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Record #: O2016-6410   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 5-12-170 by requiring residential rental lease agreements to include summary of voter registration information
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 12 Residential Landlords & Tenants
Attachments: 1. O2016-6410.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
September 14 ,2016 Chicago City Council Referred to HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE
Amending the Housing and Economic Development Ordinance to Promote Greater
Participation in the Electoral Process

• WHEREAS, any body politic, including that of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois, benefits from greater participation in the electoral process on the part of residents and taxpayers; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO that Chapter 5-12 of the Municipal Code is hereby amended by added the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:
5-12-170 Summary of ordinance, voter registration information attached to rental agreement.
The commissioner of the department of planning and development shall prepare a summary ofthis chapter, describing the respective rights, obligations and remedies of landlords and tenants hereunder, and shall make such summary available for public inspection and copying. The commissioner shall also, after the city comptroller has announced the rate of interest on security deposits on the first business day of the year, prepare a separate summary describing the respective rights, obligations and remedies of landlords and tenants with respect to security deposits, including the new interest rate as well as the rate for each ofthe prior two years. The commissioner shall also distribute the new rate of security deposit interest, as well as the rate for each of the prior two years, through public service announcements to all radio and television outlets broadcasting in the city. A copy of such summary shall be attached to each written rental agreement when any such agreement is initially offered to any tenant or prospective tenant by or on behalf of a landlord and whether such agreement is for a new rental or a renewal thereof. Where there is an oral agreement, the landlord shall give to the tenant a copy ofthe summary.
The summary shall include the following language:
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