Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0982    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance amending Chapter 35: Finances, Fees, and Funds, of the Lake County Code of Ordinances, and County Board Ordinance dated June 11, 2019.
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/8/2020
Title: Ordinance amending Chapter 35: Finances, Fees, and Funds, of the Lake County Code of Ordinances, and County Board Ordinance dated June 11, 2019.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A Chapter 35 Amendments..pdf, 2. Fund Balances Actual and Projected.pdf
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Ordinance amending Chapter 35: Finances, Fees, and Funds, of the Lake County Code of Ordinances, and County Board Ordinance dated June 11, 2019.

Staff Summary
* On August 20, 2018, the Illinois Legislature enacted Public Act 100-0987, the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act (CTAA), effective July 1, 2019.
* The CTAA, includes various provisions such as:
o Establishing a minimum fine of $25 for certain offenses.
o Provides when any defendant is convicted, pleads guilty, or placed on court supervision for a violation of a law or local ordinance, the court shall order one schedule of assessments in the case plus any conditional assessment applicable to a conviction in the case.
o Provides that a defendant may petition the court for full or partial waiver of court assessments imposed under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act.
* Lake County's ordinance governing the fees and assessments that the Circuit Court Clerk may charge was updated on June 11, 2019 to reflect the changes mandated by the CTAA.
* The CTAA did not address the fee that is to be charged in support of Law Libraries and based on an analysis of the fees collected in the initial year, the fee structure should be realigned to provide additional support to the Law Library.
* This action redistributes civil filing fees but does not increase the overall amount charged.
* Upon approval of this item and ordinance, the County of Lake, Illinois Code of Ordinances, will be modified as in the attached exhibit.

Body
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, Chapter 35 of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances, along with a County Board Resolution dated September 14, 2004, effective December 1, 2004, currently set forth the fees authorized to be charged by the Lake County Circuit Court Clerk in both civil and criminal cases in Lake County; and

WHEREAS, the Illinois General Assembly passed comprehensive legislation in 2018, which completely overhauls the criminal, traffic, and civil fee structures in the circuit c...

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