|Public Act 096-1339|
|SB3478 Enrolled||LRB096 20515 RLJ 36199 b|
AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Counties Code is amended by changing Section
3-3034 as follows:
(55 ILCS 5/3-3034)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-3034)
Disposition of body.
After the inquest the
may deliver the body or human remains of the deceased
to the family of the deceased or, if there are no family
members to accept the body or the remains, then to friends of
the deceased, if there be any, but
if not, the coroner shall
cause the body or the remains to be decently buried
or donated for medical science purposes
, the expenses to be
from the property of the deceased, if there is sufficient,
if not, by the
The coroner may not approve the
cremation or donation of the body if it is necessary to
preserve the body for law enforcement purposes.
If the State
Treasurer, pursuant to the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed
Property Act, delivers human remains to the coroner, the
coroner shall cause the human remains to be disposed of as
provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-422, eff. 8-2-05.)