HB5003 EnrolledLRB099 18946 RLC 43335 b

1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Veterans and Servicemembers Court Treatment
5Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 167/15)
7    Sec. 15. Authorization. The Chief Judge of each judicial
8circuit shall may establish a Veterans and Servicemembers Court
9program including a format under which it operates under this
10Act. The Veterans and Servicemembers Court may, at the
11discretion of the Chief Judge, be a separate court or a program
12of a problem-solving court, including but not limited to a drug
13court or mental health court. At the discretion of the Chief
14Judge, the Veterans and Servicemembers Court program may be
15operated in one county in the Circuit, and allow veteran and
16servicemember defendants from all counties within the Circuit
17to participate.
18(Source: P.A. 96-924, eff. 6-14-10; 97-946, eff. 8-13-12.)
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
201, 2018.