Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Repeals provision that committed persons shall be responsible to reimburse the Department of Corrections for the expenses incurred by their incarceration at a rate to be determined by the Department. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure to make conforming changes.
Governor Amendatory Veto Message Recommends: (i) deleting the provisions of the enrolled bill; and (ii) inserting language amending the Unified Code of Corrections by providing: (A) that the Department of Corrections shall establish by rule a standard for determining when to seek recovery of incarceration costs from committed persons; (B) the purpose of the standard is to protect persons convicted of non-violent offenses without substantial assets or income from recovery efforts that could inhibit their successful reintegration into the community, while enabling the Department to seek recovery from persons who were convicted of violent offenses or who have sufficient assets or income that could be applied to pay for the costs of their incarceration; and (C) notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, neither the Attorney General nor the Department shall seek to recover incarceration costs except as permitted by the standard established by rule. (Deletes reference to: 730 ILCS 5/3-2-2, 730 ILCS 5/3-12-2, 730 ILCS 5/3-12-5, 730 ILCS 5/3-7-6 rep., 735 ILCS 5/4-101. Adds reference to: 730 ILCS 5/3-7-6.)