92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB4078
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SUP CT-LAWYER ASSISTANCE                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Lawyers' Assistance Program Act and amends the  State      
   Finance  Act.  Authorizes  the  Illinois  Supreme  Court to enter into      
   contracts or agreements with or make grants to non-profit entities  to      
   provide assistance to lawyers who are addicted, abuse alcohol or other      
   substances,  or are in need of mental health assistance.  Requires the      
   Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to collect an annual      
   fee from licensed attorneys in the amount of $7 or as set  by  Supreme      
   Court  rule.  Creates a special fund in the State treasury for deposit      
   of the fees and for  payment  for  the  lawyers'  assistance  program.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          FISCAL NOTE (Illinois Courts Administrative Office)                  
          The fees collected and in turn appropriated and used for the         
          limited purposes authorized by HB 4078 would have no fiscal          
          impact on the judicial branch of government, excluding nominal       
          administrative costs.                                                
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0747

   Last action date: JUL-31-2002

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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