Legislation

Legislative Update June 1, 2018

The Legislative Action Committee in the middle of a veto session

On May 31, 2018, the Illinois Legislature adjourned its legislative session. A “Veto Session” is scheduled for six (6) days in November. Throughout 2018 the Illinois Legislative Action Committee of CAI-Illinois has been active in tracking, commenting and negotiating various bills which could have affected condominium and common interest communities throughout the State of Illinois.

While the legislative session saw sixteen (16) different bills introduced, only one minor bill passed both the Senate and House and will move to the Governor for signature. SB3394, which lowers the age for a licensed community association manager from twenty-one (21) to eighteen (18) passed both houses on May 25, 2018, with just a single no vote. Otherwise, no legislation has advanced which substantively changes either the Illinois Condominium Property Act or the Common Interest Community Association Act.

The Legislative Action Committee would like to thank all members who have responded to the calls for action on various pieces of legislation over the past year. Your calls, emails, and submission of witness slips has helped our committee shape legislation and has brought a voice to the concerns of associations and their members. Through your efforts, we have been able to negotiate more favorable language in several pieces of legislation this past year. More importantly, we have been able to prevent damaging pieces of legislation from becoming laws.

Please keep following updates from CAI-Illinois and reviewing calls to action. The legislature will reconvene in November and pieces of legislation affecting condominium and common interest communities could be introduced or advanced.

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Jeffrey A. Dixon

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