House Bill 267 which is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly would create the “Local Government Residential Inspection Limitation Act” and would provide that, except for a fire, medical, or police emergency or as otherwise permitted by specified provisions of the Fire Investigation Act, a unit of local government “may not conduct a physical inspection of residential property without the voluntary consent of the owner or occupant of the property, a lawful warrant, or court order.”

As one can expect, the proposed bill is receiving significant pushback including opposition from Illinois State Assoc. of Counties and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

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