103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 2/8/2023, by Rep. Ann M. Williams
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
420 ILCS 46/25 rep.
Creates the Tenants Radon Protection Act. Provides that, before a
lease is signed, a landlord shall provide each tenant in a dwelling unit
with any records or reports that pertain to radon concentrations within
the dwelling unit and that indicate a radon hazard exits and shall furnish
each prospective tenant with a prescribed radon hazard disclosure form.
Provides that, if a tenant performs a radon test, the tenant shall provide
the test results to the landlord within 10 days after receiving them.
Provides that nothing in the Act implies an obligation for a landlord or
tenant to conduct any radon testing. Provides that a lease may be
terminated under specified circumstances involving radon hazards. Preempts
home rule powers. Amends the Illinois Radon Awareness Act. Repeals a
provision requiring landlords to give certain disclosures to tenants.
Effective January 1, 2024.
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
In this Act:
"Dwelling unit" means a room or suite of rooms used for
human habitation. "Dwelling unit" includes a mobile home, a
single family residence, each living unit in 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. "Landlord" includes, but is not limited to,
an individual, company, corporation, firm, group, association,
partnership, joint venture, trust, government agency, or