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Public Act 102-0130


 

Public Act 0130 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0130
 
HB0574 EnrolledLRB102 11414 LNS 16747 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Not-For-Profit Dispute Resolution
Center Act is amended by changing Sections 3 and 4 as follows:
 
    (710 ILCS 20/3)  (from Ch. 37, par. 853)
    Sec. 3. (a) In judicial circuits which include a county
with a population of over 2,000,000 inhabitants, a dispute
resolution fund shall be established.
    (b) In any other judicial circuit a dispute resolution
fund shall be established upon a finding by the Chief Judge of
the circuit that:
    (1) A dispute resolution center would significantly
enhance the administration of justice in that circuit; and
    (2) A dispute resolution center exists or should be
created in the judicial circuit.
    (c) In each judicial circuit in which a dispute resolution
fund is established, the clerks of the circuit court shall
charge and collect a dispute resolution fund fee of $2 $1, such
fee to be paid by the party initiating the action at the time
of filing the first pleading in all civil cases. Such fees
shall not be charged in any proceeding commenced by or on
behalf of a unit of local government.
    Such fees shall be in addition to all other fees and
charges of such clerks, shall be assessable as costs, and
shall be remitted by such clerks monthly to the county
treasurers, and shall be disbursed monthly by the county
treasurer to the dispute resolution fund established under
this Section. Each such clerk shall commence such charges and
collections upon receipt of written notice from the Chief
Judge of the judicial circuit that a dispute resolution fund
has been established.
    (d) Each dispute resolution fund established under this
Section shall be administered by the Chief Judge of the
judicial circuit in which the fund is established.
(Source: P.A. 85-756.)
 
    (710 ILCS 20/4)  (from Ch. 37, par. 854)
    Sec. 4. (a) Subject to the supervisory authority of the
Supreme Court, the Chief Judge of each judicial circuit in
which a dispute resolution fund has been established shall
annually make grant disbursements from the fund to dispute
resolution centers within the judicial circuit which meet the
criteria in Section 4 of this Act.
    (b) Disbursements by the Chief Judge shall be made to
qualified dispute resolution centers within a judicial circuit
based on each center's proportionate share of the total number
of cases resolved by all qualified centers in that circuit
during the year prior to application.
    (c) In no event shall the disbursement to any dispute
resolution center in one year exceed $300,000 $200,000. Any
amounts collected under Section 3 but not disbursed in a
particular year shall:
    (1) in single-county judicial circuits, be paid to the
county treasurer for the administration of justice in the
judicial circuit; and
    (2) in judicial circuits of more than one county, be paid
to the county treasurers of each county of the judicial
circuit for the administration of justice in the judicial
circuit, in amounts in proportion to the amounts of the
disbursements made by each of the county treasurers to the
fund during the year.
    (d) A dispute resolution center may accept funds from
other public entities or private sources.
(Source: P.A. 85-756.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2022