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Public Act 094-0595




Public Act 094-0595
SB1443 Enrolled LRB094 09122 LCB 39352 b

    AN ACT concerning courts.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Clerks of Courts Act is amended by changing
Section 27.3a as follows:
    (705 ILCS 105/27.3a)  (from Ch. 25, par. 27.3a)
    Sec. 27.3a. Fees for automated record keeping.
    1. The expense of establishing and maintaining automated
record keeping systems in the offices of the clerks of the
circuit court shall be borne by the county. To defray such
expense in any county having established such an automated
system or which elects to establish such a system, the county
board may require the clerk of the circuit court in their
county to charge and collect a court automation fee of not less
than $1 nor more than $15 $5 to be charged and collected by the
clerk of the court. Such fee shall be paid at the time of
filing the first pleading, paper or other appearance filed by
each party in all civil cases or by the defendant in any
felony, traffic, misdemeanor, municipal ordinance, or
conservation case upon a judgment of guilty or grant of
supervision, provided that the record keeping system which
processes the case category for which the fee is charged is
automated or has been approved for automation by the county
board, and provided further that no additional fee shall be
required if more than one party is presented in a single
pleading, paper or other appearance. Such fee shall be
collected in the manner in which all other fees or costs are
    2. Each clerk shall commence such charges and collections
upon receipt of written notice from the chairman of the county
board together with a certified copy of the board's resolution,
which the clerk shall file of record in his office.
    3. Such fees shall be in addition to all other fees and
charges of such clerks, and assessable as costs, and may be
waived only if the judge specifically provides for the waiver
of the court automation fee. The fees shall be remitted monthly
by such clerk to the county treasurer, to be retained by him in
a special fund designated as the court automation fund. The
fund shall be audited by the county auditor, and the board
shall make expenditure from the fund in payment of any cost
related to the automation of court records, including hardware,
software, research and development costs and personnel related
thereto, provided that the expenditure is approved by the clerk
of the court and by the chief judge of the circuit court or his
    4. Such fees shall not be charged in any matter coming to
any such clerk on change of venue, nor in any proceeding to
review the decision of any administrative officer, agency or
(Source: P.A. 87-669; 87-670; 87-671; 87-838; 87-1230.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2006