Legislative Updates

The Illinois General Assembly wrapped up its spring session on May 31st. None of the bills being followed that addressed condo owners’ privacy concerns regarding Section 19 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act (see  discussion) were brought to the floor for a vote. SB572 and HB5126 were re-referred to the Rules Committee and are unlikely to be brought up in the fall session. These bills (or others like them) will have to be re-introduced next January.

For Chicagoans, the good news is that HB4910 also went nowhere. That means the ordinance passed by the City Council on March 28th that established a “Home Rule” remains in effect. This substitute ordinance overrides the provision in Section 19 that condo associations must provide homeowners’ email addresses and phone numbers to any association member who asks for them. However, if owners in an association want to nullify this ordinance, they may do so with a two-thirds majority vote. It took effect on April 18. If you have any questions about the ordinance, please contact Jerry Goodman at jerry@48thward.org.