REALTORS® — Get the latest developments on proposed amendments to real estate license law, PACE bond legislation, potential changes to the Title Insurance Act, rent control and many more issues in the St. Patrick’s Day edition of the State Capitol Report from Illinois REALTORS®.
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The March 13 edition of the Illinois State Capitol Report offers insights into last week’s legislative activity, including explanations of bills concerning rent control, the state tax lien registry, Section 8 housing vouchers, changes to the Real Estate License Act, a tribute to the Chicago Cubs and more.
Deadlines are looming for bills to be heard in the appropriate substantive Committee – March 17 marks the deadline in the Senate and March 31 is the House deadline. Read it now.
In today’s issue of the State Capitol Report (for members only), you’ll read about: two very critical deadlines as the thousands of introduced bills must be heard in the appropriate substantive committees. The Senate Committee hearing deadline is March 17 and the House Committee hearing deadline is March 31.
Of the more than 6,000 bills introduced by the Illinois House and Senate during the Spring Session, 188 have been identified this week as potentially affecting the rights of Illinois REALTORS® and property owners in the state, according to this week’s Illinois State Capitol Report (members only).
The Illinois REALTORS® Governmental Affairs team is continuing its review process, while monitoring the development of a state budget in the wake of Governor Bruce Rauner’s 2017 Budget Address.
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Greg St. Aubin, Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs, continues his review of bills late Friday afternoon.
Even after midday totals exceeded 5,500, members of the Illinois House and Senate continued to introduce bills for consideration by colleagues Friday — the deadline for submission.
Meanwhile, members of the Illinois REALTORS® Governmental Affairs combed through the bills to see if any will affect the rights of members and/or private property owners. For the latest news on bills that have already been flagged, read today’s State Capitol Report.