Bill Status of SB1317 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: FAILURE TO APPEAR-NOTICE
Sen. Celina Villanueva
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Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Deletes a provision that allows the Secretary of State to decline to process a renewal of a driver's license of any person who has not paid any fee or tax due under the Code and is not paid upon reasonable notice and demand. Provides that whenever a person fails to appear in court and the court continues the case, the clerk of the court shall also send notice of the continued court date to the person's email address and shall send a text message to the person's last known cellular telephone number. Provides that if the person does not have a cellular telephone number, the clerk of the court shall telephone the person regarding the continued court date at the person's last known non-cellular telephone number. Deletes provisions that provide that if the person does not appear in court on or before the continued court date or satisfy the court that the person's appearance in and surrender to the court is impossible for no fault of the person, the court shall enter an order of failure to appear. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Deletes provisions that provide that an offender who defaults in the payment of a fine or any installment of that fine may be held in contempt and imprisoned for nonpayment and that the court may issue a summons for his or her appearance or a warrant of arrest. Effective immediately.