Public Act 096-0971
HB5381 Enrolled LRB096 16712 AJO 34424 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 adding
Section 12.1 as follows:
    (705 ILCS 105/12.1 new)
    Sec. 12.1. Electronic notice. The circuit clerk may provide
notice to a party by hard copy or by electronic notice,
pursuant to a uniform and standard policy adopted by the
circuit clerk. A recipient may elect to receive notices by hard
copy or electronically via the electronic address he or she has
registered with the circuit clerk. The clerk must provide
notice in the format chosen by the recipient. When providing
notice electronically, the circuit clerk shall maintain a copy
of the electronic content and a delivery receipt as part of the
records of his or her office. Administrative communications of
either the clerk or the court are not subject to the electronic
notice requirements. If all policies and statutes are complied
with, electronic notices shall have the same effect as hard
copy notices.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/2/2010