Measure prohibiting landlords from collecting application fees from certain applicants passes Illinois House

Landlords won’t be able to charge certain applicants a processing fee in a bill that passed the Illinois House.

Lawmakers got heated during the debate over House Bill 3452 on Thursday. State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray’s bill would prohibit landlords from collecting application fees from someone covered by the Emergency Solutions Grant Program.

“This is about taking away arbitrary, unnecessary fees from applicants of this program to remove a barrier to housing and keeping people off the streets,” said Stava-Murray, D-Naperville.

State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi, R-Elmhurst, opposed the bill saying it could create a flood
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