ASCO General Meeting
7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25
Update on 2018 Pending Legislation
Affecting Condominium Law
Presented by ASCO General Counsel Michael Kim
Windjammer Room, 4th Floor
6033 N. Sheridan Rd.
All are Welcome to Attend
Parking Available for a Fee
An ordinance passed by the City Council on March 28th establishes a “Home Rule” that overrides changes made to Section 19 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act when HB189 became law on January 1st (see discussion). This substitute ordinance overrides the provision that condo associations must provide homeowners’ email addresses and phone numbers to any association member who asks for them, unless a vote by owners in an association passes by two-thirds majority. It took effect on April 18. If you have any questions about this ordinance, please contact Jerry Goodman at email@example.com.
However, at the state level, Rep. Andre Thapedi (32nd) introduced HB4910 to block local governments from using Home Rule to nullify anything in the Illinois Condo Act (Thapedi was the sponsor of HB189 in 2017). Illinois legislators are also considering bills that repeal or revise the changes to Section 19 enacted by HB189, including SB527, co-sponsored by Senators Kwame Raoul (13th), Michael Connelly (21st), Heather Steans (7th), and Melinda Bush (31st); and HB5126, co-sponsored by Rep. Kelly Cassidy (14th), Sara Feigenholtz (12th) and Steven Andersson (65th). SB572 was passed by the Senate on April 19 and has been sent to the Rules Committee in the House, where the chief sponsor is Rep. Cassidy. It could come up for a vote in May. HB 5126 also has been referred back to the Rules Committee. Stay tuned for further developments.