IAR State Capitol Report urges your response to two Calls for Action

With only five days left for legislators to consider bills in the Illinois Senate and House, last Friday’s IAR State Capitol Report asks REALTORS® to make their voices heard before votes are taken on several issues.

This morning, a Call for Action was sent on House Bill 1376 (Arroyo). Later today, a Call for Action will be sent to you for Senate Bill 1380 (Koehler). Please respond to these Calls for Action and urge “no” votes on both bills.

Senate Bill 1380 amends the Municipal Code dealing with the lien that a municipality files for incurred costs for removal costs on a an offending property (for weeds/grass, trees/bushes, pests, garbage, debris and graffiti). The bill seeks to make a dramatic change to allow the municipality to skip the foreclosure proceeding on the lien on the offending property and instead obtain a judgment lien against all real estate of the owner. (We oppose.)

House Bill 1376 is the legislation that would require all homeowners seeking to sell their homes to hire a licensed plumber to conduct a video inspection of their sewer line prior to a sale. The bill will require that a written report prepared by the plumber be provided to the buyer along with the seller disclosure form. (We oppose.)

Friday (April 24) is the final day for votes in the House and Senate for bills that originated in their chamber.

IAR also supports two other bills and is neutral on eight others. Find out more by reading last Friday’s IAR State Capitol Report.

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