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Public Act 098-1132


 

Public Act 1132 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 098-1132
 
SB3075 EnrolledLRB098 19551 RLC 54737 b

    AN ACT concerning courts.
 
    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
4-11001 as follows:
 
    (55 ILCS 5/4-11001)  (from Ch. 34, par. 4-11001)
    Sec. 4-11001. Juror fees. Each county shall pay to grand
and petit jurors for their services in attending courts the
sums of $25 for the first day and thereafter $50 sum of $4 for
each day of necessary attendance at such courts as jurors in
counties of the first class, the sum of $5 for each day in
counties of the second class, and the sum of $10 for each day
in counties of the third class, or such higher amount as may be
fixed by the county board.
    In addition, jurors shall receive such travel expense as
may be determined by the county board, provided that jurors in
counties of the first class and second class shall receive at
least 10 cents per mile for their travel expense. Mileage shall
be allowed for travel during a juror's term as well as for
travel at the opening and closing of his term.
    If a judge so orders, a juror shall also receive
reimbursement for the actual cost of day care incurred by the
juror during his or her service on a jury.
    The juror fees for service, transportation, and day care
shall be paid out of the county treasury.
    The clerk of the court shall furnish to each juror without
fee whenever he is discharged a certificate of the number of
days' attendance at court, and upon presentation thereof to the
county treasurer, he shall pay to the juror the sum provided
for his service.
    Any juror may elect to waive the fee paid for service,
transportation, or day care, or any combination thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-840, eff. 1-1-13.)
 
    Section 10. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
changing Section 2-1105 as follows:
 
    (735 ILCS 5/2-1105)  (from Ch. 110, par. 2-1105)
    Sec. 2-1105. Jury demand.
    (a) A plaintiff desirous of a trial by jury must file a
demand therefor with the clerk at the time the action is
commenced. A defendant desirous of a trial by jury must file a
demand therefor not later than the filing of his or her answer.
Otherwise, the party waives a jury. If an action is filed
seeking equitable relief and the court thereafter determines
that one or more of the parties is or are entitled to a trial by
jury, the plaintiff, within 3 days from the entry of such order
by the court, or the defendant, within 6 days from the entry of
such order by the court, may file his or her demand for trial
by jury with the clerk of the court. If the plaintiff files a
jury demand and thereafter waives a jury, any defendant and, in
the case of multiple defendants, if the defendant who filed a
jury demand thereafter waives a jury, any other defendant shall
be granted a jury trial upon demand therefor made promptly
after being advised of the waiver and upon payment of the
proper fees, if any, to the clerk.
    (b) All jury cases where the claim for damages is $50,000
or less shall be tried by a jury of 6, unless either party
demands a jury of 12. If a fee in connection with a jury demand
is required by statute or rule of court, the fee for a jury of 6
shall be 1/2 the fee for a jury of 12. A party demanding a jury
of 12 after another party has paid the applicable fee for a
jury of 6 shall pay the remaining 1/2 of the fee applicable to
a jury of 12. If alternate jurors are requested, an additional
fee established by the county shall be charged for each
alternate juror requested. For all cases filed prior to the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General
Assembly, if a party has paid for a jury of 12, that party may
demand a jury of 12 upon proof of payment.
(Source: P.A. 94-206, eff. 1-1-06.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect June 1,
2015.

Effective Date: 6/1/2015