IL HB4704 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-2)
Status: Introduced on February 6 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-12 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
Pending: House Cities & Villages Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Creates the Right to Garden Act. Allows the State or a unit of local government to regulate gardens on residential property unless the statute or regulation has the practical effect of precluding gardens on residential property entirely. Defines the terms "garden" and "residential property". Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

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2020-03-12HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
2020-03-09HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2020-03-03HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Cities & Villages Committee
2020-03-02HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2020-02-28HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2020-02-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2020-02-24HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2020-02-24HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2020-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2020-02-21HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
2020-02-18HouseAssigned to Cities & Villages Committee
2020-02-18HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2020-02-18HouseFirst Reading
2020-02-13HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2020-02-11HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
2020-02-10HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
2020-02-06HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper

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