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AMENDMENT TO 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: 4/23/2008
Date Passed:
4/23/2008

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Suffredin
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Summary:

Ordinance to clarify the type of offense for which the Children's Advocacy Center Fee will be assessed.


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 amended 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, but excluding any minor traffic violations under such Section.

 

            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. 

 

Effective date:            This Ordinance shall be effective upon adoption.


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