State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced 2/5/2015, by Sen. William R. Haine


55 ILCS 5/5-1103  from Ch. 34, par. 5-1103

    Amends the Counties Code. Provides that a court services fee shall not exceed $25 unless the fee is set according to an acceptable cost study under the Code.

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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 Section
55-1103 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/5-1103)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1103)
7    Sec. 5-1103. Court services fee. A county board may enact
8by ordinance or resolution a court services fee dedicated to
9defraying court security expenses incurred by the sheriff in
10providing court services or for any other court services deemed
11necessary by the sheriff to provide for court security,
12including without limitation court services provided pursuant
13to Section 3-6023, as now or hereafter amended. Such fee shall
14be paid in civil cases by each party at the time of filing the
15first pleading, paper or other appearance; provided that no
16additional fee shall be required if more than one party is
17represented in a single pleading, paper or other appearance. In
18criminal, local ordinance, county ordinance, traffic and
19conservation cases, such fee shall be assessed against the
20defendant upon a plea of guilty, stipulation of facts or
21findings of guilty, resulting in a judgment of conviction, or
22order of supervision, or sentence of probation without entry of
23judgment pursuant to Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act,



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1Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, Section
270 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
3Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05 of the
4Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, Section
510-102 of the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency
6Act, Section 40-10 of the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and
7Dependency Act, or Section 10 of the Steroid Control Act. In
8setting such fee, the county board may impose, with the
9concurrence of the Chief Judge of the judicial circuit in which
10the county is located by administrative order entered by the
11Chief Judge, differential rates for the various types or
12categories of criminal and civil cases, but the maximum rate
13shall not exceed $25, unless the fee is set according to an
14acceptable cost study in accordance with Section 4-5001 of the
15Counties Code. All proceeds from this fee must be used to
16defray court security expenses incurred by the sheriff in
17providing court services. No fee shall be imposed or collected,
18however, in traffic, conservation, and ordinance cases in which
19fines are paid without a court appearance. The fees shall be
20collected in the manner in which all other court fees or costs
21are collected and shall be deposited into the county general
22fund for payment solely of costs incurred by the sheriff in
23providing court security or for any other court services deemed
24necessary by the sheriff to provide for court security.
25(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)