92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0549
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PUBLIC DEFENDER SALARIES                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Counties  Code.   Provides  that  the  State   shall      
   reimburse  counties  for  compensation  paid to the Public Defender in      
   counties having a population of less than 500,000.  Provides that  the      
   reimbursement  amount  shall be equal to 40% of the salary paid to the      
   State's Attorney in counties having a population of less than  500,000      
   but  more  than  100,000,  and  25%  of the salary paid to the State's      
   Attorney in counties having a population of 100,000 or less.                
          FISCAL NOTE (Office of the Illinois Courts)                          
          Survey results indicate that salaries of public defenders vary       
          substantially. Maximum reimbursement to counties for public          
          defender salaries would be approximately $50,000 for counties        
          with a population of 100,000 to 500,000, $32,000 for counties        
          with a population of 30,000 to 100,000, and $25,000 for coun-        
          ties with populations of less than 30,000. Direct reimbursement      
          of county expense for public defender salaries pursuant to           
          HB 549 would have no fiscal impact on the judicial branch.           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Amends the Counties Code.  Requires that the      
   State treasury pay 66 2/3% of  a  county's  public  defender's  annual      
   salary.   Provides  that  a  full-time county public defender's salary      
   must be 90% or more of the State's attorney's salary in that county.        
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Further amends the Counties Code. Restores  text  providing  that      
   when  a  Public  Defender  in a county of 30,000 or more population is      
   receiving not less  than  90%  of  the  compensation  of  the  State's      
   Attorney  in that county, that Public Defender shall not engage in the      
   private practice of law.  Provides that  the  State  moneys  paid  for      
   Public Defender salaries shall be paid monthly from the State treasury      
   to the county in which each Public Defender is employed.                    
        GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE                                     
        Recommends that a July 1, 2002 effective date be added to the          
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0508

   Last action date: JAN-01-2002

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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