HB 4911

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Eviction-Seal & Impound File

Abstract

Amends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Defines terms. Provides that a complaint for an eviction action shall include specified information. Provides that upon entry of an eviction order, the court shall make specified findings. Provides that a court file shall not be sealed if it pertains to an eviction in which: (1) the tenancy is commercial, or (2) the property that the plaintiff seeks possession of is a condominium unit and no tenants or occupants are named as defendants. Provides that the court may order that a court file in an eviction action be sealed if the interests of justice outweigh the interests of the public, taking specified factors in account. Provides that the court file shall be sealed: (1) in a foreclosure-related eviction action; (2) in a not-for-cause eviction; (3) if the parties to the eviction action so agree; and (4) in any action not resulting in an eviction order entered in favor of the plaintiff. Provides that any tenant or occupant named as a defendant in an eviction action may file a motion or petition to seal the court file. Provides the manner in which court files shall be sealed. Provides that the clerk of the circuit court shall automatically seal all eviction court files no later than 3 years after the plaintiff's initial filing with the court. Provides that if a person knows or has reasonable cause to know that information is derived from a sealed court file, he or she shall not disseminate the information. Provides, with exceptions, that a consumer reporting agency shall not disclose, or use in a consumer report, information regarding an eviction action in which there is no final disposition entered or the court file is sealed, and that any violation is an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides for damages in the amount of $2,000 for each violation, or twice the actual and consequential damages sustained, whichever is greater, and the costs of the action. Makes conforming changes in the Mortgage Foreclosure Article of the Code of Civil Procedure and the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

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Oct 05, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins

Jun 23, 2020

House

Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Mar 12, 2020

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

House

Assigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee

Mar 06, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

Feb 27, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

Feb 25, 2020

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

Feb 21, 2020

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons

Feb 18, 2020

House

First Reading

House

Referred to Rules Committee

Feb 13, 2020

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

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