Full Text of HB6200 99th General Assembly
HB6200enr 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Legislative findings and intent.
Assembly finds that the ability of an individual incarcerated
maintain contact with the community and family is critical
to a successful re-entry after release from
addition, many incarcerated people are parents. Communication
has been proven essential to
the healthy development of their
children. Many people are incarcerated far away from where
family and friends reside, which in some cases may be a
country outside the United States. Telephone
frequently the only method available to maintain vital contact
with loved ones. The purpose of
this legislation is to ensure
that people incarcerated can maintain contact with their loved
creating an undue burden on the person
incarcerated or the recipient of phone calls. The General
intends that when determining the best value of a
telephone service, the lowest possible cost to the
user shall be emphasized.
The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 3-4-1 as follows:
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(730 ILCS 5/3-4-1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1003-4-1)
Gifts and Grants; Special Trusts Funds;
Corrections Reimbursement and Education Fund.
(a) The Department may accept, receive and use, for and in
behalf of the
State, any moneys, goods or services given for
general purposes of this
Code by the federal government or from
any other source, public
or private, including collections from
inmates, reimbursement of payments
under the Workers'
Compensation Act, and commissions from inmate collect call
telephone systems under an agreement with the Department of
Services. For these purposes the Department
may comply with such
conditions and enter into such agreements
upon such covenants, terms, and
conditions as the Department
may deem necessary or desirable, if the
agreement is not in
conflict with State law.
(a-5) Beginning January 1, 2018, the Department of Central
Management Services shall contract with the
who proposes the lowest per minute rate not exceeding 7 cents
per minute for
debit, prepaid, collect calls and who does not
bill to any party any tax, service charge, or additional fee
exceeding the per minute rate, including, but not limited to,
any per call surcharge, account set up
fee, bill statement fee,
monthly account maintenance charge, or refund fee as
established by the
Federal Communications Commission Order for
state prisons in the Matter of Rates for Interstate
Calling Services, Second Report and Order, WC Docket 12-375,
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FCC 15-136 (adopted Oct. 22,
2015). Telephone services made
available through a prepaid or collect call system shall
include international calls; those calls shall be made
available at reasonable rates subject to Federal
Communications Commission rules and regulations, but not to
exceed 23 cents per minute. This amendatory Act of the 99th
General Assembly applies to any new or renewal contract for
inmate calling services.
(b) On July 1, 1998, the Department of Corrections
and the Department of Corrections Education
Fund shall be combined into a
single fund to be known as the
Department of Corrections Reimbursement and
which is hereby created as a special fund in the State
Treasury. The moneys deposited into the Department of
Reimbursement and Education Fund shall be
appropriated to the
Department of Corrections for the expenses
of the Department.
The following shall be deposited into the Department of
Reimbursement and Education Fund:
(i) Moneys received or recovered by the Department of
reimbursement for expenses incurred for the
incarceration of committed persons.
(ii) Moneys received or recovered by the Department as
of payments made under the Workers'
(iii) Moneys received by the Department as commissions
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collect call telephone systems.
(iv) Moneys received or recovered by the Department as
expenses incurred by the employment of
persons referred to the Department as
participants in the
federal Job Training Partnership Act programs.
(v) Federal moneys, including reimbursement and
services rendered or to be rendered and moneys
for other than educational
purposes, under grant or
(vi) Moneys identified for deposit into the Fund under
of the School Code.
(vii) Moneys in the Department of Corrections
Reimbursement Fund and
the Department of Corrections
Education Fund at the close of business
on June 30, 1998.
(Source: P.A. 90-9, eff. 7-1-97; 90-587, eff. 7-1-98.)
This Act takes effect January