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Full Text of SB2415  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by changing
5Section 25.5 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 535/25.5)
7    Sec. 25.5. Death Certificate Surcharge Fund. The
8additional $2 fee for certified copies of death certificates
9and fetal death certificates must be deposited into the Death
10Certificate Surcharge Fund, a special fund created in the State
11treasury. Beginning 30 days after the effective date of this
12amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly and until January
131, 2003 and then beginning again on July 1, 2003 and until July
141, 2005, moneys in the Fund, subject to appropriation, may be
15used by the Department for the purpose of implementing an
16electronic reporting system for death registrations as
17provided in Section 18.5 of this Act. Before the effective date
18of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, on and
19after January 1, 2003 and until July 1, 2003, and on and after
20July 1, 2005, moneys in the Fund, subject to appropriations,
21may be used as follows: (i) 25% by the Coroner Training Board
22for the purpose of training coroners, deputy coroners, forensic
23pathologists, and police officers for death investigations and



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1lodging and travel expenses relating to training, (ii) 25% for
2grants by the Department of Public Health for distribution to
3all local county coroners and medical examiners or officials
4charged with the duties set forth under Division 3-3 of the
5Counties Code, who have a different title, for equipment and
6lab facilities, (iii) 25% by the Department of Public Health
7for the purpose of setting up a statewide database of death
8certificates and implementing an electronic reporting system
9for death registrations pursuant to Section 18.5, and (iv) 25%
10for distribution a grant by the Department of Public Health to
11local registrars. Officials receiving distributions from the
12Department of Public Health shall submit a letter of
13verification to the Department indicating that funds received
14under this Section were used as prescribed in this Section.
15Officials receiving distributions from the Department of
16Public Health that fail to provide the letter of verification
17shall be ineligible for distributions for the following 3
18consecutive years unless a suitable letter of verification is
19provided to the Department.
20(Source: P.A. 99-408, eff. 1-1-16.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.