Bill Status of HB3835 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: HOUSING BOARD-CRIMINAL CHECKS
Rep. Brad Halbrook and Chris Miller
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Housing Authorities Act. Provides that each person considered or recommended for appointment as a commissioner of a Housing Authority shall complete an application prior to his or her appointment. Requires the application to include a question concerning whether the person has been convicted of or found to be a child sex offender. Provides that no presiding officer of any municipality or county and no governing body of the unit of local government shall knowingly consider for appointment a person who has been convicted of or found to be a child sex offender, and shall remove such person from consideration upon discovery of the offense. Requires any commissioner of a Housing Authority to immediately disclose his or her conviction for a child sex offense to the presiding officer and governing body. Requires each person considered or recommended for appointment as a commissioner of a Housing Authority to authorize a criminal history investigation to determine if he or she has been convicted of specified criminal or drug offenses. Requires the Illinois State Police to conduct the criminal history investigation, upon request, for a fee charged to the municipality or county that requested the investigation. Requires the Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to furnish the results of the investigation to the presiding officer and governing body of the unit of local government. Provides that any information or criminal records obtained by the presiding officer and the governing body shall be confidential. Provides that no presiding officer or governing body shall knowingly appoint or approve the appointment of any person who has been convicted of specified criminal or drug offenses. Effective immediately.