Friday, April 9, 2010

HB 5224 Passed By House

HB 5224 - Tenents Radon Protection - passed the Illinois House as amended by a vote of 074-022-001 on March 26, 2010.

The substance of the amendment is as follows:

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions substantially similar to the bill as introduced except that: the landlord shall provide the tenant with an Illinois Emergency Management Agency radon guide for tenants; adds to the rental property disclosure form a statement that IEMA strongly recommends that rental property be tested and an acknowledgment of the tenant's receipt of the radon guide; a landlord may have 30 days to obtain a radon test after a tenant's notification of a test revealing radon; provides that a measurement by a radon contractor is valid for 5 years; and deletes provisions concerning the termination of a lease. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2011.

The bill is scheduled for first reading in the Senate on April 13, 2010.