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Full Text of SB3295  97th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/7/2012, by Sen. Susan Garrett


55 ILCS 5/4-7001  from Ch. 34, par. 4-7001

    Amends the Counties Code. In provisions concerning coroner's fees, requires that the coroner waive the fee for a copy of an autopsy report if the copy is requested by a physician who provided the coroner with a copy of the decedent's medical records free of charge. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing Section
54-7001 as follows:
6    (55 ILCS 5/4-7001)  (from Ch. 34, par. 4-7001)
7    Sec. 4-7001. Coroner's fees. The fees of the coroner's
8office shall be as follows:
9        1. For a copy of a transcript of sworn testimony: $5.00
10    per page.
11        2. For a copy of an autopsy report (if not included in
12    transcript): $50.00. The coroner must waive this fee if the
13    copy of the autopsy report is requested by a physician who
14    provided the coroner with a copy of the decedent's medical
15    records free of charge.
16        3. For a copy of the verdict of a coroner's jury:
17    $5.00.
18        4. For a copy of a toxicology report: $25.00.
19        5. For a print of or an electronic file containing a
20    picture obtained by the coroner: actual cost or $3.00,
21    whichever is greater.
22        6. For each copy of miscellaneous reports, including
23    artist's drawings but not including police reports: actual



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1    cost or $25.00, whichever is greater.
2        7. For a coroner's or medical examiner's permit to
3    cremate a dead human body: $50.00. The coroner may waive,
4    at his or her discretion, the permit fee if the coroner
5    determines that the person is indigent and unable to pay
6    the permit fee or under other special circumstances.
7    All of which fees shall be certified by the court; in the
8case of inmates of any State charitable or penal institution,
9the fees shall be paid by the operating department or
10commission, out of the State Treasury. The coroner shall file
11his or her claim in probate for his or her fees and he or she
12shall render assistance to the State's attorney in the
13collection of such fees out of the estate of the deceased. In
14counties of less than 1,000,000 population, the State's
15attorney shall collect such fees out of the estate of the
17    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the
18coroner is required by law to perform any of the duties of the
19office of the sheriff, the coroner is entitled to the like fees
20and compensation as are allowed by law to the sheriff for the
21performance of similar services.
22    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the
23coroner of any county is required to travel in the performance
24of his or her duties, he or she shall receive the same mileage
25fees as are authorized for the sheriff of such county.
26    All fees under this Section collected by or on behalf of



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1the coroner's office shall be paid over to the county treasurer
2and deposited into a special account in the county treasury.
3Moneys in the special account shall be used solely for the
4purchase of electronic and forensic identification equipment
5or other related supplies and the operating expenses of the
6coroner's office.
7(Source: P.A. 96-1161, eff. 7-21-10.)
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.