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 Bill Status of HB1270  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act. Sets forth certain rights of homeless persons, including the right to live in any community in the State, the right to choose living arrangements, and the right to employment and training opportunities. Directs the Department of Human Rights to monitor and enforce homeless persons' rights, and provides criminal penalties for violations of those rights. Authorizes the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish priorities of eligibility for temporary rental or other housing assistance among the various categories of persons needing assistance in obtaining or retaining housing. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the public policy of the State includes securing freedom from discrimination because of a person's housing status, and defines "housing status" to mean (i) the type of housing in which an individual resides or (ii) the status of having or not having a fixed or regular residence.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  2/9/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/10/2005HouseAssigned to Housing and Urban Development Committee
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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