92nd General Assembly
Status of HB1805
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   New Act                                                                     
   5 ILCS 80/4.22 new                                                          
   30 ILCS 105/5.545 new                                                       

        Creates the Home Inspector Licensing Act.  Requires a  person  to      
   possess  a  home  inspector's  license  in  order  to  inspect a home,      
   advertise or hold himself or herself out as a home inspector,  provide      
   inspection  reports,  or  advise  a  homeowner  with  regard to a home      
   inspection.  Creates criminal penalties for  violation  of  this  Act.      
   Sets  out guidelines for application and renewal of a Home Inspector's      
   license.  Requires licensure of home  inspection  education  providers      
   and  approval  of  courses.  Creates the Home Inspector Administration      
   Fund.  Creates a Home Inspector Advisory Board. Amends the  Regulatory      
   Sunset Act and the State Finance Act. Effective immediately.                
          FISCAL NOTE (Office of Banks and Real Estate)                        
          Projected costs associated with the new licensing program            
          for FY03 are $201,838, and for FY04 are $213,533. Licensing          
          would start effective 1/1/03. An estimated 1,000 home inspec-        
          tors would be licensed. A separate fund would be established.        
          Start-up funding would come from a transfer of $150,000 from         
          the Real Estate License Administration Fund on 7/1/02 with           
          payback in succeeding years. There would be a one-time estab-        
          lishment fee of $150 per each new license. Licenses would be         
          for 2-year terms with a fee of $250 per year.                        
          HOME RULE NOTE (Dept. of Commerce & Community Affairs)               
          HB1805 contains language stating that pursuant to Article VII,       
          Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970,      
          any power or function set forth by the Home Inspector Licensing      
          Act is an exclusive State power or function and shall not be         
          exercised concurrently, either directly or indirectly, by any        
          unit of local government. Therefore, in the opinion of DCCA,         
          HB1805 pre-empts home rule authority.                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Redefines "home  inspection"  and  "residential  real  property".      
   Defines  "person".  Changes  the  list  of  persons  exempted from the      
   licensure requirements of the Act.   Requires an entity  to  obtain  a      
   license  if  it  acts as or uses the title of home inspector. Provides      
   that a person who practiced as a home inspector prior to the effective      
   date of this Act may take the examination without having  successfully      
   completed  the  required classroom hours provided that he or she meets      
   the list of  requirements.   Adds  to  the  grounds  for  disciplinary      
   action.     Provides  for  the  renewal of home inspector licenses for      
   entities.   Makes other changes.                                            
   FEB-15-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   FEB-15-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-15-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-21-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 ZICKUS                
   FEB-21-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               REG & REG             
   FEB-22-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 CURRY,JULIE           
   FEB-28-2001  H                         FISCAL NOTE FILED                       
   FEB-28-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               REG & REG             
   FEB-28-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 MILLER                
   MAR-07-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 NOVAK                 
   MAR-07-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    WOJCIK                
   MAR-08-2001  H  DO PASS/SHORT DEBATE                     021-000-000   HREG    
   MAR-08-2001  H  PLACED CALENDAR 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                       
   MAR-08-2001  H  HOME RULE NOTE FILED                                           
   MAR-08-2001  H  CALENDAR ORDER 2ND READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   MAR-26-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    HOLBROOK              
   APR-04-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-MCCARTHY           
   APR-04-2001  H                     AMENDMENT REFERRED TO HRUL                  
   APR-04-2001  H  SECOND READING-SHORT DEBATE                                    
   APR-04-2001  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-05-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-MCCARTHY           
   APR-05-2001  H                           RULES REFERS TO HREG                  
   APR-05-2001  H  HELD ON CAL ORDER 2ND RDG - SHORT DEBATE                       
   APR-06-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-MCCARTHY           
   APR-06-2001  H  RECOMMENDS BE ADOPTED                    HREG/020-000-000      
   APR-06-2001  H                             AMENDMENT NO. 01-MCCARTHY           
   APR-06-2001  H                                   ADOPTED                       
   APR-06-2001  H  PLCD CAL ORDER 3RD READING-SHORT DEBATE                        
   APR-06-2001  H  THIRD READING/SHORT DEBATE/PASSED        107-000-000           
   APR-10-2001  S  ARRIVE IN SENATE                                               
   APR-10-2001  S  PLACED CALENDAR ORDER OF FIRST READING   01-04-17              
   APR-10-2001  S  CHIEF SPONSOR                            KLEMM                 
   APR-10-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   APR-10-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   APR-10-2001  S  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    RADOGNO               
   APR-25-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               LICENSED ACT.         
   MAY-03-2001  S       DO PASS                             006-000-001   SLIC    
   MAY-03-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 2ND READING  01-05-08              
   MAY-08-2001  S  SECOND READING                                                 
   MAY-08-2001  S  PLACED ON CALENDAR ORDER OF 3RD READING  01-05-09              
   MAY-10-2001  S  THIRD READING - PASSED                   047-007-001           
   MAY-10-2001  H  PASSED BOTH HOUSES                                             
   JUN-08-2001  H  SENT TO THE GOVERNOR                                           
   AUG-03-2001  H  GOVERNOR APPROVED                                              
   AUG-03-2001  H                            EFFECTIVE DATE 01-08-03              
   AUG-03-2001  H  PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0239               


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