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Public Act 096-0098




Public Act 096-0098
SB1462 Enrolled LRB096 03935 RLJ 13970 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing
Sections 5-27001 and 5-27002 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/5-27001)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-27001)
    Sec. 5-27001. Appointment of person to have charge of
interment. Each county board shall designate some suitable
person or persons to serve without compensation, who shall
cause to be properly interred the body of any honorably
discharged veteran who served in the army or navy of the United
States during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, Philippine
Insurrection, Boxer Uprising in China, or with the armed forces
of the United States in World War I, World War II, during the
national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955,
or during the Viet Nam Conflict between January 1, 1961 and May
7, 1975, or with the armed forces of the United States in any
congressionally sanctioned war or conflict after the Viet Nam
Conflict, or their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, widows,
widowers or minor children, who may hereafter die in such
county, without having sufficient means to defray the funeral
expenses. This Division shall not apply to such mothers,
fathers, husbands, wives, widows or widowers, if they were
recipients of public assistance at the time of death.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
    (55 ILCS 5/5-27002)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-27002)
    Sec. 5-27002. Fees. The expense of such burial shall not
exceed the sum of $900 $600; such burial shall not be made in
any cemetery or burial ground used exclusively for the burial
of the pauper dead, or in that portion of any burial ground so
used. In case relatives of the deceased, who are unable to bear
the expenses of burial, desire to conduct the funeral, they may
be allowed to do so, and the expense thereof shall be paid as
hereinafter provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010