Bill Status of HB3709 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: KEEP ILLINOIS HOME ACT
Rep. Lakesia Collins - Hoan Huynh
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Keep Illinois Home Act. Provides that no person shall allow to be occupied, or rent to another for occupancy, or charge, accept, or retain rent for any dwelling unit unless the landlord has registered the dwelling unit with the Illinois Housing Development Authority in the residential rental registry created under the provisions. Includes provisions on the form of registration, failure to register, and the administration and enforcement of registry. Provides that the Illinois Supreme Court shall contract with or enter a memorandum of agreement with an administering entity to administer a right to counsel program for tenants. Provides that the administering entity, within the funding available to it for the right to counsel program, shall fund the provision of legal representation by designated organizations under this Section. Provides that a designated organization may subcontract with a nonprofit or community organization to provide legal representation to a covered individual and to provide tenant outreach and education. Contains other requirements for the program. Contains provisions relating to the Small Rental Property Owner Repairs and Improvement Fund, private enforcement of eviction actions, and a Tenant Bill of Rights. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act adding a rental property capital improvement credit. Amends the State Finance Act, Code of Civil Procedure, Condominium Property Act, and Rent Control Preemption Act making conforming and other changes. Repeals the Retaliatory Eviction Act. Effective immediately.