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55 ILCS 5/5-1103
(55 ILCS 5/5-1103)
(from Ch. 34, par. 5-1103)
Court services fee.
A county board may enact by ordinance or
resolution a court services fee dedicated to defraying court security expenses
incurred by the sheriff in providing court services or for any other court
services deemed necessary by the sheriff to provide for court security,
including without limitation court services provided pursuant to Section
3-6023, as now or hereafter amended. Such fee shall be paid in civil cases by
each party at the time of filing the first pleading, paper or other appearance;
provided that no additional fee shall be required if more than one party is
represented in a single pleading, paper or other appearance. In criminal,
local ordinance, county ordinance, traffic and conservation cases, such fee
shall be assessed against the defendant upon a plea of guilty, stipulation of
facts or findings of guilty, resulting in a judgment of conviction, or order of
supervision, or sentence of probation without entry of judgment pursuant to
Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act, Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, Section 10-102 of
the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act, Section 40-10 of the
Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act, or Section 10 of the
Steroid Control Act. In setting such fee, the county board may impose,
the concurrence of the Chief Judge of the judicial circuit in which the county
is located by administrative order entered by the Chief Judge,
rates for the various types or categories of criminal and civil cases, but the
maximum rate shall not exceed $25, unless the fee is set according to an acceptable cost study in accordance with Section 4-5001 of the Counties Code.
All proceeds from this fee must be used to defray court security expenses
incurred by the sheriff in providing court services.
No fee shall be imposed or collected,
however, in traffic, conservation, and ordinance cases in which fines are paid
without a court appearance. The fees shall be collected in the manner in which
all other court fees or costs are collected and shall be deposited into the
county general fund for payment solely of costs incurred by the sheriff in
providing court security or for any other court services deemed necessary by
the sheriff to provide for court security.
(Source: P.A. 99-265, eff. 1-1-16