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 Bill Status of HB2238  98th General Assembly

Short Description:  FAILURE TO PAY FINES

House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
730 ILCS 5/5-9-3from Ch. 38, par. 1005-9-3

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Allows State's Attorneys, municipal attorneys, and attorneys retained under the Unified Code of Corrections to authorize the immobilization of motor vehicles belonging to persons that have defaulted on the payment of a fine, fee, cost, penalty, assessment, order of restitution, judgment order of bond forfeiture, judgment order of forfeiture, or other amount specified by law, or any installment thereof imposed by a court for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance. Requires the owner to be notified of the impending immobilization and their right to a hearing to challenge the validity of the immobilization. Allows costs associated with the immobilization, towing, and storage of the vehicle to be assessed to the owner, as well as any other fees authorized by this Section. Makes removing the device or assisting in the removal of the device without authorization a petty offense, and allows costs associated with this tampering to be assessed to the owner. Requires the owner to pay the amount owed or agreed upon by the attorney authorizing the impoundment within 24 hours or the vehicle shall be impounded. Requires the owner of a vehicle impounded under this Section to retrieve the vehicle from the impound lot within 21 days or the car will be disposed of in accordance with Section 4-208 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  2/14/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2013HouseAssigned to Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
  3/22/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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