner or its managing agent shall post in a
conspicuous place any inspection report received from the
authority having jurisdiction regarding health and life safety
violations as defined in rules promulgated by the Illinois
Department of Public Health. The inspection report shall be
posted beginning the business day after the date by which the
violation or violations must be corrected as set forth in the
inspection report issued by the authority having jurisdiction.
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The posting may be removed only when:
(1) the authority having jurisdiction has issued
written authorization to remove the posting; or
(2) the park owner or its managing agent has corrected
the violation or violations, served notice to the authority
having jurisdiction that the violation or violations have
been corrected by submitting such documentation or
affidavit as may be necessary to substantiate the
correction by certified United States mail, return receipt
requested, postage prepaid, and no less than 15 days have
expired from the mailing date of the notice to the
authority having jurisdiction.
(c) Nothing in this Act may be construed to diminish,
impair, or otherwise affect the authority of the authority
having jurisdiction to charge violations under the Mobile Home
Park Act or any other statute, rule, or ordinance applicable to
the mobile home park or manufactured home community.
(d) Failure to comply with the requirements of this Section
subjects the park owner or managing agent to a $250 penalty.
The penalty shall be payable to the authority having
jurisdiction which issued the inspection report citing
(e) For purposes of enforcement of this Section by the
Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted. The
Illinois Department of Public Health has the authority to
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promulgate rules to enforce this Section.
(f) For purposes of enforcement of this Section by any
authority having jurisdiction other than the Illinois
Department of Public Health, the authority having jurisdiction
has the authority to adopt ordinances to enforce this Section.
(g) A unit of local government, as defined in Article VII,
Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, other than a
municipality having a population of 1,000,000 or more
inhabitants, has the authority to enact, maintain, and enforce
an ordinance or resolution denying park owners the ability to
increase rent, fees, or other charges imposed upon tenants if
the park owner has failed to correct a health or life safety
violation, as defined in rules adopted by the Department of
Public Health or the authority having jurisdiction, until the
violations are corrected as set forth in the inspection report
issued by the authority having jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 98-1062, eff. 1-1-15