Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides a minimum fine is $25. Provides when any defendant is convicted, pleads guilty, or placed on court supervision for a violation of a law or local ordinance, the court shall order one schedule of assessments in the case plus any conditional assessment applicable to a conviction in the case, as set forth in the Act, for the defendant to pay in addition to any fine, restitution, or forfeiture ordered by the court. Provides all money collected by the clerk of the court based on the schedules or conditional assessments shall be remitted to the appropriate treasurer as directed in the Act. Provides the treasurers shall deposit the money as indicated in the ordered schedule or conditional assessment. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that a defendant may petition the court for full or partial waiver of court assessments imposed under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides the court shall grant a full or partial waiver of court assessments if specified conditions are met. Makes corresponding and conforming changes to various Acts and Codes. Repeals various laws. Effective July 1, 2019, except for certain provisions that are effective July 1, 2018.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Increases the assessments to be collected under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act Schedules 1 through 3 and Schedules 5 through 13, changes assessment distributions in those schedules and in the conditional assessments distribution, adds a new assessment schedule for truck weight and load offenses, and adds definition of "fine". Amends the State Finance Act to create the State Police Law Enforcement Administration Fund for revenue for State Police arrests under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides for a delinquency fee based on the length of the delinquency on unpaid assessments and circuit court civil fees. Deletes the Secretary of State single fee on certain multiple sanctions under the Illinois Vehicle Code. Increases some of the fees to be collected for circuit court civil cases. Makes conforming and technical changes. Effective July 1, 2019, except for certain provisions that are effective July 1, 2018.
House Floor Amendment No. 4 Modifies the assessment schedule for various specified offenses, and specifies the money to be collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and deposited by the State Treasurer into the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund. Makes conforming changes.
Replaces use of the county Child Advocacy Center Fund to support the activities and services of the Court Appointed Special Advocates with support for the operation and administration of the Children's Advocacy Center within that county in the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Further amends the State Finance Act provision on the State Police Law Enforcement Administration Fund to provide the primary purpose of the Fund shall be to finance State Police cadet classes in May and October of each year. Further amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides for minimum fines and the distribution of fines imposed by the court in a case. Provides that for purposes of determining whether the fine would impose an undue burden on the victim, "victim" shall not be construed to include the defendant. Repeals the provision for a fee for a children's waiting room for children whose parents or guardians are attending a court hearing as a litigant, witness, or for other court purposes as determined by the court. Makes technical changes.