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Public Act 094-0596




Public Act 094-0596
SB1444 Enrolled LRB094 09120 LCB 39350 b

    AN ACT concerning courts.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Clerks of Courts Act is amended by changing
Section 27.3c as follows:
    (705 ILCS 105/27.3c)  (from Ch. 25, par. 27.3c)
    Sec. 27.3c. Document storage system.
    (a) The expense of establishing and maintaining a document
storage system in the offices of the circuit court clerks in
the several counties of this State shall be borne by the
county. To defray the expense in any county that elects to
establish a document storage system and convert the records of
the circuit court clerk to electronic or micrographic storage,
the county board may require the clerk of the circuit court in
its county to collect a court document fee of not less than $1
nor more than $15 $5, to be charged and collected by the clerk
of the court. The fee shall be paid at the time of filing the
first pleading, paper, or other appearance filed by each party
in all civil cases or by the defendant in any felony,
misdemeanor, traffic, ordinance, or conservation matter on a
judgment of guilty or grant of supervision, provided that the
document storage system is in place or has been authorized by
the county board and further that no additional fee shall be
required if more than one party is presented in a single
pleading, paper, or other appearance. The fee shall be
collected in the manner in which all other fees or costs are
collected. The court document fee provided in this subsection
(a) shall not apply to any petty offense moving violation
written by a municipal police department in counties having a
population of more than 650,000 but less than 3,000,000
inhabitants whether written under the Illinois Vehicle Code or
under any municipal ordinance.
    (b) Each clerk shall commence charges and collections of a
court document fee upon receipt of written notice from the
chairman of the county board together with a certified copy of
the board's resolution, which the clerk shall file of record in
his or her office.
    (c) Court document fees shall be in addition to other fees
and charges of the clerk, shall be assessable as costs, and may
be waived only if the judge specifically provides for the
waiver of the court document storage fee. The fees shall be
remitted monthly by the clerk to the county treasurer, to be
retained by the treasurer in a special fund designated as the
Court Document Storage Fund. The fund shall be audited by the
county auditor, and the board shall make expenditures from the
fund in payment of any costs relative to the storage of court
records, including hardware, software, research and
development costs, and related personnel, provided that the
expenditure is approved by the clerk of the circuit court.
    (d) A court document fee shall not be charged in any matter
coming to the clerk on change of venue or in any proceeding to
review the decision of any administrative officer, agency, or
(Source: P.A. 86-1386; 87-670.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2006