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 Bill Status of HB0339  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  COUNTIES CODE-JUROR FEES

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Madigan - Barbara Flynn Currie - Monique D. Davis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. John J. Cullerton )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/20/2005SenateThird Reading - Lost; 029-027-000

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/4-11001from Ch. 34, par. 4-11001
30 ILCS 805/8.29 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Increases the amount paid by the county to jurors for their services in attending courts. Authorizes the clerk of court to impose a juror fund fee of no more than $10 on each plaintiff and defendant in an action for the purpose of funding juror fees. Exempts parties to certain types of actions from the payment of the juror fund fee. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything and re-inserts similar provisions with these changes: provides that juror fees for service, transportation, and day care shall be paid out of the County Juror Fund, unless amounts in that Fund are insufficient, in which case they shall be paid out of the county treasury; provides that the juror fund fee shall be fixed by the county board, subject to the $10 limit; provides that moneys in the Fund and all income earned on those moneys shall remain in the Fund and shall be available for appropriation by the county board from fiscal year to fiscal year for the purposes provided in the new provisions; provides that parties to actions under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 are exempt from payment of juror fund fees; and provides that, in a class action, the court shall determine the amount of the fee, if any, to be charged to each plaintiff and defendant as equity requires. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (H-AM 1) Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 House Bill 339 (H-AM 1) will have no fiscal impact on the judicial branch.

 Judicial Note (H-AM1) Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 House Bill 339 (H-AM 1) would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Judicial Note (H-AM 1) Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Based on a review of House Bill 339 (H-AM 1) it has been determined that the legislation would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of House amendment No. 1 with changes. Provides that the increased juror fees take effect when a juror fund fee is imposed. Requires county boards, within 180 days, to conduct a cost study and impose juror fund fees. Allows the county board to modify juror fund fees, but increases must be supported by an acceptable cost study. Provides that once juror fund fees are imposed, juror fees shall be paid out of the County Juror Fund (not the county treasury generally). Requires monthly transfers from the county treasury to the Fund equal to one-twelfth of the juror fees paid out of the county treasury during the 12-month period before juror fund fees are imposed. Preempts home rule powers. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (H-AM 4) (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Based on a review of House Bill 339 (H-AM 4) it has been determined that the legislation would not have a fiscal impact on the State, however, there would be a fiscal impact on the judicial branch at the county level. The fiscal impact of this legislation would vary county-to-county.

 Fiscal Note (H-AM 4) Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Based on a review of House Bill 339 (H-AM 4) it has been determined that the legislation would not have a fiscal impact on the State, however, there would be a fiscal impact on the judicial branch at the county level. The fiscal impact of this legislation would vary county-to-county.

 Judicial Note (H-AM 4) Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 House Bill 339 (H-AM 4) would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/21/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
  1/21/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  1/26/2005HouseFirst Reading
  1/26/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/26/2005HouseAssigned to Local Government Committee
  2/2/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Local Government Committee
  2/2/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Local Government Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/2/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Local Government Committee; 007-004-000
  2/3/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/3/2005HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  2/3/2005HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  2/8/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed As Amended by HA 1
  2/8/2005HouseJudicial Note Filed As Amended by HA 1
  2/10/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/10/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  2/17/2005HouseJudicial Note Filed As Amended by HA 1
  2/18/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/18/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/22/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/2/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Withdrawn by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/2/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/2/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 064-050-001
  3/3/2005HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40(a)
  3/8/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  3/8/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/8/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/8/2005SenateFirst Reading
  3/8/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  3/10/2005SenateFiscal Note Filed from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
  4/5/2005SenateFiscal Note Filed on House Amendment No. 4, from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
  4/5/2005SenateJudicial Note Filed on House Amendment No. 4, from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Local Government
  4/20/2005SenateDo Pass Local Government; 006-004-000
  4/20/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2005
  5/4/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/4/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 5, 2005
  5/20/2005SenateThird Reading - Lost; 029-027-000

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