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Full Text of SB0825  95th General Assembly


Sen. David Koehler

Filed: 3/20/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 825 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5 changing Section 1-2-1 as follows:
6     (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1)  (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1)
7     Sec. 1-2-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality
8 may pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations
9 proper or necessary, to carry into effect the powers granted to
10 municipalities, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed
11 proper. No fine or penalty, however, except civil penalties
12 provided for failure to make returns or to pay any taxes levied
13 by the municipality shall exceed $750 and no imprisonment
14 authorized in Section 1-2-9 for failure to pay any fine,
15 penalty or cost shall exceed 6 months for one offense.
16     A penalty imposed for violation of an ordinance may



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1 include, or consist of, a requirement that the defendant
2 perform some reasonable public service work such as but not
3 limited to the picking up of litter in public parks or along
4 public highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
5     A default in the payment of a fine or any installment of a
6 fine may be collected by any means authorized for the
7 collection of monetary judgments. The municipal attorney of the
8 municipality in which the fine was imposed may retain attorneys
9 and private collection agents for the purpose of collecting any
10 default in payment of any fine or installment of that fine. Any
11 fees or costs incurred by the municipality with respect to
12 attorneys or private collection agents retained by the
13 municipal attorney under this Section shall be charged to the
14 offender.
15 (Source: P.A. 89-63, eff. 6-30-95.)".