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AN ORDINANCE CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF THE FEE TO FINANCE THE PEER OR TEEN COURT

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Date Introduced: 10/19/2006
Date Passed:
11/2/2006

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Suffredin
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Summary:

Ordinance to create a special fund to be used to finance the peer or teen court.


Activity Log:

10/17/2006
Referred to Committee on Finance
11/2/2006
Amended in Committee to read: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED, AS FOLLOWS: Chapter 18, Section 40 read as follows: Beginning on or before December 1, 2006, the Comptroller shall create a special revenue fund to be entitled, “The Peer Court Special Revenue Fund.” The Circuit Court Clerk of Cook County shall deposit the fees generated from Chapter 18, Section 37, into such Fund which shall only be disbursed by appropriation of the County Board to appropriate entities for the operation and administration of a teen court, peer court, peer jury, youth court or other youth diversion program within Cook County. With the advice and consent of the Board, the Judicial Advisory Committee Council shall be responsible for the disbursement of the Fund to appropriate programs as grants subject to approval by the Board within Cook County on an annual basis.
11/2/2006
Approved by the Committee on Finance.

Full Text of Legislation:

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF THE FEE TO FINANCE THE PEER OR TEEN COURT

                                                    

WHEREAS, on March 1, 2005, the Cook County Board of Commissioners enacted Ordinance No. 05-O-15 (Section 18-37 of the Cook County Code) which enables the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County to collect a mandatory fee of $5.00 by a defendant on a judgment of guilty or grant of supervision under Section 5-9-1 of the Unified Code of Corrections; and

 

WHEREAS, the fee must be deposited by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County into an account specifically for the operation and administration of a teen court, peer court, peer jury, youth court, or other youth diversion program, monthly, less five percent, which is to be retained as fee income to the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County; and

 

WHEREAS, a specific special revenue fund must be created so that the fees may be collected and then disbursed for its stated purposes.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 18, Article II, Sec.18-40 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows:

 

Sec. 18-40.   Peer Court Special Revenue Fund.

 

Beginning on or before December 1, 2006, the Comptroller shall create a special revenue fund to be entitled, “The Peer Court Special Revenue Fund.”  The Circuit Court Clerk of Cook County shall deposit the fees generated from Chapter 18, Section 37, into such Fund which shall only be disbursed by appropriation of the County Board to appropriate entities for the operation and administration of a teen court, peer court, peer jury, youth court or other youth diversion program within Cook CountyWith the advice and consent of the Board, the Judicial Advisory Committee shall be responsible for the disbursement of the Funds to appropriate programs as grants subject ot approval by the Board within Cook County on an annual basis.

 


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