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Public Act 093-0468


 

Public Act 93-0468 of the 93rd General Assembly


Public Act 93-0468

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    AN ACT in relation to county 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  changing
Section 3-5015 as follows:

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5015)
    Sec.  3-5015.  Certificates  of discharge or release from
active duty. Certificates of discharge or  MEMBER-4  copy  of
certificate  of  release  or  discharge  from  active duty of
honorably discharged or separated members  of  the  military,
aviation  and  naval  forces  of  the  United States shall be
recorded by each recorder, free of charge, in a separate book
which shall be kept for the purpose. The recorder in counties
of over 500,000 population shall as soon as practicable after
the  recording  of  the  original  discharge  certificate  or
MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of  release  or  discharge  from
active  duty,  deliver  to  each  of the persons named in the
discharge certificate or  MEMBER-4  copy  of  certificate  of
release  or  discharge  from  active  duty, or his agent, one
certified copy of his discharge certificate or MEMBER-4  copy
of  certificate  of  release  or  discharge  from active duty
without  charge.  Additional  certified   copies   shall   be
furnished by the recorder upon the payment to the recorder of
a  fee of $1.25, payable in advance, for each such additional
certified copy.
    Upon the delivery of  the  certificate  of  discharge  or
MEMBER-4  copy  of  certificate  of release or discharge from
active duty after the recordation thereof is  completed,  and
the  delivery  of  one  certified  copy thereof to the person
named in  the  discharge  certificate  or  MEMBER-4  copy  of
certificate  of  release or discharge from active duty or his
agent, the receipt theretofore issued by the recorder,  or  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  surrendered to the recorder, with a
signed statement acknowledging the receipt of  the  discharge
certificate  or  MEMBER-4  copy  of certificate of release or
discharge from active duty and the certified copy thereof.
    Certified copies of  the  certificates  of  discharge  or
MEMBER-4  copy  of  certificate  of release or discharge from
active duty furnished by the recorder may vary from the  size
of  the  original,  if  in the judgment of the recorder, such
certified copies are complete and legible.
    A  military  discharge  form  (DD-214)   or   any   other
certificate of discharge or release from active duty document
that  was issued by the United States government or any state
government in reference to those who served with an active or
inactive military reserve unit or National  Guard  force  and
that  was  recorded by a County Clerk or Recorder of Deeds is
not subject to public inspection, enjoying all the protection
covered by the federal Privacy  Act  of  1974  or  any  other
privacy  law. These documents shall be accessible only to the
person named in the document, the named person's  dependents,
the  county veterans' service officer, representatives of the
Department of Veterans' Affairs, or any person  with  written
authorization  from  the  named  person or the named person's
dependents.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2004