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Full Text of HB1351  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 1/31/2023, by Rep. Dan Ugaste


225 ILCS 441/5-5

    Amends the Home Inspector License Act. In provisions concerning exemptions to licensing requirements, provides that licensing requirements do not apply to any person holding a professional degree from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board or the Canadian Architectural Certification Board.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Home Inspector License Act is amended by
5changing Section 5-5 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 441/5-5)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
8    Sec. 5-5. Necessity of license; use of title; exemptions.
9    (a) It is unlawful for any person, including any entity,
10to act or assume to act as a home inspector, to engage in the
11business of home inspection, to develop a home inspection
12report, to practice as a home inspector, or to advertise or
13hold oneself out to be a home inspector without a home
14inspector license issued under this Act. A person who violates
15this subsection is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the
16first offense and a Class 4 felony for the second and any
17subsequent offenses.
18    (b) It is unlawful for any person, other than a person who
19holds a valid home inspector license issued pursuant to this
20Act, to use the title "home inspector" or any other title,
21designation, or abbreviation likely to create the impression
22that the person is licensed as a home inspector pursuant to
23this Act. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a



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1Class A misdemeanor.
2    (c) The licensing requirements of this Article do not
3apply to:
4        (1) any person who is employed as a code enforcement
5    official by the State of Illinois or any unit of local
6    government, while acting within the scope of that
7    government employment;
8        (2) any person licensed in this State by any other law
9    who is engaging in the profession or occupation for which
10    the person is licensed; or
11        (3) any person engaged by the owner or lessor of
12    residential real property for the purpose of preparing a
13    bid or estimate as to the work necessary or the costs
14    associated with performing home construction, home
15    remodeling, or home repair work on the residential real
16    property, provided such person does not advertise or hold
17    oneself out as engaged in business as a home inspector;
18    or .
19        (4) any person holding a professional degree from a
20    program accredited by the National Architectural
21    Accrediting Board or the Canadian Architectural
22    Certification Board.
23    (d) The licensing of home inspector entities required
24under this Act does not apply to an entity whose ownership
25structure is one licensed home inspector operating a sole
26proprietorship, a single member limited liability company, or



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1a single shareholder corporation, and that home inspector is
2the only licensed home inspector performing inspections on the
3entity's behalf. The licensed home inspector who is the sole
4proprietor, sole shareholder, or single member of the company
5or entity shall comply with all other provisions of this Act.
6(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22.)