Lake County, IL
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File #: 11-1325    Version: 2 Name: State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor Program
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2011 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/17/2012
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the continuation of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor Program for Fiscal year 2012 which includes the $35,000 fee.
Title
Joint resolution authorizing the continuation of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor Program for Fiscal year 2012 which includes the $35,000 fee.

Staff Summary
· This is a renewal for the continued operation of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor Program.
· Through this program the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor handles Lake County criminal appeals, provides investigative and prosecutorial support in criminal cases, provides comprehensive training programs for prosecutors, and provides monthly case law newsletters, legislative updates, and Uniform Complaint Book supplements.
· The Board of Governors of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor has voted not to increase the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office contribution for FY2012. The contribution for FY2012 participation is the same as FY2011, which is $35,000.
· The State’s Attorney’s approved FY2012 budget includes the $35,000 fee.

Body
Resolution

WHEREAS, the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor was created to provide services to State’s Attorneys in Judicial Districts containing less than 3,000,000 inhabitants; and

WHEREAS, the powers and duties of the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor are defined and enumerated in the “State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s Act,” 725 ILCS 210/1 et seq., as amended; and

WHEREAS, the Illinois General Assembly appropriates monies for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, one-third from the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor County Fund and two-thirds from the General Revenue Fund, provided that such funding receives county approval and support from within the respective Judicial Districts eligible to apply; and

WHEREAS, the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor shall administer the operation of the appellate offices so as to insure that all participating State’s Attorneys continue to have final authority in preparation, ...

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