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Full Text of SB2953  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Filed: 11/23/2022





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2953 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
5Section 4-7001 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/4-7001)  (from Ch. 34, par. 4-7001)
7    Sec. 4-7001. Coroner's fees. The fees of the coroner's
8office shall be as follows:
9        1. For a copy of a transcript of sworn testimony:
10    $5.00 per page.
11        2. For a copy of an autopsy report (if not included in
12    transcript): $50.00.
13        3. For a copy of the verdict of a coroner's jury:
14    $5.00.
15        4. For a copy of a toxicology report: $25.00.
16        5. For a print of or an electronic file containing a



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1    picture obtained by the coroner: actual cost or $3.00,
2    whichever is greater.
3        6. For each copy of miscellaneous reports, including
4    artist's drawings but not including police reports: actual
5    cost or $25.00, whichever is greater.
6        7. For a coroner's or medical examiner's permit to
7    cremate a dead human body: $100.00 $50.00. The coroner may
8    waive, at his or her discretion, the permit fee if the
9    coroner determines that the person is indigent and unable
10    to pay the permit fee or under other special
11    circumstances.
12    All of which fees shall be certified by the court; in the
13case of inmates of any State charitable or penal institution,
14the fees shall be paid by the operating department or
15commission, out of the State Treasury. The coroner shall file
16his or her claim in probate for his or her fees and he or she
17shall render assistance to the State's attorney in the
18collection of such fees out of the estate of the deceased. In
19counties of less than 1,000,000 population, the State's
20attorney shall collect such fees out of the estate of the
22    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the
23coroner is required by law to perform any of the duties of the
24office of the sheriff, the coroner is entitled to the like fees
25and compensation as are allowed by law to the sheriff for the
26performance of similar services.



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1    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the
2coroner of any county is required to travel in the performance
3of his or her duties, he or she shall receive the same mileage
4fees as are authorized for the sheriff of such county.
5    All fees under this Section collected by or on behalf of
6the coroner's office shall be paid over to the county
7treasurer and deposited into a special account in the county
8treasury. Moneys in the special account shall be used solely
9for the purchase of electronic and forensic identification
10equipment or other related supplies and the operating expenses
11of the coroner's office.
12(Source: P.A. 96-1161, eff. 7-21-10.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,