On January 1, 2020, the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Act (the “CAM Act”) is scheduled to sunset pursuant to the Regulatory Sunset Act. In other words, the CAM Act will be automatically repealed and no longer effective as of January 1, 2020, unless the Illinois General Assembly passes legislation to extend the CAM Act. If the CAM Act were to sunset, then community association managers would no longer be regulated and licensed by the State of Illinois.
On October 25, 2019, an amendment was filed to House Bill 1268 (“HB 1268”). With that amendment, HB 1268 now amends Sections 4.30 and 4.32 of the Regulatory Sunset Act to extend the CAM Act for two years. Assuming HB 1268 becomes law, the CAM Act will then sunset on January 1, 2022, again, unless the General Assembly passes legislation to extend it.
On October 30, 2019, HB 1268 passed out of the House and arrived in the Senate. On November 14, 2019, the bill passed the Senate without any additional changes. Next, HB 1268 will be sent to the governor for his signature, at which time the bill becomes law.
In summary, community association manager licensing is likely here to stay for at least two more years. Substantive changes to the CAM Act, which are needed, may be taken up in 2020 during the next legislative session. If and when any legislation is introduced affecting the CAM Act, ILAC will be watching. As always, stay tuned.