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Full Text of SB2953  102nd General Assembly




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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
5Section 4-7001 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:
10    $5.00 per page.
11        2. For a copy of an autopsy report (if not included in
12    transcript): $50.00.
13        3. For a copy of the verdict of a coroner's jury:
14    $5.00.
15        4. For a copy of a toxicology report: $25.00.
16        5. For a print of or an electronic file containing a
17    picture obtained by the coroner: actual cost or $3.00,
18    whichever is greater.
19        6. For each copy of miscellaneous reports, including
20    artist's drawings but not including police reports: actual
21    cost or $25.00, whichever is greater.
22        7. For a coroner's or medical examiner's permit to
23    cremate a dead human body: $100.00 $50.00. The coroner may



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1    waive, at his or her discretion, the permit fee if the
2    coroner determines that the person is indigent and unable
3    to pay the permit fee or under other special
4    circumstances.
5    All of which fees shall be certified by the court; in the
6case of inmates of any State charitable or penal institution,
7the fees shall be paid by the operating department or
8commission, out of the State Treasury. The coroner shall file
9his or her claim in probate for his or her fees and he or she
10shall render assistance to the State's attorney in the
11collection of such fees out of the estate of the deceased. In
12counties of less than 1,000,000 population, the State's
13attorney shall collect such fees out of the estate of the
15    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the
16coroner is required by law to perform any of the duties of the
17office of the sheriff, the coroner is entitled to the like fees
18and compensation as are allowed by law to the sheriff for the
19performance of similar services.
20    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the
21coroner of any county is required to travel in the performance
22of his or her duties, he or she shall receive the same mileage
23fees as are authorized for the sheriff of such county.
24    All fees under this Section collected by or on behalf of
25the coroner's office shall be paid over to the county
26treasurer and deposited into a special account in the county



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