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Public Act 096-1159





Public Act 096-1159
HB6235 EnrolledLRB096 20761 RLJ 36509 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
3-11004.1 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/3-11004.1 new)
    Sec. 3-11004.1. Posting requirements for uncashed checks.
No later than 60 days after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, for the purpose of
assisting Cook County residents in reclaiming uncashed checks
issued by Cook County, the Cook County Treasurer must post on
the Cook County Treasurer's official website information
related to uncashed checks issued in the regular course of
county business to Cook County residents. The Cook County
Treasurer must also post the procedure for a person to receive
a replacement check. The checks must be for an amount of $5 or
more. This Section applies only to a check that remains
uncashed by the payee for no less than one year and no more
than 5 years from its issue date.
    Cook County may not provide notice of uncashed checks in a
manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Section. This
Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of
Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent
exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised
by the State.

Effective Date: 1/1/2011