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AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CIRCUIT COURT CLERK OF COOK COUNTY TO ESTABLISH A FEE TO FINANCE CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTERS

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Date Introduced: 11/20/2007
Date Passed:
12/18/2007

Sponsors:
Suffredin
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Summary:

Ordinance to impose a $30.00 fee on certain offenses to fund Children's Advocacy Centers.


Activity Log:

11/20/2007
Referred to Committee on Finance.
12/18/2007
Amended in Committee: Paragraph 2) of Section 18-40 Children's Advocacy Center Fee deleted.
12/18/2007
Approved by Committee on Finance.

Full Text of Legislation:

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

 

Sec. 18-40.      Children’s Advocacy Center Fee.

 

            Beginning on January 1, 2008, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County shall collect a mandatory fee of $30.00 to be assessed as provided in this section.  Assessments shall be collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and must be deposited into an account specifically for the operation and administration of Children’s Advocacy Centers within Cook County

 

The fee is to be paid as follows:

 

1)         The fee shall be paid by the defendant in criminal cases on a judgment of guilty or a grant of supervision under Section 5-9-1 of the Unified Code of Corrections (730 ILCS 5) for a felony; for a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor; for a petty offense; and for a business offense. 

 

2)         Fees collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in traffic cases, as defined by Sections 27.5 and 27.6 of the Illinois Clerks of Courts Act (705 ILCS 105) are subject to disbursement as provided under Sections 27.5 and 27.6 of the Clerks of Courts Act and shall not be deposited into an account specifically for the operation and administration of Children’s Advocacy Centers within Cook County.

 

            This Ordinance shall not supersede any other Ordinance enacted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which establishes and sets fees to be charged for other services not previously listed and provided by the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. 

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 32 Fees, Section 32-1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:

 

Sec. 32-1.        Fee schedule.

 

The fees or charges provided for or required by the below listed sections shall be as shown below:

 

Code Section   

Description   

Fees, Rates,
Charges
(in dollars)   

CHAPTER 18, COURTS

18-40

Children’s Advocacy Center Fee

30.00

 

Effective date:            This Ordinance shall be effective upon adoption.

 


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