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Full Text of SB0583  102nd General Assembly

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1    AN ACT concerning courts.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Local Records Act is amended by changing
5Section 3a as follows:
 
6    (50 ILCS 205/3a)  (from Ch. 116, par. 43.103a)
7    Sec. 3a. Reports and records of the obligation, receipt,
8and use of public funds of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
9Cook County, units of local government, and school districts,
10including certified audits, management letters and other audit
11reports made by the Auditor General, County Auditors, other
12officers or by licensed Certified Public Accountants permitted
13to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act and
14presented to the corporate authorities or boards of the units
15of local government, are public records available for
16inspection by the public. These records shall be kept at the
17official place of business of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
18Cook County and each unit of local government and school
19district or at a designated place of business of the unit or
20district. These records shall be available for public
21inspection during regular office hours except when in
22immediate use by persons exercising official duties which
23require the use of those records. The person in charge of such

 

 

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1records may require a notice in writing to be submitted 24
2hours prior to inspection and may require that such notice
3specify which records are to be inspected. Nothing in this
4Section shall require units of local government and school
5districts to invade or assist in the invasion of any person's
6right to privacy.
7(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)
 
8    Section 10. The Clerks of Courts Act is amended by
9changing Section 27.3b as follows:
 
10    (705 ILCS 105/27.3b)  (from Ch. 25, par. 27.3b)
11    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-652)
12    Sec. 27.3b. The clerk of court may accept payment of
13fines, penalties, or costs by certified check, credit card, or
14debit card approved by the clerk from an offender who has been
15convicted of or placed on court supervision for a traffic
16offense, petty offense, ordinance offense, or misdemeanor or
17who has been convicted of a felony offense. The clerk of the
18circuit court shall may accept credit card payments over the
19Internet for fines, penalties, court costs, or costs from
20offenders on voluntary electronic pleas of guilty in minor
21traffic and conservation offenses to satisfy the requirement
22of written pleas of guilty as provided in Illinois Supreme
23Court Rule 529. The clerk of the court may also accept payment
24of statutory fees by a credit card or debit card. The clerk of

 

 

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1the court may also accept the credit card or debit card for the
2cash deposit of bail bond fees.
3    The clerk of the circuit court is authorized to enter into
4contracts with credit card or debit card companies approved by
5the clerk and to negotiate the payment of convenience and
6administrative fees normally charged by those companies for
7allowing the clerk of the circuit court to accept their credit
8cards or debit cards in payment as authorized herein. The
9clerk of the circuit court is authorized to enter into
10contracts with third party fund guarantors, facilitators, and
11service providers under which those entities may contract
12directly with customers of the clerk of the circuit court and
13guarantee and remit the payments to the clerk of the circuit
14court. Where the offender pays fines, penalties, or costs by
15credit card or debit card or through a third party fund
16guarantor, facilitator, or service provider, or anyone paying
17statutory fees of the circuit court clerk or the posting of
18cash bail, the clerk shall collect a service fee of up to $5 or
19the amount charged to the clerk for use of its services by the
20credit card or debit card issuer, third party fund guarantor,
21facilitator, or service provider. This service fee shall be in
22addition to any other fines, penalties, or costs. The clerk of
23the circuit court is authorized to negotiate the assessment of
24convenience and administrative fees by the third party fund
25guarantors, facilitators, and service providers with the
26revenue earned by the clerk of the circuit court to be remitted

 

 

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1to the county general revenue fund.
2    As used in this Section, "certified check" has the meaning
3provided in Section 3-409 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
4(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
 
5    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-652)
6    Sec. 27.3b. The clerk of court may accept payment of
7fines, penalties, or costs by certified check, credit card, or
8debit card approved by the clerk from an offender who has been
9convicted of or placed on court supervision for a traffic
10offense, petty offense, ordinance offense, or misdemeanor or
11who has been convicted of a felony offense. The clerk of the
12circuit court shall may accept credit card payments over the
13Internet for fines, penalties, court costs, or costs from
14offenders on voluntary electronic pleas of guilty in minor
15traffic and conservation offenses to satisfy the requirement
16of written pleas of guilty as provided in Illinois Supreme
17Court Rule 529. The clerk of the court may also accept payment
18of statutory fees by a credit card or debit card.
19    The clerk of the circuit court is authorized to enter into
20contracts with credit card or debit card companies approved by
21the clerk and to negotiate the payment of convenience and
22administrative fees normally charged by those companies for
23allowing the clerk of the circuit court to accept their credit
24cards or debit cards in payment as authorized herein. The
25clerk of the circuit court is authorized to enter into

 

 

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1contracts with third party fund guarantors, facilitators, and
2service providers under which those entities may contract
3directly with customers of the clerk of the circuit court and
4guarantee and remit the payments to the clerk of the circuit
5court. Where the offender pays fines, penalties, or costs by
6credit card or debit card or through a third party fund
7guarantor, facilitator, or service provider, or anyone paying
8statutory fees of the circuit court clerk, the clerk shall
9collect a service fee of up to $5 or the amount charged to the
10clerk for use of its services by the credit card or debit card
11issuer, third party fund guarantor, facilitator, or service
12provider. This service fee shall be in addition to any other
13fines, penalties, or costs. The clerk of the circuit court is
14authorized to negotiate the assessment of convenience and
15administrative fees by the third party fund guarantors,
16facilitators, and service providers with the revenue earned by
17the clerk of the circuit court to be remitted to the county
18general revenue fund.
19    As used in this Section, "certified check" has the meaning
20provided in Section 3-409 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
21(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 1-1-23.)
 
22    Section 95. No acceleration or delay. Where this Act makes
23changes in a statute that is represented in this Act by text
24that is not yet or no longer in effect (for example, a Section
25represented by multiple versions), the use of that text does

 

 

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1not accelerate or delay the taking effect of (i) the changes
2made by this Act or (ii) provisions derived from any other
3Public Act.