Bill Status of SB2139 95th General Assembly
Short Description: RESID LANDLORD TENANT COURT
Sen. Dave Syverson - Dale A. Righter
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a county board may establish a residential landlord-tenant court and make appropriations to operate it. Provides that this authorization is not a limitation on or a prohibition of the exercise of a home rule county's powers. Amends the Circuit Courts Act. Provides that the chief judge of a judicial circuit may establish a residential landlord-tenant court in a county if the county board has approved the establishment of such a court. Provides that the chief judge may appoint to this court licensed attorneys as hearing officers to preside over cases, take evidence, and report findings of fact and legal conclusions to a judge and these shall constitute a part of the proceedings upon which a judge makes rulings. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that in actions filed for repossession due to illegal drug use on the premises, an emergency housing eviction, or voiding a lease for use of the premises in furtherance of a crime, the court shall schedule a hearing on the complaint on any day before the expiration of 7 days after the complaint is filed and the court may waive the filing fee if the plaintiff shows that in advance of the lease a good faith effort was made, by properly accessing public and credit records, to determine whether the defendant had a criminal conviction or eviction record or an adverse credit history. Provides that a credit worthiness inquiry may only access income level, credit history, or another pertinent element of credit worthiness. Reduces time limits to 5 days (instead of 7 days) for stays of judgment for possession and for the sheriff to execute an order for possession. Reduces other time limits for continuances and other matters. Makes other changes.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
|Deletes reference to: |
|735 ILCS 5-104.5|
Further amends the Circuit Courts Act by correcting a reference to the added Section of the Counties Code. Deletes all provisions amending the Code of Civil Procedure.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/14/2008||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dave Syverson|| 2/14/2008||Senate||First Reading|| 2/14/2008||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 2/19/2008||Senate||Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter|| 3/5/2008||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary Civil Law|| 3/10/2008||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dave Syverson|| 3/10/2008||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules|| 3/11/2008||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary Civil Law|| 3/11/2008||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted|| 3/13/2008||Senate||Do Pass as Amended Judiciary Civil Law; 009-000-000|| 3/13/2008||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 1, 2008|| 4/10/2008||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dave Syverson|| 4/10/2008||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules|| 4/15/2008||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary Civil Law|| 4/16/2008||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Held in Judiciary Civil Law|| 7/1/2008||Senate||Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules|| 7/1/2008||Senate||Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Re-referred to Rules; Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)|| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|