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Full Text of HB1579  103rd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2023 and 2024


Introduced 1/31/2023, by Rep. Jackie Haas


55 ILCS 5/5-1101.3

    Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the county boards of Kankakee County and Tazewell County (currently, Kane County, Kendall County, and Will County) may also, by ordinance, impose a judicial facilities fee to be used for the building of new judicial facilities. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Section 5-1101.3 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/5-1101.3)
7    Sec. 5-1101.3. Additional fees to finance new judicial
8facilities. The county boards of Kane County, Kankakee County,
9Kendall County, Tazewell County, and Will County may, by
10ordinance, impose a judicial facilities fee to be used for the
11building of new judicial facilities.
12    (a) In setting such fee, the county board, with the
13concurrence of the Chief Judge of the applicable judicial
14circuit or the presiding judge of the county in a multi-county
15judicial circuit, may impose different rates for the various
16types or categories of civil and criminal cases, not to exceed
17$30. The fees are to be paid as follows:
18        (1) In civil cases, the fee shall be paid by each party
19    at the time of filing the first pleading, paper, or other
20    appearance; provided that no additional fee shall be
21    required if more than one party is represented in a single
22    pleading, paper, or other appearance.
23        (2) In felony, misdemeanor, local or county ordinance,



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1    traffic, and conservation cases, the fee shall be assessed
2    against the defendant upon the entry of a judgment of
3    conviction, an order of supervision, or a sentence of
4    probation without entry of judgment pursuant to Section 10
5    of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the Illinois
6    Controlled Substances Act, Section 70 of the
7    Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
8    Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05 of
9    the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012,
10    Section 10-102 of the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug
11    Dependency Act, or Section 10 of the Steroid Control Act.
12        (3) In local or county ordinance, traffic, and
13    conservation cases, if fines are paid in full without a
14    court appearance, then the fee shall not be imposed or
15    collected.
16    (b) The proceeds of all fees enacted under this Section
17must be deposited into the county's Judicial Department
18Facilities Construction Fund and used for the sole purpose of
19funding in whole or in part the costs associated with building
20new judicial facilities within the county, which shall be
21designed and constructed by the county board with the
22concurrence of the Chief Judge of the applicable judicial
23circuit or the presiding judge of the county in a multi-county
24judicial circuit.
25(Source: P.A. 102-1021, eff. 7-1-22.)
26    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon



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1becoming law.