Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that no less than 30 days before the issuance of a warrant of arrest for nonpayment of a fine or an installment of a fine, a notice shall be mailed to the offender by first class mail to the most recent address which the offender has provided to the court. Provides that the notice shall contain the following information: (1) the amount of the fine which is due and owing; (2) the docket number of the case in which the fine was assessed; (3) the due date for payment of the fine; (4) instructions as to how payment of the fine may be made; (5) an explanation that willful refusal to pay the fine may result in imprisonment; and (6) instructions as to how the offender may request a hearing to present evidence that the offender did not willfully refuse to pay the fine, and that failure to pay was the result of the offender's inability to pay the fine.
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that for purposes of a provision concerning procedures for traffic violations, a violation shall be deemed resolved if the person has appeared in court and the court entered any final disposition, including: (i) a final order regarding the person's guilt or innocence; or (ii) an order granting a request by the State or local governmental body that initiated the charges for permission not to prosecute the charges. Further amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that if the prosecutor shows that default was due to an intentional refusal to pay, and due to a failure on the offender's part to make a good faith effort to pay, rather than the offender demonstrating the absence of these factors, the court may order the offender imprisoned for a term not to exceed 6 months if the fine was for a felony, or 30 days if the fine was for a misdemeanor, a petty offense or a business offense. Adds an immediate effective date to the bill.