Bill Status of SB3850  101st General Assembly

Short Description:  FOIA-CLERK OF COURT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/2from Ch. 116, par. 202
5 ILCS 140/2.5
705 ILCS 105/16from Ch. 25, par. 16
705 ILCS 105/27.2b
705 ILCS 105/27.3bfrom Ch. 25, par. 27.3b
705 ILCS 135/5-20

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that "public body" includes the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Provides that all records relating to the obligation, receipt, and use of public funds of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public. Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides that records kept by the clerks of the circuit courts are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that specified unpaid assessments under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act shall not be included in an agreement between the clerk of the circuit court and the Department of Revenue to establish a program for the purposes of collecting certain balances owed. Provides that the clerk of the court shall (rather than may) accept credit card payments over the Internet for fines, penalties, court costs, or costs from offenders on voluntary electronic pleas of guilty in minor traffic and conservation offenses to satisfy the requirement of written pleas of guilty. Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides that one hour of public or community service shall be equivalent to $10 (rather than $4) of assessment.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2020SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/14/2020SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2020SenateReferred to Assignments
  12/1/2020SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die