Public Act 102-0145
SB0481 EnrolledLRB102 11459 LNS 16793 b
AN ACT concerning courts.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Criminal Identification Act is amended by
changing Section 5.2 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2630/5.2)
Sec. 5.2. Expungement, sealing, and immediate sealing.
(a) General Provisions.
(1) Definitions. In this Act, words and phrases have
the meanings set forth in this subsection, except when a
particular context clearly requires a different meaning.
(A) The following terms shall have the meanings
ascribed to them in the Unified Code of Corrections,
730 ILCS 5/5-1-2 through 5/5-1-22:
(i) Business Offense (730 ILCS 5/5-1-2),
(ii) Charge (730 ILCS 5/5-1-3),
(iii) Court (730 ILCS 5/5-1-6),
(iv) Defendant (730 ILCS 5/5-1-7),
(v) Felony (730 ILCS 5/5-1-9),
(vi) Imprisonment (730 ILCS 5/5-1-10),
(vii) Judgment (730 ILCS 5/5-1-12),
(viii) Misdemeanor (730 ILCS 5/5-1-14),
(ix) Offense (730 ILCS 5/5-1-15),
(x) Parole (730 ILCS 5/5-1-16),
(xi) Petty Offense (730 ILCS 5/5-1-17),
(xii) Probation (730 ILCS 5/5-1-18),
(xiii) Sentence (730 ILCS 5/5-1-19),
(xiv) Supervision (730 ILCS 5/5-1-21), and
(xv) Victim (730 ILCS 5/5-1-22).
(B) As used in this Section, "charge not initiated
by arrest" means a charge (as defined by 730 ILCS
5/5-1-3) brought against a defendant where the
defendant is not arrested prior to or as a direct
result of the charge.
(C) "Conviction" means a judgment of conviction or
sentence entered upon a plea of guilty or upon a
verdict or finding of guilty of an offense, rendered
by a legally constituted jury or by a court of
competent jurisdiction authorized to try the case
without a jury. An order of supervision successfully
completed by the petitioner is not a conviction. An
order of qualified probation (as defined in subsection
(a)(1)(J)) successfully completed by the petitioner is
not a conviction. An order of supervision or an order
of qualified probation that is terminated
unsatisfactorily is a conviction, unless the
unsatisfactory termination is reversed, vacated, or
modified and the judgment of conviction, if any, is
reversed or vacated.
(D) "Criminal offense" means a petty offense,
business offense, misdemeanor, felony, or municipal
ordinance violation (as defined in subsection
(a)(1)(H)). As used in this Section, a minor traffic
offense (as defined in subsection (a)(1)(G)) shall not
be considered a criminal offense.
(E) "Expunge" means to physically destroy the
records or return them to the petitioner and to
obliterate the petitioner's name from any official
index or public record, or both. Nothing in this Act
shall require the physical destruction of the circuit
court file, but such records relating to arrests or
charges, or both, ordered expunged shall be impounded
as required by subsections (d)(9)(A)(ii) and
(d)(9)(B)(ii).
(F) As used in this Section, "last sentence" means
the sentence, order of supervision, or order of
qualified probation (as defined by subsection
(a)(1)(J)), for a criminal offense (as defined by
subsection (a)(1)(D)) that terminates last in time in
any jurisdiction, regardless of whether the petitioner
has included the criminal offense for which the
sentence or order of supervision or qualified
probation was imposed in his or her petition. If
multiple sentences, orders of supervision, or orders
of qualified probation terminate on the same day and
are last in time, they shall be collectively
considered the "last sentence" regardless of whether
they were ordered to run concurrently.
(G) "Minor traffic offense" means a petty offense,
business offense, or Class C misdemeanor under the
Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a
municipal or local ordinance.
(G-5) "Minor Cannabis Offense" means a violation
of Section 4 or 5 of the Cannabis Control Act
concerning not more than 30 grams of any substance
containing cannabis, provided the violation did not
include a penalty enhancement under Section 7 of the
Cannabis Control Act and is not associated with an
arrest, conviction or other disposition for a violent
crime as defined in subsection (c) of Section 3 of the
Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.
(H) "Municipal ordinance violation" means an
offense defined by a municipal or local ordinance that
is criminal in nature and with which the petitioner
was charged or for which the petitioner was arrested
and released without charging.
(I) "Petitioner" means an adult or a minor
prosecuted as an adult who has applied for relief
under this Section.
(J) "Qualified probation" means an order of
probation under Section 10 of the Cannabis Control
Act, Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances
Act, Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and
Community Protection Act, Section 5-6-3.3 or 5-6-3.4
of the Unified Code of Corrections, Section
12-4.3(b)(1) and (2) of the Criminal Code of 1961 (as
those provisions existed before their deletion by
Public Act 89-313), Section 10-102 of the Illinois
Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act, Section
40-10 of the Substance Use Disorder Act, or Section 10
of the Steroid Control Act. For the purpose of this
Section, "successful completion" of an order of
qualified probation under Section 10-102 of the
Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act and
Section 40-10 of the Substance Use Disorder Act means
that the probation was terminated satisfactorily and
the judgment of conviction was vacated.
(K) "Seal" means to physically and electronically
maintain the records, unless the records would
otherwise be destroyed due to age, but to make the
records unavailable without a court order, subject to
the exceptions in Sections 12 and 13 of this Act. The
petitioner's name shall also be obliterated from the
official index required to be kept by the circuit
court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts
Act, but any index issued by the circuit court clerk
before the entry of the order to seal shall not be
affected.
(L) "Sexual offense committed against a minor"
includes, but is not limited to, the offenses of
indecent solicitation of a child or criminal sexual
abuse when the victim of such offense is under 18 years
of age.
(M) "Terminate" as it relates to a sentence or
order of supervision or qualified probation includes
either satisfactory or unsatisfactory termination of
the sentence, unless otherwise specified in this
Section. A sentence is terminated notwithstanding any
outstanding financial legal obligation.
(2) Minor Traffic Offenses. Orders of supervision or
convictions for minor traffic offenses shall not affect a
petitioner's eligibility to expunge or seal records
pursuant to this Section.
(2.5) Commencing 180 days after July 29, 2016 (the
effective date of Public Act 99-697), the law enforcement
agency issuing the citation shall automatically expunge,
on or before January 1 and July 1 of each year, the law
enforcement records of a person found to have committed a
civil law violation of subsection (a) of Section 4 of the
Cannabis Control Act or subsection (c) of Section 3.5 of
the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act in the law enforcement
agency's possession or control and which contains the
final satisfactory disposition which pertain to the person
issued a citation for that offense. The law enforcement
agency shall provide by rule the process for access,
review, and to confirm the automatic expungement by the
law enforcement agency issuing the citation. Commencing
180 days after July 29, 2016 (the effective date of Public
Act 99-697), the clerk of the circuit court shall expunge,
upon order of the court, or in the absence of a court order
on or before January 1 and July 1 of each year, the court
records of a person found in the circuit court to have
committed a civil law violation of subsection (a) of
Section 4 of the Cannabis Control Act or subsection (c) of
Section 3.5 of the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act in the
clerk's possession or control and which contains the final
satisfactory disposition which pertain to the person
issued a citation for any of those offenses.
(3) Exclusions. Except as otherwise provided in
subsections (b)(5), (b)(6), (b)(8), (e), (e-5), and (e-6)
of this Section, the court shall not order:
(A) the sealing or expungement of the records of
arrests or charges not initiated by arrest that result
in an order of supervision for or conviction of: (i)
any sexual offense committed against a minor; (ii)
Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a
similar provision of a local ordinance; or (iii)
Section 11-503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a
similar provision of a local ordinance, unless the
arrest or charge is for a misdemeanor violation of
subsection (a) of Section 11-503 or a similar
provision of a local ordinance, that occurred prior to
the offender reaching the age of 25 years and the
offender has no other conviction for violating Section
11-501 or 11-503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a
similar provision of a local ordinance.
(B) the sealing or expungement of records of minor
traffic offenses (as defined in subsection (a)(1)(G)),
unless the petitioner was arrested and released
without charging.
(C) the sealing of the records of arrests or
charges not initiated by arrest which result in an
order of supervision or a conviction for the following
offenses:
(i) offenses included in Article 11 of the
Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012
or a similar provision of a local ordinance,
except Section 11-14 and a misdemeanor violation
of Section 11-30 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or
the Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision
of a local ordinance;
(ii) Section 11-1.50, 12-3.4, 12-15, 12-30,
26-5, or 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
Criminal Code of 2012, or a similar provision of a
local ordinance;
(iii) Sections 12-3.1 or 12-3.2 of the
Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of
2012, or Section 125 of the Stalking No Contact
Order Act, or Section 219 of the Civil No Contact
Order Act, or a similar provision of a local
ordinance;
(iv) Class A misdemeanors or felony offenses
under the Humane Care for Animals Act; or
(v) any offense or attempted offense that
would subject a person to registration under the
Sex Offender Registration Act.
(D) (blank).
(b) Expungement.
(1) A petitioner may petition the circuit court to
expunge the records of his or her arrests and charges not
initiated by arrest when each arrest or charge not
initiated by arrest sought to be expunged resulted in: (i)
acquittal, dismissal, or the petitioner's release without
charging, unless excluded by subsection (a)(3)(B); (ii) a
conviction which was vacated or reversed, unless excluded
by subsection (a)(3)(B); (iii) an order of supervision and
such supervision was successfully completed by the
petitioner, unless excluded by subsection (a)(3)(A) or
(a)(3)(B); or (iv) an order of qualified probation (as
defined in subsection (a)(1)(J)) and such probation was
successfully completed by the petitioner.
(1.5) When a petitioner seeks to have a record of
arrest expunged under this Section, and the offender has
been convicted of a criminal offense, the State's Attorney
may object to the expungement on the grounds that the
records contain specific relevant information aside from
the mere fact of the arrest.
(2) Time frame for filing a petition to expunge.
(A) When the arrest or charge not initiated by
arrest sought to be expunged resulted in an acquittal,
dismissal, the petitioner's release without charging,
or the reversal or vacation of a conviction, there is
no waiting period to petition for the expungement of
such records.
(B) When the arrest or charge not initiated by
arrest sought to be expunged resulted in an order of
supervision, successfully completed by the petitioner,
the following time frames will apply:
(i) Those arrests or charges that resulted in
orders of supervision under Section 3-707, 3-708,
3-710, or 5-401.3 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or
a similar provision of a local ordinance, or under
Section 11-1.50, 12-3.2, or 12-15 of the Criminal
Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or a
similar provision of a local ordinance, shall not
be eligible for expungement until 5 years have
passed following the satisfactory termination of
the supervision.
(i-5) Those arrests or charges that resulted
in orders of supervision for a misdemeanor
violation of subsection (a) of Section 11-503 of
the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision
of a local ordinance, that occurred prior to the
offender reaching the age of 25 years and the
offender has no other conviction for violating
Section 11-501 or 11-503 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance
shall not be eligible for expungement until the
petitioner has reached the age of 25 years.
(ii) Those arrests or charges that resulted in
orders of supervision for any other offenses shall
not be eligible for expungement until 2 years have
passed following the satisfactory termination of
the supervision.
(C) When the arrest or charge not initiated by
arrest sought to be expunged resulted in an order of
qualified probation, successfully completed by the
petitioner, such records shall not be eligible for
expungement until 5 years have passed following the
satisfactory termination of the probation.
(3) Those records maintained by the Department for
persons arrested prior to their 17th birthday shall be
expunged as provided in Section 5-915 of the Juvenile
Court Act of 1987.
(4) Whenever a person has been arrested for or
convicted of any offense, in the name of a person whose
identity he or she has stolen or otherwise come into
possession of, the aggrieved person from whom the identity
was stolen or otherwise obtained without authorization,
upon learning of the person having been arrested using his
or her identity, may, upon verified petition to the chief
judge of the circuit wherein the arrest was made, have a
court order entered nunc pro tunc by the Chief Judge to
correct the arrest record, conviction record, if any, and
all official records of the arresting authority, the
Department, other criminal justice agencies, the
prosecutor, and the trial court concerning such arrest, if
any, by removing his or her name from all such records in
connection with the arrest and conviction, if any, and by
inserting in the records the name of the offender, if
known or ascertainable, in lieu of the aggrieved's name.
The records of the circuit court clerk shall be sealed
until further order of the court upon good cause shown and
the name of the aggrieved person obliterated on the
official index required to be kept by the circuit court
clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but the
order shall not affect any index issued by the circuit
court clerk before the entry of the order. Nothing in this
Section shall limit the Department of State Police or
other criminal justice agencies or prosecutors from
listing under an offender's name the false names he or she
has used.
(5) Whenever a person has been convicted of criminal
sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault,
predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal
sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the
victim of that offense may request that the State's
Attorney of the county in which the conviction occurred
file a verified petition with the presiding trial judge at
the petitioner's trial to have a court order entered to
seal the records of the circuit court clerk in connection
with the proceedings of the trial court concerning that
offense. However, the records of the arresting authority
and the Department of State Police concerning the offense
shall not be sealed. The court, upon good cause shown,
shall make the records of the circuit court clerk in
connection with the proceedings of the trial court
concerning the offense available for public inspection.
(6) If a conviction has been set aside on direct
review or on collateral attack and the court determines by
clear and convincing evidence that the petitioner was
factually innocent of the charge, the court that finds the
petitioner factually innocent of the charge shall enter an
expungement order for the conviction for which the
petitioner has been determined to be innocent as provided
in subsection (b) of Section 5-5-4 of the Unified Code of
Corrections.
(7) Nothing in this Section shall prevent the
Department of State Police from maintaining all records of
any person who is admitted to probation upon terms and
conditions and who fulfills those terms and conditions
pursuant to Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act,
Section 410 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act,
Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community
Protection Act, Section 5-6-3.3 or 5-6-3.4 of the Unified
Code of Corrections, Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1)
of Section 12-3.05 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
Criminal Code of 2012, Section 10-102 of the Illinois
Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act, Section 40-10 of
the Substance Use Disorder Act, or Section 10 of the
Steroid Control Act.
(8) If the petitioner has been granted a certificate
of innocence under Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil
Procedure, the court that grants the certificate of
innocence shall also enter an order expunging the
conviction for which the petitioner has been determined to
be innocent as provided in subsection (h) of Section 2-702
of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(c) Sealing.
(1) Applicability. Notwithstanding any other provision
of this Act to the contrary, and cumulative with any
rights to expungement of criminal records, this subsection
authorizes the sealing of criminal records of adults and
of minors prosecuted as adults. Subsection (g) of this
Section provides for immediate sealing of certain records.
(2) Eligible Records. The following records may be
sealed:
(A) All arrests resulting in release without
charging;
(B) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in acquittal, dismissal, or conviction when
the conviction was reversed or vacated, except as
excluded by subsection (a)(3)(B);
(C) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in orders of supervision, including orders
of supervision for municipal ordinance violations,
successfully completed by the petitioner, unless
excluded by subsection (a)(3);
(D) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in convictions, including convictions on
municipal ordinance violations, unless excluded by
subsection (a)(3);
(E) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in orders of first offender probation under
Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of
the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, Section 70 of
the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection
Act, or Section 5-6-3.3 of the Unified Code of
Corrections; and
(F) Arrests or charges not initiated by arrest
resulting in felony convictions unless otherwise
excluded by subsection (a) paragraph (3) of this
Section.
(3) When Records Are Eligible to Be Sealed. Records
identified as eligible under subsection (c)(2) may be
sealed as follows:
(A) Records identified as eligible under
subsection (c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(B) may be sealed at
any time.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph
(E) of this paragraph (3), records identified as
eligible under subsection (c)(2)(C) may be sealed 2
years after the termination of petitioner's last
sentence (as defined in subsection (a)(1)(F)).
(C) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph
(E) of this paragraph (3), records identified as
eligible under subsections (c)(2)(D), (c)(2)(E), and
(c)(2)(F) may be sealed 3 years after the termination
of the petitioner's last sentence (as defined in
subsection (a)(1)(F)). Convictions requiring public
registration under the Arsonist Registration Act, the
Sex Offender Registration Act, or the Murderer and
Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act may
not be sealed until the petitioner is no longer
required to register under that relevant Act.
(D) Records identified in subsection
(a)(3)(A)(iii) may be sealed after the petitioner has
reached the age of 25 years.
(E) Records identified as eligible under
subsections (c)(2)(C), (c)(2)(D), (c)(2)(E), or
(c)(2)(F) may be sealed upon termination of the
petitioner's last sentence if the petitioner earned a
high school diploma, associate's degree, career
certificate, vocational technical certification, or
bachelor's degree, or passed the high school level
Test of General Educational Development, during the
period of his or her sentence or mandatory supervised
release. This subparagraph shall apply only to a
petitioner who has not completed the same educational
goal prior to the period of his or her sentence or
mandatory supervised release. If a petition for
sealing eligible records filed under this subparagraph
is denied by the court, the time periods under
subparagraph (B) or (C) shall apply to any subsequent
petition for sealing filed by the petitioner.
(4) Subsequent felony convictions. A person may not
have subsequent felony conviction records sealed as
provided in this subsection (c) if he or she is convicted
of any felony offense after the date of the sealing of
prior felony convictions as provided in this subsection
(c). The court may, upon conviction for a subsequent
felony offense, order the unsealing of prior felony
conviction records previously ordered sealed by the court.
(5) Notice of eligibility for sealing. Upon entry of a
disposition for an eligible record under this subsection
(c), the petitioner shall be informed by the court of the
right to have the records sealed and the procedures for
the sealing of the records.
(d) Procedure. The following procedures apply to
expungement under subsections (b), (e), and (e-6) and sealing
under subsections (c) and (e-5):
(1) Filing the petition. Upon becoming eligible to
petition for the expungement or sealing of records under
this Section, the petitioner shall file a petition
requesting the expungement or sealing of records with the
clerk of the court where the arrests occurred or the
charges were brought, or both. If arrests occurred or
charges were brought in multiple jurisdictions, a petition
must be filed in each such jurisdiction. The petitioner
shall pay the applicable fee, except no fee shall be
required if the petitioner has obtained a court order
waiving fees under Supreme Court Rule 298 or it is
otherwise waived.
(1.5) County fee waiver pilot program. From August 9,
2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-306) through
December 31, 2020, in a county of 3,000,000 or more
inhabitants, no fee shall be required to be paid by a
petitioner if the records sought to be expunged or sealed
were arrests resulting in release without charging or
arrests or charges not initiated by arrest resulting in
acquittal, dismissal, or conviction when the conviction
was reversed or vacated, unless excluded by subsection
(a)(3)(B). The provisions of this paragraph (1.5), other
than this sentence, are inoperative on and after January
1, 2022.
(2) Contents of petition. The petition shall be
verified and shall contain the petitioner's name, date of
birth, current address and, for each arrest or charge not
initiated by arrest sought to be sealed or expunged, the
case number, the date of arrest (if any), the identity of
the arresting authority, and such other information as the
court may require. During the pendency of the proceeding,
the petitioner shall promptly notify the circuit court
clerk of any change of his or her address. If the
petitioner has received a certificate of eligibility for
sealing from the Prisoner Review Board under paragraph
(10) of subsection (a) of Section 3-3-2 of the Unified
Code of Corrections, the certificate shall be attached to
the petition.
(3) Drug test. The petitioner must attach to the
petition proof that the petitioner has passed a test taken
within 30 days before the filing of the petition showing
the absence within his or her body of all illegal
substances as defined by the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community
Protection Act, and the Cannabis Control Act if he or she
is petitioning to:
(A) seal felony records under clause (c)(2)(E);
(B) seal felony records for a violation of the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
or the Cannabis Control Act under clause (c)(2)(F);
(C) seal felony records under subsection (e-5); or
(D) expunge felony records of a qualified
probation under clause (b)(1)(iv).
(4) Service of petition. The circuit court clerk shall
promptly serve a copy of the petition and documentation to
support the petition under subsection (e-5) or (e-6) on
the State's Attorney or prosecutor charged with the duty
of prosecuting the offense, the Department of State
Police, the arresting agency and the chief legal officer
of the unit of local government effecting the arrest.
(5) Objections.
(A) Any party entitled to notice of the petition
may file an objection to the petition. All objections
shall be in writing, shall be filed with the circuit
court clerk, and shall state with specificity the
basis of the objection. Whenever a person who has been
convicted of an offense is granted a pardon by the
Governor which specifically authorizes expungement, an
objection to the petition may not be filed.
(B) Objections to a petition to expunge or seal
must be filed within 60 days of the date of service of
the petition.
(6) Entry of order.
(A) The Chief Judge of the circuit wherein the
charge was brought, any judge of that circuit
designated by the Chief Judge, or in counties of less
than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the presiding trial judge
at the petitioner's trial, if any, shall rule on the
petition to expunge or seal as set forth in this
subsection (d)(6).
(B) Unless the State's Attorney or prosecutor, the
Department of State Police, the arresting agency, or
the chief legal officer files an objection to the
petition to expunge or seal within 60 days from the
date of service of the petition, the court shall enter
an order granting or denying the petition.
(C) Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
the court shall not deny a petition for sealing under
this Section because the petitioner has not satisfied
an outstanding legal financial obligation established,
imposed, or originated by a court, law enforcement
agency, or a municipal, State, county, or other unit
of local government, including, but not limited to,
any cost, assessment, fine, or fee. An outstanding
legal financial obligation does not include any court
ordered restitution to a victim under Section 5-5-6 of
the Unified Code of Corrections, unless the
restitution has been converted to a civil judgment.
Nothing in this subparagraph (C) waives, rescinds, or
abrogates a legal financial obligation or otherwise
eliminates or affects the right of the holder of any
financial obligation to pursue collection under
applicable federal, State, or local law.
(7) Hearings. If an objection is filed, the court
shall set a date for a hearing and notify the petitioner
and all parties entitled to notice of the petition of the
hearing date at least 30 days prior to the hearing. Prior
to the hearing, the State's Attorney shall consult with
the Department as to the appropriateness of the relief
sought in the petition to expunge or seal. At the hearing,
the court shall hear evidence on whether the petition
should or should not be granted, and shall grant or deny
the petition to expunge or seal the records based on the
evidence presented at the hearing. The court may consider
the following:
(A) the strength of the evidence supporting the
defendant's conviction;
(B) the reasons for retention of the conviction
records by the State;
(C) the petitioner's age, criminal record history,
and employment history;
(D) the period of time between the petitioner's
arrest on the charge resulting in the conviction and
the filing of the petition under this Section; and
(E) the specific adverse consequences the
petitioner may be subject to if the petition is
denied.
(8) Service of order. After entering an order to
expunge or seal records, the court must provide copies of
the order to the Department, in a form and manner
prescribed by the Department, to the petitioner, to the
State's Attorney or prosecutor charged with the duty of
prosecuting the offense, to the arresting agency, to the
chief legal officer of the unit of local government
effecting the arrest, and to such other criminal justice
agencies as may be ordered by the court.
(9) Implementation of order.
(A) Upon entry of an order to expunge records
pursuant to (b)(2)(A) or (b)(2)(B)(ii), or both:
(i) the records shall be expunged (as defined
in subsection (a)(1)(E)) by the arresting agency,
the Department, and any other agency as ordered by
the court, within 60 days of the date of service of
the order, unless a motion to vacate, modify, or
reconsider the order is filed pursuant to
paragraph (12) of subsection (d) of this Section;
(ii) the records of the circuit court clerk
shall be impounded until further order of the
court upon good cause shown and the name of the
petitioner obliterated on the official index
required to be kept by the circuit court clerk
under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but
the order shall not affect any index issued by the
circuit court clerk before the entry of the order;
and
(iii) in response to an inquiry for expunged
records, the court, the Department, or the agency
receiving such inquiry, shall reply as it does in
response to inquiries when no records ever
existed.
(B) Upon entry of an order to expunge records
pursuant to (b)(2)(B)(i) or (b)(2)(C), or both:
(i) the records shall be expunged (as defined
in subsection (a)(1)(E)) by the arresting agency
and any other agency as ordered by the court,
within 60 days of the date of service of the order,
unless a motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider
the order is filed pursuant to paragraph (12) of
subsection (d) of this Section;
(ii) the records of the circuit court clerk
shall be impounded until further order of the
court upon good cause shown and the name of the
petitioner obliterated on the official index
required to be kept by the circuit court clerk
under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but
the order shall not affect any index issued by the
circuit court clerk before the entry of the order;
(iii) the records shall be impounded by the
Department within 60 days of the date of service
of the order as ordered by the court, unless a
motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider the order
is filed pursuant to paragraph (12) of subsection
(d) of this Section;
(iv) records impounded by the Department may
be disseminated by the Department only as required
by law or to the arresting authority, the State's
Attorney, and the court upon a later arrest for
the same or a similar offense or for the purpose of
sentencing for any subsequent felony, and to the
Department of Corrections upon conviction for any
offense; and
(v) in response to an inquiry for such records
from anyone not authorized by law to access such
records, the court, the Department, or the agency
receiving such inquiry shall reply as it does in
response to inquiries when no records ever
existed.
(B-5) Upon entry of an order to expunge records
under subsection (e-6):
(i) the records shall be expunged (as defined
in subsection (a)(1)(E)) by the arresting agency
and any other agency as ordered by the court,
within 60 days of the date of service of the order,
unless a motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider
the order is filed under paragraph (12) of
subsection (d) of this Section;
(ii) the records of the circuit court clerk
shall be impounded until further order of the
court upon good cause shown and the name of the
petitioner obliterated on the official index
required to be kept by the circuit court clerk
under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act, but
the order shall not affect any index issued by the
circuit court clerk before the entry of the order;
(iii) the records shall be impounded by the
Department within 60 days of the date of service
of the order as ordered by the court, unless a
motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider the order
is filed under paragraph (12) of subsection (d) of
this Section;
(iv) records impounded by the Department may
be disseminated by the Department only as required
by law or to the arresting authority, the State's
Attorney, and the court upon a later arrest for
the same or a similar offense or for the purpose of
sentencing for any subsequent felony, and to the
Department of Corrections upon conviction for any
offense; and
(v) in response to an inquiry for these
records from anyone not authorized by law to
access the records, the court, the Department, or
the agency receiving the inquiry shall reply as it
does in response to inquiries when no records ever
existed.
(C) Upon entry of an order to seal records under
subsection (c), the arresting agency, any other agency
as ordered by the court, the Department, and the court
shall seal the records (as defined in subsection
(a)(1)(K)). In response to an inquiry for such
records, from anyone not authorized by law to access
such records, the court, the Department, or the agency
receiving such inquiry shall reply as it does in
response to inquiries when no records ever existed.
(D) The Department shall send written notice to
the petitioner of its compliance with each order to
expunge or seal records within 60 days of the date of
service of that order or, if a motion to vacate,
modify, or reconsider is filed, within 60 days of
service of the order resolving the motion, if that
order requires the Department to expunge or seal
records. In the event of an appeal from the circuit
court order, the Department shall send written notice
to the petitioner of its compliance with an Appellate
Court or Supreme Court judgment to expunge or seal
records within 60 days of the issuance of the court's
mandate. The notice is not required while any motion
to vacate, modify, or reconsider, or any appeal or
petition for discretionary appellate review, is
pending.
(E) Upon motion, the court may order that a sealed
judgment or other court record necessary to
demonstrate the amount of any legal financial
obligation due and owing be made available for the
limited purpose of collecting any legal financial
obligations owed by the petitioner that were
established, imposed, or originated in the criminal
proceeding for which those records have been sealed.
The records made available under this subparagraph (E)
shall not be entered into the official index required
to be kept by the circuit court clerk under Section 16
of the Clerks of Courts Act and shall be immediately
re-impounded upon the collection of the outstanding
financial obligations.
(F) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
Section, a circuit court clerk may access a sealed
record for the limited purpose of collecting payment
for any legal financial obligations that were
established, imposed, or originated in the criminal
proceedings for which those records have been sealed.
(10) Fees. The Department may charge the petitioner a
fee equivalent to the cost of processing any order to
expunge or seal records. Notwithstanding any provision of
the Clerks of Courts Act to the contrary, the circuit
court clerk may charge a fee equivalent to the cost
associated with the sealing or expungement of records by
the circuit court clerk. From the total filing fee
collected for the petition to seal or expunge, the circuit
court clerk shall deposit $10 into the Circuit Court Clerk
Operation and Administrative Fund, to be used to offset
the costs incurred by the circuit court clerk in
performing the additional duties required to serve the
petition to seal or expunge on all parties. The circuit
court clerk shall collect and remit forward the Department
of State Police portion of the fee to the State Treasurer
Department and it shall be deposited in the State Police
Services Fund. If the record brought under an expungement
petition was previously sealed under this Section, the fee
for the expungement petition for that same record shall be
waived.
(11) Final Order. No court order issued under the
expungement or sealing provisions of this Section shall
become final for purposes of appeal until 30 days after
service of the order on the petitioner and all parties
entitled to notice of the petition.
(12) Motion to Vacate, Modify, or Reconsider. Under
Section 2-1203 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the
petitioner or any party entitled to notice may file a
motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider the order granting
or denying the petition to expunge or seal within 60 days
of service of the order. If filed more than 60 days after
service of the order, a petition to vacate, modify, or
reconsider shall comply with subsection (c) of Section
2-1401 of the Code of Civil Procedure. Upon filing of a
motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider, notice of the
motion shall be served upon the petitioner and all parties
entitled to notice of the petition.
(13) Effect of Order. An order granting a petition
under the expungement or sealing provisions of this
Section shall not be considered void because it fails to
comply with the provisions of this Section or because of
any error asserted in a motion to vacate, modify, or
reconsider. The circuit court retains jurisdiction to
determine whether the order is voidable and to vacate,
modify, or reconsider its terms based on a motion filed
under paragraph (12) of this subsection (d).
(14) Compliance with Order Granting Petition to Seal
Records. Unless a court has entered a stay of an order
granting a petition to seal, all parties entitled to
notice of the petition must fully comply with the terms of
the order within 60 days of service of the order even if a
party is seeking relief from the order through a motion
filed under paragraph (12) of this subsection (d) or is
appealing the order.
(15) Compliance with Order Granting Petition to
Expunge Records. While a party is seeking relief from the
order granting the petition to expunge through a motion
filed under paragraph (12) of this subsection (d) or is
appealing the order, and unless a court has entered a stay
of that order, the parties entitled to notice of the
petition must seal, but need not expunge, the records
until there is a final order on the motion for relief or,
in the case of an appeal, the issuance of that court's
mandate.
(16) The changes to this subsection (d) made by Public
Act 98-163 apply to all petitions pending on August 5,
2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-163) and to all
orders ruling on a petition to expunge or seal on or after
August 5, 2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-163).
(e) Whenever a person who has been convicted of an offense
is granted a pardon by the Governor which specifically
authorizes expungement, he or she may, upon verified petition
to the Chief Judge of the circuit where the person had been
convicted, any judge of the circuit designated by the Chief
Judge, or in counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the
presiding trial judge at the defendant's trial, have a court
order entered expunging the record of arrest from the official
records of the arresting authority and order that the records
of the circuit court clerk and the Department be sealed until
further order of the court upon good cause shown or as
otherwise provided herein, and the name of the defendant
obliterated from the official index requested to be kept by
the circuit court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of
Courts Act in connection with the arrest and conviction for
the offense for which he or she had been pardoned but the order
shall not affect any index issued by the circuit court clerk
before the entry of the order. All records sealed by the
Department may be disseminated by the Department only to the
arresting authority, the State's Attorney, and the court upon
a later arrest for the same or similar offense or for the
purpose of sentencing for any subsequent felony. Upon
conviction for any subsequent offense, the Department of
Corrections shall have access to all sealed records of the
Department pertaining to that individual. Upon entry of the
order of expungement, the circuit court clerk shall promptly
mail a copy of the order to the person who was pardoned.
(e-5) Whenever a person who has been convicted of an
offense is granted a certificate of eligibility for sealing by
the Prisoner Review Board which specifically authorizes
sealing, he or she may, upon verified petition to the Chief
Judge of the circuit where the person had been convicted, any
judge of the circuit designated by the Chief Judge, or in
counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the presiding
trial judge at the petitioner's trial, have a court order
entered sealing the record of arrest from the official records
of the arresting authority and order that the records of the
circuit court clerk and the Department be sealed until further
order of the court upon good cause shown or as otherwise
provided herein, and the name of the petitioner obliterated
from the official index requested to be kept by the circuit
court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of Courts Act in
connection with the arrest and conviction for the offense for
which he or she had been granted the certificate but the order
shall not affect any index issued by the circuit court clerk
before the entry of the order. All records sealed by the
Department may be disseminated by the Department only as
required by this Act or to the arresting authority, a law
enforcement agency, the State's Attorney, and the court upon a
later arrest for the same or similar offense or for the purpose
of sentencing for any subsequent felony. Upon conviction for
any subsequent offense, the Department of Corrections shall
have access to all sealed records of the Department pertaining
to that individual. Upon entry of the order of sealing, the
circuit court clerk shall promptly mail a copy of the order to
the person who was granted the certificate of eligibility for
sealing.
(e-6) Whenever a person who has been convicted of an
offense is granted a certificate of eligibility for
expungement by the Prisoner Review Board which specifically
authorizes expungement, he or she may, upon verified petition
to the Chief Judge of the circuit where the person had been
convicted, any judge of the circuit designated by the Chief
Judge, or in counties of less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the
presiding trial judge at the petitioner's trial, have a court
order entered expunging the record of arrest from the official
records of the arresting authority and order that the records
of the circuit court clerk and the Department be sealed until
further order of the court upon good cause shown or as
otherwise provided herein, and the name of the petitioner
obliterated from the official index requested to be kept by
the circuit court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of
Courts Act in connection with the arrest and conviction for
the offense for which he or she had been granted the
certificate but the order shall not affect any index issued by
the circuit court clerk before the entry of the order. All
records sealed by the Department may be disseminated by the
Department only as required by this Act or to the arresting
authority, a law enforcement agency, the State's Attorney, and
the court upon a later arrest for the same or similar offense
or for the purpose of sentencing for any subsequent felony.
Upon conviction for any subsequent offense, the Department of
Corrections shall have access to all expunged records of the
Department pertaining to that individual. Upon entry of the
order of expungement, the circuit court clerk shall promptly
mail a copy of the order to the person who was granted the
certificate of eligibility for expungement.
(f) Subject to available funding, the Illinois Department
of Corrections shall conduct a study of the impact of sealing,
especially on employment and recidivism rates, utilizing a
random sample of those who apply for the sealing of their
criminal records under Public Act 93-211. At the request of
the Illinois Department of Corrections, records of the
Illinois Department of Employment Security shall be utilized
as appropriate to assist in the study. The study shall not
disclose any data in a manner that would allow the
identification of any particular individual or employing unit.
The study shall be made available to the General Assembly no
later than September 1, 2010.
(g) Immediate Sealing.
(1) Applicability. Notwithstanding any other provision
of this Act to the contrary, and cumulative with any
rights to expungement or sealing of criminal records, this
subsection authorizes the immediate sealing of criminal
records of adults and of minors prosecuted as adults.
(2) Eligible Records. Arrests or charges not initiated
by arrest resulting in acquittal or dismissal with
prejudice, except as excluded by subsection (a)(3)(B),
that occur on or after January 1, 2018 (the effective date
of Public Act 100-282), may be sealed immediately if the
petition is filed with the circuit court clerk on the same
day and during the same hearing in which the case is
disposed.
(3) When Records are Eligible to be Immediately
Sealed. Eligible records under paragraph (2) of this
subsection (g) may be sealed immediately after entry of
the final disposition of a case, notwithstanding the
disposition of other charges in the same case.
(4) Notice of Eligibility for Immediate Sealing. Upon
entry of a disposition for an eligible record under this
subsection (g), the defendant shall be informed by the
court of his or her right to have eligible records
immediately sealed and the procedure for the immediate
sealing of these records.
(5) Procedure. The following procedures apply to
immediate sealing under this subsection (g).
(A) Filing the Petition. Upon entry of the final
disposition of the case, the defendant's attorney may
immediately petition the court, on behalf of the
defendant, for immediate sealing of eligible records
under paragraph (2) of this subsection (g) that are
entered on or after January 1, 2018 (the effective
date of Public Act 100-282). The immediate sealing
petition may be filed with the circuit court clerk
during the hearing in which the final disposition of
the case is entered. If the defendant's attorney does
not file the petition for immediate sealing during the
hearing, the defendant may file a petition for sealing
at any time as authorized under subsection (c)(3)(A).
(B) Contents of Petition. The immediate sealing
petition shall be verified and shall contain the
petitioner's name, date of birth, current address, and
for each eligible record, the case number, the date of
arrest if applicable, the identity of the arresting
authority if applicable, and other information as the
court may require.
(C) Drug Test. The petitioner shall not be
required to attach proof that he or she has passed a
drug test.
(D) Service of Petition. A copy of the petition
shall be served on the State's Attorney in open court.
The petitioner shall not be required to serve a copy of
the petition on any other agency.
(E) Entry of Order. The presiding trial judge
shall enter an order granting or denying the petition
for immediate sealing during the hearing in which it
is filed. Petitions for immediate sealing shall be
ruled on in the same hearing in which the final
disposition of the case is entered.
(F) Hearings. The court shall hear the petition
for immediate sealing on the same day and during the
same hearing in which the disposition is rendered.
(G) Service of Order. An order to immediately seal
eligible records shall be served in conformance with
subsection (d)(8).
(H) Implementation of Order. An order to
immediately seal records shall be implemented in
conformance with subsections (d)(9)(C) and (d)(9)(D).
(I) Fees. The fee imposed by the circuit court
clerk and the Department of State Police shall comply
with paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of this Section.
(J) Final Order. No court order issued under this
subsection (g) shall become final for purposes of
appeal until 30 days after service of the order on the
petitioner and all parties entitled to service of the
order in conformance with subsection (d)(8).
(K) Motion to Vacate, Modify, or Reconsider. Under
Section 2-1203 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the
petitioner, State's Attorney, or the Department of
State Police may file a motion to vacate, modify, or
reconsider the order denying the petition to
immediately seal within 60 days of service of the
order. If filed more than 60 days after service of the
order, a petition to vacate, modify, or reconsider
shall comply with subsection (c) of Section 2-1401 of
the Code of Civil Procedure.
(L) Effect of Order. An order granting an
immediate sealing petition shall not be considered
void because it fails to comply with the provisions of
this Section or because of an error asserted in a
motion to vacate, modify, or reconsider. The circuit
court retains jurisdiction to determine whether the
order is voidable, and to vacate, modify, or
reconsider its terms based on a motion filed under
subparagraph (L) of this subsection (g).
(M) Compliance with Order Granting Petition to
Seal Records. Unless a court has entered a stay of an
order granting a petition to immediately seal, all
parties entitled to service of the order must fully
comply with the terms of the order within 60 days of
service of the order.
(h) Sealing; trafficking victims.
(1) A trafficking victim as defined by paragraph (10)
of subsection (a) of Section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of
2012 shall be eligible to petition for immediate sealing
of his or her criminal record upon the completion of his or
her last sentence if his or her participation in the
underlying offense was a direct result of human
trafficking under Section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of
2012 or a severe form of trafficking under the federal
Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
(2) A petitioner under this subsection (h), in
addition to the requirements provided under paragraph (4)
of subsection (d) of this Section, shall include in his or
her petition a clear and concise statement that: (A) he or
she was a victim of human trafficking at the time of the
offense; and (B) that his or her participation in the
offense was a direct result of human trafficking under
Section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of 2012 or a severe form
of trafficking under the federal Trafficking Victims
Protection Act.
(3) If an objection is filed alleging that the
petitioner is not entitled to immediate sealing under this
subsection (h), the court shall conduct a hearing under
paragraph (7) of subsection (d) of this Section and the
court shall determine whether the petitioner is entitled
to immediate sealing under this subsection (h). A
petitioner is eligible for immediate relief under this
subsection (h) if he or she shows, by a preponderance of
the evidence, that: (A) he or she was a victim of human
trafficking at the time of the offense; and (B) that his or
her participation in the offense was a direct result of
human trafficking under Section 10-9 of the Criminal Code
of 2012 or a severe form of trafficking under the federal
Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
(i) Minor Cannabis Offenses under the Cannabis Control
Act.
(1) Expungement of Arrest Records of Minor Cannabis
Offenses.
(A) The Department of State Police and all law
enforcement agencies within the State shall
automatically expunge all criminal history records of
an arrest, charge not initiated by arrest, order of
supervision, or order of qualified probation for a
Minor Cannabis Offense committed prior to June 25,
2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-27) if:
(i) One year or more has elapsed since the
date of the arrest or law enforcement interaction
documented in the records; and
(ii) No criminal charges were filed relating
to the arrest or law enforcement interaction or
criminal charges were filed and subsequently
dismissed or vacated or the arrestee was
acquitted.
(B) If the law enforcement agency is unable to
verify satisfaction of condition (ii) in paragraph
(A), records that satisfy condition (i) in paragraph
(A) shall be automatically expunged.
(C) Records shall be expunged by the law
enforcement agency under the following timelines:
(i) Records created prior to June 25, 2019
(the effective date of Public Act 101-27), but on
or after January 1, 2013, shall be automatically
expunged prior to January 1, 2021;
(ii) Records created prior to January 1, 2013,
but on or after January 1, 2000, shall be
automatically expunged prior to January 1, 2023;
(iii) Records created prior to January 1, 2000
shall be automatically expunged prior to January
1, 2025.
In response to an inquiry for expunged records,
the law enforcement agency receiving such inquiry
shall reply as it does in response to inquiries when no
records ever existed; however, it shall provide a
certificate of disposition or confirmation that the
record was expunged to the individual whose record was
expunged if such a record exists.
(D) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to
restrict or modify an individual's right to have that
individual's records expunged except as otherwise may
be provided in this Act, or diminish or abrogate any
rights or remedies otherwise available to the
individual.
(2) Pardons Authorizing Expungement of Minor Cannabis
Offenses.
(A) Upon June 25, 2019 (the effective date of
Public Act 101-27), the Department of State Police
shall review all criminal history record information
and identify all records that meet all of the
following criteria:
(i) one or more convictions for a Minor
Cannabis Offense;
(ii) the conviction identified in paragraph
(2)(A)(i) did not include a penalty enhancement
under Section 7 of the Cannabis Control Act; and
(iii) the conviction identified in paragraph
(2)(A)(i) is not associated with a conviction for
a violent crime as defined in subsection (c) of
Section 3 of the Rights of Crime Victims and
Witnesses Act.
(B) Within 180 days after June 25, 2019 (the
effective date of Public Act 101-27), the Department
of State Police shall notify the Prisoner Review Board
of all such records that meet the criteria established
in paragraph (2)(A).
(i) The Prisoner Review Board shall notify the
State's Attorney of the county of conviction of
each record identified by State Police in
paragraph (2)(A) that is classified as a Class 4
felony. The State's Attorney may provide a written
objection to the Prisoner Review Board on the sole
basis that the record identified does not meet the
criteria established in paragraph (2)(A). Such an
objection must be filed within 60 days or by such
later date set by the Prisoner Review Board in the
notice after the State's Attorney received notice
from the Prisoner Review Board.
(ii) In response to a written objection from a
State's Attorney, the Prisoner Review Board is
authorized to conduct a non-public hearing to
evaluate the information provided in the
objection.
(iii) The Prisoner Review Board shall make a
confidential and privileged recommendation to the
Governor as to whether to grant a pardon
authorizing expungement for each of the records
identified by the Department of State Police as
described in paragraph (2)(A).
(C) If an individual has been granted a pardon
authorizing expungement as described in this Section,
the Prisoner Review Board, through the Attorney
General, shall file a petition for expungement with
the Chief Judge of the circuit or any judge of the
circuit designated by the Chief Judge where the
individual had been convicted. Such petition may
include more than one individual. Whenever an
individual who has been convicted of an offense is
granted a pardon by the Governor that specifically
authorizes expungement, an objection to the petition
may not be filed. Petitions to expunge under this
subsection (i) may include more than one individual.
Within 90 days of the filing of such a petition, the
court shall enter an order expunging the records of
arrest from the official records of the arresting
authority and order that the records of the circuit
court clerk and the Department of State Police be
expunged and the name of the defendant obliterated
from the official index requested to be kept by the
circuit court clerk under Section 16 of the Clerks of
Courts Act in connection with the arrest and
conviction for the offense for which the individual
had received a pardon but the order shall not affect
any index issued by the circuit court clerk before the
entry of the order. Upon entry of the order of
expungement, the circuit court clerk shall promptly
provide a copy of the order and a certificate of
disposition to the individual who was pardoned to the
individual's last known address or by electronic means
(if available) or otherwise make it available to the
individual upon request.
(D) Nothing in this Section is intended to
diminish or abrogate any rights or remedies otherwise
available to the individual.
(3) Any individual may file a motion to vacate and
expunge a conviction for a misdemeanor or Class 4 felony
violation of Section 4 or Section 5 of the Cannabis
Control Act. Motions to vacate and expunge under this
subsection (i) may be filed with the circuit court, Chief
Judge of a judicial circuit or any judge of the circuit
designated by the Chief Judge. The circuit court clerk
shall promptly serve a copy of the motion to vacate and
expunge, and any supporting documentation, on the State's
Attorney or prosecutor charged with the duty of
prosecuting the offense. When considering such a motion to
vacate and expunge, a court shall consider the following:
the reasons to retain the records provided by law
enforcement, the petitioner's age, the petitioner's age at
the time of offense, the time since the conviction, and
the specific adverse consequences if denied. An individual
may file such a petition after the completion of any
non-financial sentence or non-financial condition imposed
by the conviction. Within 60 days of the filing of such
motion, a State's Attorney may file an objection to such a
petition along with supporting evidence. If a motion to
vacate and expunge is granted, the records shall be
expunged in accordance with subparagraphs (d)(8) and
(d)(9)(A) of this Section. An agency providing civil legal
aid, as defined by Section 15 of the Public Interest
Attorney Assistance Act, assisting individuals seeking to
file a motion to vacate and expunge under this subsection
may file motions to vacate and expunge with the Chief
Judge of a judicial circuit or any judge of the circuit
designated by the Chief Judge, and the motion may include
more than one individual. Motions filed by an agency
providing civil legal aid concerning more than one
individual may be prepared, presented, and signed
electronically.
(4) Any State's Attorney may file a motion to vacate
and expunge a conviction for a misdemeanor or Class 4
felony violation of Section 4 or Section 5 of the Cannabis
Control Act. Motions to vacate and expunge under this
subsection (i) may be filed with the circuit court, Chief
Judge of a judicial circuit or any judge of the circuit
designated by the Chief Judge, and may include more than
one individual. Motions filed by a State's Attorney
concerning more than one individual may be prepared,
presented, and signed electronically. When considering
such a motion to vacate and expunge, a court shall
consider the following: the reasons to retain the records
provided by law enforcement, the individual's age, the
individual's age at the time of offense, the time since
the conviction, and the specific adverse consequences if
denied. Upon entry of an order granting a motion to vacate
and expunge records pursuant to this Section, the State's
Attorney shall notify the Prisoner Review Board within 30
days. Upon entry of the order of expungement, the circuit
court clerk shall promptly provide a copy of the order and
a certificate of disposition to the individual whose
records will be expunged to the individual's last known
address or by electronic means (if available) or otherwise
make available to the individual upon request. If a motion
to vacate and expunge is granted, the records shall be
expunged in accordance with subparagraphs (d)(8) and
(d)(9)(A) of this Section.
(5) In the public interest, the State's Attorney of a
county has standing to file motions to vacate and expunge
pursuant to this Section in the circuit court with
jurisdiction over the underlying conviction.
(6) If a person is arrested for a Minor Cannabis
Offense as defined in this Section before June 25, 2019
(the effective date of Public Act 101-27) and the person's
case is still pending but a sentence has not been imposed,
the person may petition the court in which the charges are
pending for an order to summarily dismiss those charges
against him or her, and expunge all official records of
his or her arrest, plea, trial, conviction, incarceration,
supervision, or expungement. If the court determines, upon
review, that: (A) the person was arrested before June 25,
2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-27) for an
offense that has been made eligible for expungement; (B)
the case is pending at the time; and (C) the person has not
been sentenced of the minor cannabis violation eligible
for expungement under this subsection, the court shall
consider the following: the reasons to retain the records
provided by law enforcement, the petitioner's age, the
petitioner's age at the time of offense, the time since
the conviction, and the specific adverse consequences if
denied. If a motion to dismiss and expunge is granted, the
records shall be expunged in accordance with subparagraph
(d)(9)(A) of this Section.
(7) A person imprisoned solely as a result of one or
more convictions for Minor Cannabis Offenses under this
subsection (i) shall be released from incarceration upon
the issuance of an order under this subsection.
(8) The Department of State Police shall allow a
person to use the access and review process, established
in the Department of State Police, for verifying that his
or her records relating to Minor Cannabis Offenses of the
Cannabis Control Act eligible under this Section have been
expunged.
(9) No conviction vacated pursuant to this Section
shall serve as the basis for damages for time unjustly
served as provided in the Court of Claims Act.
(10) Effect of Expungement. A person's right to
expunge an expungeable offense shall not be limited under
this Section. The effect of an order of expungement shall
be to restore the person to the status he or she occupied
before the arrest, charge, or conviction.
(11) Information. The Department of State Police shall
post general information on its website about the
expungement process described in this subsection (i).
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-282, eff. 1-1-18;
100-284, eff. 8-24-17; 100-287, eff. 8-24-17; 100-692, eff.
8-3-18; 100-759, eff. 1-1-19; 100-776, eff. 8-10-18; 100-863,
eff. 8-14-18; 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19;
101-159, eff. 1-1-20; 101-306, eff. 8-9-19; 101-593, eff.
12-4-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20; revised 8-18-20.)
Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by
changing Section 16-105 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/16-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 16-105)
Sec. 16-105. Disposition of fines and forfeitures.
(a) Except as provided in Section 15-113 of this Act and
except those amounts subject to disbursement by the circuit
clerk under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act, fines and
penalties recovered under the provisions of Chapters 3 through
17 and 18b inclusive of this Code shall be paid and used as
follows:
1. For offenses committed upon a highway within the
limits of a city, village, or incorporated town or under
the jurisdiction of any park district, to the treasurer of
the particular city, village, incorporated town or park
district, if the violator was arrested by the authorities
of the city, village, incorporated town or park district,
provided the police officers and officials of cities,
villages, incorporated towns and park districts shall
seasonably prosecute for all fines and penalties under
this Code. If the violation is prosecuted by the
authorities of the county, any fines or penalties
recovered shall be paid to the county treasurer, except
that fines and penalties recovered from violations
arrested by the State Police shall be remitted to the
State Treasurer for deposit into the State Police Law
Enforcement Administration Fund. Provided further that if
the violator was arrested by the State Police, fines and
penalties recovered under the provisions of paragraph (a)
of Section 15-113 of this Code or paragraph (e) of Section
15-316 of this Code shall be remitted paid over to the
Department of State Police which shall thereupon remit the
amount of the fines and penalties so received to the State
Treasurer who shall deposit the amount so remitted in the
special fund in the State treasury known as the Road Fund
except that if the violation is prosecuted by the State's
Attorney, 10% of the fine or penalty recovered shall be
paid to the State's Attorney as a fee of his office and the
balance shall be remitted to the State Treasurer paid over
to the Department of State Police for remittance to and
deposit by the State Treasurer as hereinabove provided.
2. Except as provided in paragraph 4, for offenses
committed upon any highway outside the limits of a city,
village, incorporated town or park district, to the county
treasurer of the county where the offense was committed
except if such offense was committed on a highway
maintained by or under the supervision of a township,
township district, or a road district to the Treasurer
thereof for deposit in the road and bridge fund of such
township or other district, except that fines and
penalties recovered from violations arrested by the State
Police shall be remitted to the State Treasurer for
deposit into the State Police Law Enforcement
Administration Fund; provided, that fines and penalties
recovered under the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section
15-113, paragraph (d) of Section 3-401, or paragraph (e)
of Section 15-316 of this Code shall be remitted paid over
to the Department of State Police which shall thereupon
remit the amount of the fines and penalties so received to
the State Treasurer who shall deposit the amount so
remitted in the special fund in the State treasury known
as the Road Fund except that if the violation is
prosecuted by the State's Attorney, 10% of the fine or
penalty recovered shall be paid to the State's Attorney as
a fee of his office and the balance shall be remitted paid
over to the State Treasurer Department of State Police for
remittance to and deposit by the State Treasurer as
hereinabove provided.
3. Notwithstanding subsections 1 and 2 of this
paragraph, for violations of overweight and overload
limits found in Sections 15-101 through 15-203 of this
Code, which are committed upon the highways belonging to
the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, fines and
penalties shall be remitted paid over to the Illinois
State Toll Highway Authority for deposit with the State
Treasurer into that special fund known as the Illinois
State Toll Highway Authority Fund, except that if the
violation is prosecuted by the State's Attorney, 10% of
the fine or penalty recovered shall be paid to the State's
Attorney as a fee of his office and the balance shall be
remitted paid over to the Illinois State Toll Highway
Authority for remittance to and deposit by the State
Treasurer as hereinabove provided.
4. With regard to violations of overweight and
overload limits found in Sections 15-101 through 15-203 of
this Code committed by operators of vehicles registered as
Special Hauling Vehicles, for offenses committed upon a
highway within the limits of a city, village, or
incorporated town or under the jurisdiction of any park
district, all fines and penalties shall be paid over or
retained as required in paragraph 1. However, with regard
to the above offenses committed by operators of vehicles
registered as Special Hauling Vehicles upon any highway
outside the limits of a city, village, incorporated town
or park district, fines and penalties shall be paid over
or retained by the entity having jurisdiction over the
road or highway upon which the offense occurred, except
that if the violation is prosecuted by the State's
Attorney, 10% of the fine or penalty recovered shall be
paid to the State's Attorney as a fee of his office.
(b) Failure, refusal or neglect on the part of any
judicial or other officer or employee receiving or having
custody of any such fine or forfeiture either before or after a
deposit with the proper official as defined in paragraph (a)
of this Section, shall constitute misconduct in office and
shall be grounds for removal therefrom.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)
Section 15. The Snowmobile Registration and Safety Act is
amended by changing Section 5-7 as follows:
(625 ILCS 40/5-7)
Sec. 5-7. Operating a snowmobile while under the influence
of alcohol or other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or
compounds, or a combination of them; criminal penalties;
suspension of operating privileges.
(a) A person may not operate or be in actual physical
control of a snowmobile within this State while:
1. The alcohol concentration in that person's blood,
other bodily substance, or breath is a concentration at
which driving a motor vehicle is prohibited under
subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of Section 11-501 of the
Illinois Vehicle Code;
2. The person is under the influence of alcohol;
3. The person is under the influence of any other drug
or combination of drugs to a degree that renders that
person incapable of safely operating a snowmobile;
3.1. The person is under the influence of any
intoxicating compound or combination of intoxicating
compounds to a degree that renders the person incapable of
safely operating a snowmobile;
4. The person is under the combined influence of
alcohol and any other drug or drugs or intoxicating
compound or compounds to a degree that renders that person
incapable of safely operating a snowmobile;
4.3. The person who is not a CDL holder has a
tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's whole
blood or other bodily substance at which driving a motor
vehicle is prohibited under subdivision (7) of subsection
(a) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
4.5. The person who is a CDL holder has any amount of a
drug, substance, or compound in the person's breath,
blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the
unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in the
Cannabis Control Act; or
5. There is any amount of a drug, substance, or
compound in that person's breath, blood, other bodily
substance, or urine resulting from the unlawful use or
consumption of a controlled substance listed in the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, methamphetamine as
listed in the Methamphetamine Control and Community
Protection Act, or intoxicating compound listed in the use
of Intoxicating Compounds Act.
(b) The fact that a person charged with violating this
Section is or has been legally entitled to use alcohol, other
drug or drugs, any intoxicating compound or compounds, or any
combination of them does not constitute a defense against a
charge of violating this Section.
(c) Every person convicted of violating this Section or a
similar provision of a local ordinance is guilty of a Class A
misdemeanor, except as otherwise provided in this Section.
(c-1) As used in this Section, "first time offender" means
any person who has not had a previous conviction or been
assigned supervision for violating this Section or a similar
provision of a local ordinance, or any person who has not had a
suspension imposed under subsection (e) of Section 5-7.1.
(c-2) For purposes of this Section, the following are
equivalent to a conviction:
(1) a forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to
secure a defendant's appearance in court when forfeiture
has not been vacated; or
(2) the failure of a defendant to appear for trial.
(d) Every person convicted of violating this Section is
guilty of a Class 4 felony if:
1. The person has a previous conviction under this
Section;
2. The offense results in personal injury where a
person other than the operator suffers great bodily harm
or permanent disability or disfigurement, when the
violation was a proximate cause of the injuries. A person
guilty of a Class 4 felony under this paragraph 2, if
sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall be sentenced to
not less than one year nor more than 12 years; or
3. The offense occurred during a period in which the
person's privileges to operate a snowmobile are revoked or
suspended, and the revocation or suspension was for a
violation of this Section or was imposed under Section
5-7.1.
(e) Every person convicted of violating this Section is
guilty of a Class 2 felony if the offense results in the death
of a person. A person guilty of a Class 2 felony under this
subsection (e), if sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall
be sentenced to a term of not less than 3 years and not more
than 14 years.
(e-1) Every person convicted of violating this Section or
a similar provision of a local ordinance who had a child under
the age of 16 on board the snowmobile at the time of offense
shall be subject to a mandatory minimum fine of $500 and shall
be subject to a mandatory minimum of 5 days of community
service in a program benefiting children. The assignment under
this subsection shall not be subject to suspension nor shall
the person be eligible for probation in order to reduce the
assignment.
(e-2) Every person found guilty of violating this Section,
whose operation of a snowmobile while in violation of this
Section proximately caused any incident resulting in an
appropriate emergency response, shall be liable for the
expense of an emergency response as provided in subsection (i)
of Section 11-501.01 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(e-3) In addition to any other penalties and liabilities,
a person who is found guilty of violating this Section,
including any person placed on court supervision, shall be
fined $100, payable to the circuit clerk, who shall distribute
the money to the law enforcement agency that made the arrest or
as provided in subsection (c) of Section 10-5 of the Criminal
and Traffic Assessment Act if the arresting agency is a State
agency, unless more than one agency is responsible for the
arrest, in which case the amount shall be remitted to each unit
of government equally. In the event that more than one agency
is responsible for the arrest, the $100 shall be shared
equally. Any moneys received by a law enforcement agency under
this subsection (e-3) shall be used to purchase law
enforcement equipment or to provide law enforcement training
that will assist in the prevention of alcohol related criminal
violence throughout the State. Law enforcement equipment shall
include, but is not limited to, in-car video cameras, radar
and laser speed detection devices, and alcohol breath testers.
(f) In addition to any criminal penalties imposed, the
Department of Natural Resources shall suspend the snowmobile
operation privileges of a person convicted or found guilty of
a misdemeanor under this Section for a period of one year,
except that first-time offenders are exempt from this
mandatory one year suspension.
(g) In addition to any criminal penalties imposed, the
Department of Natural Resources shall suspend for a period of
5 years the snowmobile operation privileges of any person
convicted or found guilty of a felony under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)
Section 20. The Boat Registration and Safety Act is
amended by changing Section 5-16 as follows:
(625 ILCS 45/5-16)
Sec. 5-16. Operating a watercraft under the influence of
alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or
compounds, or combination thereof.
(A) 1. A person shall not operate or be in actual physical
control of any watercraft within this State while:
(a) The alcohol concentration in such person's blood,
other bodily substance, or breath is a concentration at
which driving a motor vehicle is prohibited under
subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of Section 11-501 of the
Illinois Vehicle Code;
(b) Under the influence of alcohol;
(c) Under the influence of any other drug or
combination of drugs to a degree which renders such person
incapable of safely operating any watercraft;
(c-1) Under the influence of any intoxicating compound
or combination of intoxicating compounds to a degree that
renders the person incapable of safely operating any
watercraft;
(d) Under the combined influence of alcohol and any
other drug or drugs to a degree which renders such person
incapable of safely operating a watercraft;
(d-3) The person who is not a CDL holder has a
tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's whole
blood or other bodily substance at which driving a motor
vehicle is prohibited under subdivision (7) of subsection
(a) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
(d-5) The person who is a CDL holder has any amount of
a drug, substance, or compound in the person's breath,
blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the
unlawful use or consumption of cannabis listed in the
Cannabis Control Act; or
(e) There is any amount of a drug, substance, or
compound in the person's blood, other bodily substance, or
urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of a
controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed in the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or
an intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating
Compounds Act.
2. The fact that any person charged with violating this
Section is or has been legally entitled to use alcohol, other
drug or drugs, any intoxicating compound or compounds, or any
combination of them, shall not constitute a defense against
any charge of violating this Section.
3. Every person convicted of violating this Section shall
be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, except as otherwise
provided in this Section.
4. Every person convicted of violating this Section shall
be guilty of a Class 4 felony if:
(a) He or she has a previous conviction under this
Section;
(b) The offense results in personal injury where a
person other than the operator suffers great bodily harm
or permanent disability or disfigurement, when the
violation was a proximate cause of the injuries. A person
guilty of a Class 4 felony under this subparagraph (b), if
sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall be sentenced to
a term of not less than one year nor more than 12 years; or
(c) The offense occurred during a period in which his
or her privileges to operate a watercraft are revoked or
suspended, and the revocation or suspension was for a
violation of this Section or was imposed under subsection
(B).
5. Every person convicted of violating this Section shall
be guilty of a Class 2 felony if the offense results in the
death of a person. A person guilty of a Class 2 felony under
this paragraph 5, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment,
shall be sentenced to a term of not less than 3 years and not
more than 14 years.
5.1. A person convicted of violating this Section or a
similar provision of a local ordinance who had a child under
the age of 16 aboard the watercraft at the time of offense is
subject to a mandatory minimum fine of $500 and to a mandatory
minimum of 5 days of community service in a program benefiting
children. The assignment under this paragraph 5.1 is not
subject to suspension and the person is not eligible for
probation in order to reduce the assignment.
5.2. A person found guilty of violating this Section, if
his or her operation of a watercraft while in violation of this
Section proximately caused any incident resulting in an
appropriate emergency response, is liable for the expense of
an emergency response as provided in subsection (m) of Section
11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
5.3. In addition to any other penalties and liabilities, a
person who is found guilty of violating this Section,
including any person placed on court supervision, shall be
fined $100, payable to the circuit clerk, who shall distribute
the money to the law enforcement agency that made the arrest or
as provided in subsection (c) of Section 10-5 of the Criminal
and Traffic Assessment Act if the arresting agency is a State
agency, unless more than one agency is responsible for the
arrest, in which case the amount shall be remitted to each unit
of government equally. In the event that more than one agency
is responsible for the arrest, the $100 shall be shared
equally. Any moneys received by a law enforcement agency under
this paragraph 5.3 shall be used to purchase law enforcement
equipment or to provide law enforcement training that will
assist in the prevention of alcohol related criminal violence
throughout the State. Law enforcement equipment shall include,
but is not limited to, in-car video cameras, radar and laser
speed detection devices, and alcohol breath testers.
6. (a) In addition to any criminal penalties imposed, the
Department of Natural Resources shall suspend the watercraft
operation privileges of any person convicted or found guilty
of a misdemeanor under this Section, a similar provision of a
local ordinance, or Title 46 of the U.S. Code of Federal
Regulations for a period of one year, except that a first time
offender is exempt from this mandatory one year suspension.
As used in this subdivision (A)6(a), "first time offender"
means any person who has not had a previous conviction or been
assigned supervision for violating this Section, a similar
provision of a local ordinance or, Title 46 of the U.S. Code of
Federal Regulations, or any person who has not had a
suspension imposed under subdivision (B)3.1 of Section 5-16.
(b) In addition to any criminal penalties imposed, the
Department of Natural Resources shall suspend the watercraft
operation privileges of any person convicted of a felony under
this Section, a similar provision of a local ordinance, or
Title 46 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations for a period
of 3 years.
(B) 1. Any person who operates or is in actual physical
control of any watercraft upon the waters of this State shall
be deemed to have given consent to a chemical test or tests of
blood, breath, other bodily substance, or urine for the
purpose of determining the content of alcohol, other drug or
drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or combination
thereof in the person's blood or other bodily substance if
arrested for any offense of subsection (A) above. The chemical
test or tests shall be administered at the direction of the
arresting officer. The law enforcement agency employing the
officer shall designate which of the tests shall be
administered. Up to 2 additional tests of urine or other
bodily substance may be administered even after a blood or
breath test or both has been administered.
1.1. For the purposes of this Section, an Illinois Law
Enforcement officer of this State who is investigating the
person for any offense defined in Section 5-16 may travel into
an adjoining state, where the person has been transported for
medical care to complete an investigation, and may request
that the person submit to the test or tests set forth in this
Section. The requirements of this Section that the person be
arrested are inapplicable, but the officer shall issue the
person a uniform citation for an offense as defined in Section
5-16 or a similar provision of a local ordinance prior to
requesting that the person submit to the test or tests. The
issuance of the uniform citation shall not constitute an
arrest, but shall be for the purpose of notifying the person
that he or she is subject to the provisions of this Section and
of the officer's belief in the existence of probable cause to
arrest. Upon returning to this State, the officer shall file
the uniform citation with the circuit clerk of the county
where the offense was committed and shall seek the issuance of
an arrest warrant or a summons for the person.
1.2. Notwithstanding any ability to refuse under this Act
to submit to these tests or any ability to revoke the implied
consent to these tests, if a law enforcement officer has
probable cause to believe that a watercraft operated by or
under actual physical control of a person under the influence
of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or
compounds, or any combination of them has caused the death of
or personal injury to another, that person shall submit, upon
the request of a law enforcement officer, to a chemical test or
tests of his or her blood, breath, other bodily substance, or
urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol content or
the presence of any other drug, intoxicating compound, or
combination of them. For the purposes of this Section, a
personal injury includes severe bleeding wounds, distorted
extremities, and injuries that require the injured party to be
carried from the scene for immediate professional attention in
either a doctor's office or a medical facility.
2. Any person who is dead, unconscious or who is otherwise
in a condition rendering such person incapable of refusal,
shall be deemed not to have withdrawn the consent provided
above, and the test may be administered.
3. A person requested to submit to a chemical test as
provided above shall be verbally advised by the law
enforcement officer requesting the test that a refusal to
submit to the test will result in suspension of such person's
privilege to operate a watercraft for a minimum of 2 years.
Following this warning, if a person under arrest refuses upon
the request of a law enforcement officer to submit to a test
designated by the officer, no test shall be given, but the law
enforcement officer shall file with the clerk of the circuit
court for the county in which the arrest was made, and with the
Department of Natural Resources, a sworn statement naming the
person refusing to take and complete the chemical test or
tests requested under the provisions of this Section. Such
sworn statement shall identify the arrested person, such
person's current residence address and shall specify that a
refusal by such person to take the chemical test or tests was
made. Such sworn statement shall include a statement that the
arresting officer had reasonable cause to believe the person
was operating or was in actual physical control of the
watercraft within this State while under the influence of
alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or
compounds, or combination thereof and that such chemical test
or tests were made as an incident to and following the lawful
arrest for an offense as defined in this Section or a similar
provision of a local ordinance, and that the person after
being arrested for an offense arising out of acts alleged to
have been committed while so operating a watercraft refused to
submit to and complete a chemical test or tests as requested by
the law enforcement officer.
3.1. The law enforcement officer submitting the sworn
statement as provided in paragraph 3 of this subsection (B)
shall serve immediate written notice upon the person refusing
the chemical test or tests that the person's privilege to
operate a watercraft within this State will be suspended for a
period of 2 years unless, within 28 days from the date of the
notice, the person requests in writing a hearing on the
suspension.
If the person desires a hearing, such person shall file a
complaint in the circuit court for and in the county in which
such person was arrested for such hearing. Such hearing shall
proceed in the court in the same manner as other civil
proceedings, shall cover only the issues of whether the person
was placed under arrest for an offense as defined in this
Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance as
evidenced by the issuance of a uniform citation; whether the
arresting officer had reasonable grounds to believe that such
person was operating a watercraft while under the influence of
alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or
compounds, or combination thereof; and whether such person
refused to submit and complete the chemical test or tests upon
the request of the law enforcement officer. Whether the person
was informed that such person's privilege to operate a
watercraft would be suspended if such person refused to submit
to the chemical test or tests shall not be an issue.
If the person fails to request in writing a hearing within
28 days from the date of notice, or if a hearing is held and
the court finds against the person on the issues before the
court, the clerk shall immediately notify the Department of
Natural Resources, and the Department shall suspend the
watercraft operation privileges of the person for at least 2
years.
3.2. If the person is a CDL holder and submits to a test
that discloses an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, or
any amount of a drug, substance or intoxicating compound in
the person's breath, blood, other bodily substance, or urine
resulting from the unlawful use of cannabis listed in the
Cannabis Control Act, a controlled substance listed in the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed
in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
or an intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating
Compounds Act, the law enforcement officer shall immediately
submit a sworn report to the circuit clerk of venue and the
Department of Natural Resources, certifying that the test or
tests were requested under paragraph 1 of this subsection (B)
and the person submitted to testing that disclosed an alcohol
concentration of 0.08 or more or any amount of a drug,
substance or intoxicating compound in the person's breath,
blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from the
unlawful use of cannabis listed in the Cannabis Control Act, a
controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed in the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or an
intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating
Compounds Act. If the person is not a CDL holder and submits to
a test that discloses an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or
more, a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's
whole blood or other bodily substance as defined in paragraph
6 of subsection (a) of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois
Vehicle Code, or any amount of a drug, substance or
intoxicating compound in the person's breath, blood, other
bodily substance, or urine resulting from the unlawful use of
a controlled substance listed in the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed in the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or an
intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating
Compounds Act, the law enforcement officer shall immediately
submit a sworn report to the circuit clerk of venue and the
Department of Natural Resources, certifying that the test or
tests were requested under paragraph 1 of this subsection (B)
and the person submitted to testing that disclosed an alcohol
concentration of 0.08 or more, a tetrahydrocannabinol
concentration in the person's whole blood or other bodily
substance as defined in paragraph 6 of subsection (a) of
Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, or any amount
of a drug, substance or intoxicating compound in the person's
breath, blood, other bodily substance, or urine resulting from
the unlawful use of a controlled substance listed in the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, methamphetamine as listed
in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
or an intoxicating compound listed in the Use of Intoxicating
Compounds Act.
In cases involving a person who is a CDL holder where the
blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater or any amount
of drug, substance or compound resulting from the unlawful use
of cannabis, a controlled substance, methamphetamine, or an
intoxicating compound is established by a subsequent analysis
of blood, other bodily substance, or urine collected at the
time of arrest, the arresting officer or arresting agency
shall immediately submit a sworn report to the circuit clerk
of venue and the Department of Natural Resources upon receipt
of the test results. In cases involving a person who is not a
CDL holder where the blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or
greater, a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in the person's
whole blood or other bodily substance as defined in paragraph
6 of subsection (a) of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois
Vehicle Code, or any amount of drug, substance, or compound
resulting from the unlawful use of a controlled substance,
methamphetamine, or an intoxicating compound is established by
a subsequent analysis of blood, other bodily substance, or
urine collected at the time of arrest, the arresting officer
or arresting agency shall immediately submit a sworn report to
the circuit clerk of venue and the Department of Natural
Resources upon receipt of the test results.
4. A person must submit to each chemical test offered by
the law enforcement officer in order to comply with the
implied consent provisions of this Section.
5. The provisions of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois
Vehicle Code, as amended, concerning the certification and use
of chemical tests apply to the use of such tests under this
Section.
(C) Upon the trial of any civil or criminal action or
proceeding arising out of acts alleged to have been committed
by any person while operating a watercraft while under the
influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating
compound or compounds, or combination thereof, the
concentration of alcohol, drug, or compound in the person's
blood, other bodily substance, or breath at the time alleged
as shown by analysis of a person's blood, urine, breath, or
other bodily substance shall give rise to the presumptions
specified in subdivisions 1, 2, and 3 of subsection (b) and
subsection (b-5) of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle
Code. The foregoing provisions of this subsection (C) shall
not be construed as limiting the introduction of any other
relevant evidence bearing upon the question whether the person
was under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs,
intoxicating compound or compounds, or a combination thereof.
(D) If a person under arrest refuses to submit to a
chemical test under the provisions of this Section, evidence
of refusal shall be admissible in any civil or criminal action
or proceeding arising out of acts alleged to have been
committed while the person under the influence of alcohol,
other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or
combination of them was operating a watercraft.
(E) The owner of any watercraft or any person given
supervisory authority over a watercraft, may not knowingly
permit a watercraft to be operated by any person under the
influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating
compound or compounds, or combination thereof.
(F) Whenever any person is convicted or found guilty of a
violation of this Section, including any person placed on
court supervision, the court shall notify the Office of Law
Enforcement of the Department of Natural Resources, to provide
the Department with the records essential for the performance
of the Department's duties to monitor and enforce any order of
suspension or revocation concerning the privilege to operate a
watercraft.
(G) No person who has been arrested and charged for
violating paragraph 1 of subsection (A) of this Section shall
operate any watercraft within this State for a period of 24
hours after such arrest.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16.)
Section 25. The Clerks of Courts Act is amended by
changing Sections 27.1b and 27.1c as follows:
(705 ILCS 105/27.1b)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Sec. 27.1b. Circuit court clerk fees. Notwithstanding any
other provision of law, all fees charged by the clerks of the
circuit court for the services described in this Section shall
be established, collected, and disbursed in accordance with
this Section. Except as otherwise specified in this Section,
all fees under this Section shall be paid in advance and
disbursed by each clerk on a monthly basis. In a county with a
population of over 3,000,000, units of local government and
school districts shall not be required to pay fees under this
Section in advance and the clerk shall instead send an
itemized bill to the unit of local government or school
district, within 30 days of the fee being incurred, and the
unit of local government or school district shall be allowed
at least 30 days from the date of the itemized bill to pay;
these payments shall be disbursed by each clerk on a monthly
basis. Unless otherwise specified in this Section, the amount
of a fee shall be determined by ordinance or resolution of the
county board and remitted to the county treasurer to be used
for purposes related to the operation of the court system in
the county. In a county with a population of over 3,000,000,
any amount retained by the clerk of the circuit court or
remitted to the county treasurer shall be subject to
appropriation by the county board.
(a) Civil cases. The fee for filing a complaint, petition,
or other pleading initiating a civil action shall be as set
forth in the applicable schedule under this subsection in
accordance with case categories established by the Supreme
Court in schedules.
(1) SCHEDULE 1: not to exceed a total of $366 in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to
exceed $316 in any other county, except as applied to
units of local government and school districts in counties
with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to
exceed $190 through December 31, 2021 and $184 on and
after January 1, 2022. The fees collected under this
schedule shall be disbursed as follows:
(A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount not
to exceed $55 in a county with a population of
3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $45 in
any other county determined by the clerk with the
approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court
automation, court document storage, and administrative
purposes.
(B) The clerk shall remit up to $21 to the State
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the
appropriate amounts, in accordance with the clerk's
instructions, as follows:
(i) up to $10, as specified by the Supreme
Court in accordance with Part 10A of Article II of
the Code of Civil Procedure, into the Mandatory
Arbitration Fund;
(ii) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund; and
(iii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
Purposes Fund.
(C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $290 in a county
with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount
not to exceed $250 in any other county, as specified by
ordinance or resolution passed by the county board,
for purposes related to the operation of the court
system in the county.
(2) SCHEDULE 2: not to exceed a total of $357 in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to
exceed $266 in any other county, except as applied to
units of local government and school districts in counties
with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to
exceed $190 through December 31, 2021 and $184 on and
after January 1, 2022. The fees collected under this
schedule shall be disbursed as follows:
(A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount not
to exceed $55 in a county with a population of
3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $45 in
any other county determined by the clerk with the
approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court
automation, court document storage, and administrative
purposes.
(B) The clerk shall remit up to $21 to the State
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the
appropriate amounts, in accordance with the clerk's
instructions, as follows:
(i) up to $10, as specified by the Supreme
Court in accordance with Part 10A of Article II of
the Code of Civil Procedure, into the Mandatory
Arbitration Fund;
(ii) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund: and
(iii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
Purposes Fund.
(C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $281 in a county
with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount
not to exceed $200 in any other county, as specified by
ordinance or resolution passed by the county board,
for purposes related to the operation of the court
system in the county.
(3) SCHEDULE 3: not to exceed a total of $265 in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to
exceed $89 in any other county, except as applied to units
of local government and school districts in counties with
more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed
$190 through December 31, 2021 and $184 on and after
January 1, 2022. The fees collected under this schedule
shall be disbursed as follows:
(A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount not
to exceed $55 in a county with a population of
3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $22 in
any other county determined by the clerk with the
approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court
automation, court document storage, and administrative
purposes.
(B) The clerk shall remit $11 to the State
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the
appropriate amounts in accordance with the clerk's
instructions, as follows:
(i) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund; and
(ii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
Purposes Fund.
(C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $199 in a county
with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount
not to exceed $56 in any other county, as specified by
ordinance or resolution passed by the county board,
for purposes related to the operation of the court
system in the county.
(4) SCHEDULE 4: $0.
(b) Appearance. The fee for filing an appearance in a
civil action, including a cannabis civil law action under the
Cannabis Control Act, shall be as set forth in the applicable
schedule under this subsection in accordance with case
categories established by the Supreme Court in schedules.
(1) SCHEDULE 1: not to exceed a total of $230 in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to
exceed $191 in any other county, except as applied to
units of local government and school districts in counties
with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to
exceed $75. The fees collected under this schedule shall
be disbursed as follows:
(A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount not
to exceed $50 in a county with a population of
3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $45 in
any other county determined by the clerk with the
approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court
automation, court document storage, and administrative
purposes.
(B) The clerk shall remit up to $21 to the State
Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall deposit the
appropriate amounts, in accordance with the clerk's
instructions, as follows:
(i) up to $10, as specified by the Supreme
Court in accordance with Part 10A of Article II of
the Code of Civil Procedure, into the Mandatory
Arbitration Fund;
(ii) $2 into the Access to Justice Fund; and
(iii) $9 into the Supreme Court Special
Purposes Fund.
(C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $159 in a county
with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount
not to exceed $125 in any other county, as specified by
ordinance or resolution passed by the county board,
for purposes related to the operation of the court
system in the county.
(2) SCHEDULE 2: not to exceed a total of $130 in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and not to
exceed $109 in any other county, except as applied to
units of local government and school districts in counties
with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to
exceed $75. The fees collected under this schedule shall
be disbursed as follows:
(A) The clerk shall retain a sum, in an amount not
to exceed $50 in a county with a population of
3,000,000 or more and in an amount not to exceed $10 in
any other county determined by the clerk with the
approval of the Supreme Court, to be used for court
automation, court document storage, and administrative
purposes.
(B) The clerk shall remit $9 to the State
Treasurer, which the State Treasurer shall deposit
into the Supreme Court Special Purpose Fund.
(C) The clerk shall remit a sum to the County
Treasurer, in an amount not to exceed $71 in a county
with a population of 3,000,000 or more and in an amount
not to exceed $90 in any other county, as specified by
ordinance or resolution passed by the county board,
for purposes related to the operation of the court
system in the county.
(3) SCHEDULE 3: $0.
(b-5) Kane County and Will County. In Kane County and Will
County civil cases, there is an additional fee of up to $30 as
set by the county board under Section 5-1101.3 of the Counties
Code to be paid by each party at the time of filing the first
pleading, paper, or other appearance; provided that no
additional fee shall be required if more than one party is
represented in a single pleading, paper, or other appearance.
Distribution of fees collected under this subsection (b-5)
shall be as provided in Section 5-1101.3 of the Counties Code.
(c) Counterclaim or third party complaint. When any
defendant files a counterclaim or third party complaint, as
part of the defendant's answer or otherwise, the defendant
shall pay a filing fee for each counterclaim or third party
complaint in an amount equal to the filing fee the defendant
would have had to pay had the defendant brought a separate
action for the relief sought in the counterclaim or third
party complaint, less the amount of the appearance fee, if
any, that the defendant has already paid in the action in which
the counterclaim or third party complaint is filed.
(d) Alias summons. The clerk shall collect a fee not to
exceed $6 in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more
and not to exceed $5 in any other county for each alias summons
or citation issued by the clerk, except as applied to units of
local government and school districts in counties with more
than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $5 for each
alias summons or citation issued by the clerk.
(e) Jury services. The clerk shall collect, in addition to
other fees allowed by law, a sum not to exceed $212.50, as a
fee for the services of a jury in every civil action not
quasi-criminal in its nature and not a proceeding for the
exercise of the right of eminent domain and in every other
action wherein the right of trial by jury is or may be given by
law. The jury fee shall be paid by the party demanding a jury
at the time of filing the jury demand. If the fee is not paid
by either party, no jury shall be called in the action or
proceeding, and the action or proceeding shall be tried by the
court without a jury.
(f) Change of venue. In connection with a change of venue:
(1) The clerk of the jurisdiction from which the case
is transferred may charge a fee, not to exceed $40, for the
preparation and certification of the record; and
(2) The clerk of the jurisdiction to which the case is
transferred may charge the same filing fee as if it were
the commencement of a new suit.
(g) Petition to vacate or modify.
(1) In a proceeding involving a petition to vacate or
modify any final judgment or order filed within 30 days
after the judgment or order was entered, except for an
eviction case, small claims case, petition to reopen an
estate, petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a
judgment or order for child or spousal support, or
petition to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for
withholding, the fee shall not exceed $60 in a county with
a population of 3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $50
in any other county, except as applied to units of local
government and school districts in counties with more than
3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed $50.
(2) In a proceeding involving a petition to vacate or
modify any final judgment or order filed more than 30 days
after the judgment or order was entered, except for a
petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or
order for child or spousal support, or petition to modify,
suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, the fee
shall not exceed $75.
(3) In a proceeding involving a motion to vacate or
amend a final order, motion to vacate an ex parte
judgment, judgment of forfeiture, or "failure to appear"
or "failure to comply" notices sent to the Secretary of
State, the fee shall equal $40.
(h) Appeals preparation. The fee for preparation of a
record on appeal shall be based on the number of pages, as
follows:
(1) if the record contains no more than 100 pages, the
fee shall not exceed $70 in a county with a population of
3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $50 in any other
county;
(2) if the record contains between 100 and 200 pages,
the fee shall not exceed $100; and
(3) if the record contains 200 or more pages, the
clerk may collect an additional fee not to exceed 25 cents
per page.
(i) Remands. In any cases remanded to the circuit court
from the Supreme Court or the appellate court for a new trial,
the clerk shall reinstate the case with either its original
number or a new number. The clerk shall not charge any new or
additional fee for the reinstatement. Upon reinstatement, the
clerk shall advise the parties of the reinstatement. Parties
shall have the same right to a jury trial on remand and
reinstatement that they had before the appeal, and no
additional or new fee or charge shall be made for a jury trial
after remand.
(j) Garnishment, wage deduction, and citation. In
garnishment affidavit, wage deduction affidavit, and citation
petition proceedings:
(1) if the amount in controversy in the proceeding is
not more than $1,000, the fee may not exceed $35 in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and may not
exceed $15 in any other county, except as applied to units
of local government and school districts in counties with
more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed
$15;
(2) if the amount in controversy in the proceeding is
greater than $1,000 and not more than $5,000, the fee may
not exceed $45 in a county with a population of 3,000,000
or more and may not exceed $30 in any other county, except
as applied to units of local government and school
districts in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants
an amount not to exceed $30; and
(3) if the amount in controversy in the proceeding is
greater than $5,000, the fee may not exceed $65 in a county
with a population of 3,000,000 or more and may not exceed
$50 in any other county, except as applied to units of
local government and school districts in counties with
more than 3,000,000 inhabitants an amount not to exceed
$50.
(j-5) Debt collection. In any proceeding to collect a debt
subject to the exception in item (ii) of subparagraph (A-5) of
paragraph (1) of subsection (z) of this Section, the circuit
court shall order and the clerk shall collect from each
judgment debtor a fee of:
(1) $35 if the amount in controversy in the proceeding
is not more than $1,000;
(2) $45 if the amount in controversy in the proceeding
is greater than $1,000 and not more than $5,000; and
(3) $65 if the amount in controversy in the proceeding
is greater than $5,000.
(k) Collections.
(1) For all collections made of others, except the
State and county and except in maintenance or child
support cases, the clerk may collect a fee of up to 2.5% of
the amount collected and turned over.
(2) In child support and maintenance cases, the clerk
may collect an annual fee of up to $36 from the person
making payment for maintaining child support records and
the processing of support orders to the State of Illinois
KIDS system and the recording of payments issued by the
State Disbursement Unit for the official record of the
Court. This fee is in addition to and separate from
amounts ordered to be paid as maintenance or child support
and shall be deposited into a Separate Maintenance and
Child Support Collection Fund, of which the clerk shall be
the custodian, ex officio, to be used by the clerk to
maintain child support orders and record all payments
issued by the State Disbursement Unit for the official
record of the Court. The clerk may recover from the person
making the maintenance or child support payment any
additional cost incurred in the collection of this annual
fee.
(3) The clerk may collect a fee of $5 for
certifications made to the Secretary of State as provided
in Section 7-703 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, and this
fee shall be deposited into the Separate Maintenance and
Child Support Collection Fund.
(4) In proceedings to foreclose the lien of delinquent
real estate taxes, State's Attorneys shall receive a fee
of 10% of the total amount realized from the sale of real
estate sold in the proceedings. The clerk shall collect
the fee from the total amount realized from the sale of the
real estate sold in the proceedings and remit to the
County Treasurer to be credited to the earnings of the
Office of the State's Attorney.
(l) Mailing. The fee for the clerk mailing documents shall
not exceed $10 plus the cost of postage.
(m) Certified copies. The fee for each certified copy of a
judgment, after the first copy, shall not exceed $10.
(n) Certification, authentication, and reproduction.
(1) The fee for each certification or authentication
for taking the acknowledgment of a deed or other
instrument in writing with the seal of office shall not
exceed $6.
(2) The fee for reproduction of any document contained
in the clerk's files shall not exceed:
(A) $2 for the first page;
(B) 50 cents per page for the next 19 pages; and
(C) 25 cents per page for all additional pages.
(o) Record search. For each record search, within a
division or municipal district, the clerk may collect a search
fee not to exceed $6 for each year searched.
(p) Hard copy. For each page of hard copy print output,
when case records are maintained on an automated medium, the
clerk may collect a fee not to exceed $10 in a county with a
population of 3,000,000 or more and not to exceed $6 in any
other county, except as applied to units of local government
and school districts in counties with more than 3,000,000
inhabitants an amount not to exceed $6.
(q) Index inquiry and other records. No fee shall be
charged for a single plaintiff and defendant index inquiry or
single case record inquiry when this request is made in person
and the records are maintained in a current automated medium,
and when no hard copy print output is requested. The fees to be
charged for management records, multiple case records, and
multiple journal records may be specified by the Chief Judge
pursuant to the guidelines for access and dissemination of
information approved by the Supreme Court.
(r) Performing a marriage. There shall be a $10 fee for
performing a marriage in court.
(s) Voluntary assignment. For filing each deed of
voluntary assignment, the clerk shall collect a fee not to
exceed $20. For recording a deed of voluntary assignment, the
clerk shall collect a fee not to exceed 50 cents for each 100
words. Exceptions filed to claims presented to an assignee of
a debtor who has made a voluntary assignment for the benefit of
creditors shall be considered and treated, for the purpose of
taxing costs therein, as actions in which the party or parties
filing the exceptions shall be considered as party or parties
plaintiff, and the claimant or claimants as party or parties
defendant, and those parties respectively shall pay to the
clerk the same fees as provided by this Section to be paid in
other actions.
(t) Expungement petition. The clerk may collect a fee not
to exceed $60 for each expungement petition filed and an
additional fee not to exceed $4 for each certified copy of an
order to expunge arrest records.
(u) Transcripts of judgment. For the filing of a
transcript of judgment, the clerk may collect the same fee as
if it were the commencement of a new suit.
(v) Probate filings.
(1) For each account (other than one final account)
filed in the estate of a decedent, or ward, the fee shall
not exceed $25.
(2) For filing a claim in an estate when the amount
claimed is greater than $150 and not more than $500, the
fee shall not exceed $40 in a county with a population of
3,000,000 or more and shall not exceed $25 in any other
county; when the amount claimed is greater than $500 and
not more than $10,000, the fee shall not exceed $55 in a
county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and shall
not exceed $40 in any other county; and when the amount
claimed is more than $10,000, the fee shall not exceed $75
in a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more and
shall not exceed $60 in any other county; except the court
in allowing a claim may add to the amount allowed the
filing fee paid by the claimant.
(3) For filing in an estate a claim, petition, or
supplemental proceeding based upon an action seeking
equitable relief including the construction or contest of
a will, enforcement of a contract to make a will, and
proceedings involving testamentary trusts or the
appointment of testamentary trustees, the fee shall not
exceed $60.
(4) There shall be no fee for filing in an estate: (i)
the appearance of any person for the purpose of consent;
or (ii) the appearance of an executor, administrator,
administrator to collect, guardian, guardian ad litem, or
special administrator.
(5) For each jury demand, the fee shall not exceed
$137.50.
(6) For each certified copy of letters of office, of
court order, or other certification, the fee shall not
exceed $2 per page.
(7) For each exemplification, the fee shall not exceed
$2, plus the fee for certification.
(8) The executor, administrator, guardian, petitioner,
or other interested person or his or her attorney shall
pay the cost of publication by the clerk directly to the
newspaper.
(9) The person on whose behalf a charge is incurred
for witness, court reporter, appraiser, or other
miscellaneous fees shall pay the same directly to the
person entitled thereto.
(10) The executor, administrator, guardian,
petitioner, or other interested person or his or her
attorney shall pay to the clerk all postage charges
incurred by the clerk in mailing petitions, orders,
notices, or other documents pursuant to the provisions of
the Probate Act of 1975.
(w) Corrections of numbers. For correction of the case
number, case title, or attorney computer identification
number, if required by rule of court, on any document filed in
the clerk's office, to be charged against the party that filed
the document, the fee shall not exceed $25.
(x) Miscellaneous.
(1) Interest earned on any fees collected by the clerk
shall be turned over to the county general fund as an
earning of the office.
(2) For any check, draft, or other bank instrument
returned to the clerk for non-sufficient funds, account
closed, or payment stopped, the clerk shall collect a fee
of $25.
(y) Other fees. Any fees not covered in this Section shall
be set by rule or administrative order of the circuit court
with the approval of the Administrative Office of the Illinois
Courts. The clerk of the circuit court may provide services in
connection with the operation of the clerk's office, other
than those services mentioned in this Section, as may be
requested by the public and agreed to by the clerk and approved
by the Chief Judge. Any charges for additional services shall
be as agreed to between the clerk and the party making the
request and approved by the Chief Judge. Nothing in this
subsection shall be construed to require any clerk to provide
any service not otherwise required by law.
(y-5) Unpaid fees. Unless a court ordered payment schedule
is implemented or the fee requirements of this Section are
waived under a court order, the clerk of the circuit court may
add to any unpaid fees and costs under this Section a
delinquency amount equal to 5% of the unpaid fees that remain
unpaid after 30 days, 10% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid
after 60 days, and 15% of the unpaid fees that remain unpaid
after 90 days. Notice to those parties may be made by signage
posting or publication. The additional delinquency amounts
collected under this Section shall be deposited into the
Circuit Court Clerk Operations and Administration Fund and
used to defray additional administrative costs incurred by the
clerk of the circuit court in collecting unpaid fees and
costs.
(z) Exceptions.
(1) No fee authorized by this Section shall apply to:
(A) police departments or other law enforcement
agencies. In this Section, "law enforcement agency"
means: an agency of the State or agency of a unit of
local government which is vested by law or ordinance
with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce
criminal laws or ordinances; the Attorney General; or
any State's Attorney;
(A-5) any unit of local government or school
district, except in counties having a population of
500,000 or more the county board may by resolution set
fees for units of local government or school districts
no greater than the minimum fees applicable in
counties with a population less than 3,000,000;
provided however, no fee may be charged to any unit of
local government or school district in connection with
any action which, in whole or in part, is: (i) to
enforce an ordinance; (ii) to collect a debt; or (iii)
under the Administrative Review Law;
(B) any action instituted by the corporate
authority of a municipality with more than 1,000,000
inhabitants under Section 11-31-1 of the Illinois
Municipal Code and any action instituted under
subsection (b) of Section 11-31-1 of the Illinois
Municipal Code by a private owner or tenant of real
property within 1,200 feet of a dangerous or unsafe
building seeking an order compelling the owner or
owners of the building to take any of the actions
authorized under that subsection;
(C) any commitment petition or petition for an
order authorizing the administration of psychotropic
medication or electroconvulsive therapy under the
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code;
(D) a petitioner in any order of protection
proceeding, including, but not limited to, fees for
filing, modifying, withdrawing, certifying, or
photocopying petitions for orders of protection,
issuing alias summons, any related filing service, or
certifying, modifying, vacating, or photocopying any
orders of protection; or
(E) proceedings for the appointment of a
confidential intermediary under the Adoption Act.
(2) No fee other than the filing fee contained in the
applicable schedule in subsection (a) shall be charged to
any person in connection with an adoption proceeding.
(3) Upon good cause shown, the court may waive any
fees associated with a special needs adoption. The term
"special needs adoption" has the meaning provided by the
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
(aa) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2024 2022.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 100-994, eff. 7-1-19;
100-1161, eff. 7-1-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20; revised
8-18-20.)
(705 ILCS 105/27.1c)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Sec. 27.1c. Assessment report.
(a) Not later than March 1, 2022, and March 1 of every year
thereafter, February 29, 2020, the clerk of the circuit court
shall submit to the Administrative Office of the Illinois
Courts an annual a report for the period January 1 July 1, 2019
through December 31 of the previous year. The report shall
contain, , 2019 containing, with respect to each of the 4
categories of civil cases established by the Supreme Court
pursuant to Section 27.1b of this Act:
(1) the total number of cases that were filed;
(2) the amount of filing fees that were collected
pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 27.1b;
(3) the amount of appearance fees that were collected
pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 27.1b;
(4) the amount of fees collected pursuant to
subsection (b-5) of Section 27.1b;
(5) the amount of filing fees collected for
counterclaims or third party complaints pursuant to
subsection (c) of Section 27.1b;
(6) the nature and amount of any fees collected
pursuant to subsection (y) of Section 27.1b; and
(7) the number of cases for which, pursuant to Section
5-105 of the Code of Civil Procedure, there were waivers
of fees, costs, and charges of 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%,
respectively, and the associated amount of fees, costs,
and charges that were waived.
(b) The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts shall
publish the reports submitted under this Section on its
website.
(c) (Blank). This Section is repealed on January 1, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 100-1161, eff. 7-1-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20.)
Section 30. The Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act is
amended by changing Sections 15-70 and 20-5 as follows:
(705 ILCS 135/15-70)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Sec. 15-70. Conditional assessments. In addition to
payments under one of the Schedule of Assessments 1 through 13
of this Act, the court shall also order payment of any of the
following conditional assessment amounts for each sentenced
violation in the case to which a conditional assessment is
applicable, which shall be collected and remitted by the Clerk
of the Circuit Court as provided in this Section:
(1) arson, residential arson, or aggravated arson,
$500 per conviction to the State Treasurer for deposit
into the Fire Prevention Fund;
(2) child pornography under Section 11-20.1 of the
Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, $500
per conviction, unless more than one agency is responsible
for the arrest in which case the amount shall be remitted
to each unit of government equally:
(A) if the arresting agency is an agency of a unit
of local government, $500 to the treasurer of the unit
of local government for deposit into the unit of local
government's General Fund, except that if the
Department of State Police provides digital or
electronic forensic examination assistance, or both,
to the arresting agency then $100 to the State
Treasurer for deposit into the State Crime Laboratory
Fund; or
(B) if the arresting agency is the Department of
State Police, $500 to the State Treasurer for deposit
into the State Crime Laboratory Fund;
(3) crime laboratory drug analysis for a drug-related
offense involving possession or delivery of cannabis or
possession or delivery of a controlled substance as
defined in the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois
Controlled Substances Act, or the Methamphetamine Control
and Community Protection Act, $100 reimbursement for
laboratory analysis, as set forth in subsection (f) of
Section 5-9-1.4 of the Unified Code of Corrections;
(4) DNA analysis, $250 on each conviction in which it
was used to the State Treasurer for deposit into the State
Offender DNA Identification System Fund as set forth in
Section 5-4-3 of the Unified Code of Corrections;
(5) DUI analysis, $150 on each sentenced violation in
which it was used as set forth in subsection (f) of Section
5-9-1.9 of the Unified Code of Corrections;
(6) drug-related offense involving possession or
delivery of cannabis or possession or delivery of a
controlled substance, other than methamphetamine, as
defined in the Cannabis Control Act or the Illinois
Controlled Substances Act, an amount not less than the
full street value of the cannabis or controlled substance
seized for each conviction to be disbursed as follows:
(A) 12.5% of the street value assessment shall be
paid into the Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Fund, to be
used by the Department of Human Services for the
funding of programs and services for drug-abuse
treatment, and prevention and education services;
(B) 37.5% to the county in which the charge was
prosecuted, to be deposited into the county General
Fund;
(C) 50% to the treasurer of the arresting law
enforcement agency of the municipality or county, or
to the State Treasurer if the arresting agency was a
state agency, to be deposited as provided in
subsection (c) of Section 10-5;
(D) if the arrest was made in combination with
multiple law enforcement agencies, the clerk shall
equitably allocate the portion in subparagraph (C) of
this paragraph (6) among the law enforcement agencies
involved in the arrest;
(6.5) Kane County or Will County, in felony,
misdemeanor, local or county ordinance, traffic, or
conservation cases, up to $30 as set by the county board
under Section 5-1101.3 of the Counties Code upon the entry
of a judgment of conviction, an order of supervision, or a
sentence of probation without entry of judgment under
Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act, Section 70 of the
Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act,
Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05 of
the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012,
Section 10-102 of the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug
Dependency Act, or Section 10 of the Steroid Control Act;
except in local or county ordinance, traffic, and
conservation cases, if fines are paid in full without a
court appearance, then the assessment shall not be imposed
or collected. Distribution of assessments collected under
this paragraph (6.5) shall be as provided in Section
5-1101.3 of the Counties Code;
(7) methamphetamine-related offense involving
possession or delivery of methamphetamine or any salt of
an optical isomer of methamphetamine or possession of a
methamphetamine manufacturing material as set forth in
Section 10 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community
Protection Act with the intent to manufacture a substance
containing methamphetamine or salt of an optical isomer of
methamphetamine, an amount not less than the full street
value of the methamphetamine or salt of an optical isomer
of methamphetamine or methamphetamine manufacturing
materials seized for each conviction to be disbursed as
follows:
(A) 12.5% of the street value assessment shall be
paid into the Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Fund, to be
used by the Department of Human Services for the
funding of programs and services for drug-abuse
treatment, and prevention and education services;
(B) 37.5% to the county in which the charge was
prosecuted, to be deposited into the county General
Fund;
(C) 50% to the treasurer of the arresting law
enforcement agency of the municipality or county, or
to the State Treasurer if the arresting agency was a
state agency, to be deposited as provided in
subsection (c) of Section 10-5;
(D) if the arrest was made in combination with
multiple law enforcement agencies, the clerk shall
equitably allocate the portion in subparagraph (C) of
this paragraph (6) among the law enforcement agencies
involved in the arrest;
(8) order of protection violation under Section 12-3.4
of the Criminal Code of 2012, $200 for each conviction to
the county treasurer for deposit into the Probation and
Court Services Fund for implementation of a domestic
violence surveillance program and any other assessments or
fees imposed under Section 5-9-1.16 of the Unified Code of
Corrections;
(9) order of protection violation, $25 for each
violation to the State Treasurer, for deposit into the
Domestic Violence Abuser Services Fund;
(10) prosecution by the State's Attorney of a:
(A) petty or business offense, $4 to the county
treasurer of which $2 deposited into the State's
Attorney Records Automation Fund and $2 into the
Public Defender Records Automation Fund;
(B) conservation or traffic offense, $2 to the
county treasurer for deposit into the State's Attorney
Records Automation Fund;
(11) speeding in a construction zone violation, $250
to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Transportation
Safety Highway Hire-back Fund, unless (i) the violation
occurred on a highway other than an interstate highway and
(ii) a county police officer wrote the ticket for the
violation, in which case to the county treasurer for
deposit into that county's Transportation Safety Highway
Hire-back Fund;
(12) supervision disposition on an offense under the
Illinois Vehicle Code or similar provision of a local
ordinance, 50 cents, unless waived by the court, into the
Prisoner Review Board Vehicle and Equipment Fund;
(13) victim and offender are family or household
members as defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic
Violence Act of 1986 and offender pleads guilty or no
contest to or is convicted of murder, voluntary
manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, burglary,
residential burglary, criminal trespass to residence,
criminal trespass to vehicle, criminal trespass to land,
criminal damage to property, telephone harassment,
kidnapping, aggravated kidnaping, unlawful restraint,
forcible detention, child abduction, indecent solicitation
of a child, sexual relations between siblings,
exploitation of a child, child pornography, assault,
aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, heinous
battery, aggravated battery of a child, domestic battery,
reckless conduct, intimidation, criminal sexual assault,
predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated
criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated
criminal sexual abuse, violation of an order of
protection, disorderly conduct, endangering the life or
health of a child, child abandonment, contributing to
dependency or neglect of child, or cruelty to children and
others, $200 for each sentenced violation to the State
Treasurer for deposit as follows: (i) for sexual assault,
as defined in Section 5-9-1.7 of the Unified Code of
Corrections, when the offender and victim are family
members, one-half to the Domestic Violence Shelter and
Service Fund, and one-half to the Sexual Assault Services
Fund; (ii) for the remaining offenses to the Domestic
Violence Shelter and Service Fund;
(14) violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois
Vehicle Code, Section 5-7 of the Snowmobile Registration
and Safety Act, Section 5-16 of the Boat Registration and
Safety Act, or a similar provision, whose operation of a
motor vehicle, snowmobile, or watercraft while in
violation of Section 11-501, Section 5-7 of the Snowmobile
Registration and Safety Act, Section 5-16 of the Boat
Registration and Safety Act, or a similar provision
proximately caused an incident resulting in an appropriate
emergency response, $1,000 maximum to the public agency
that provided an emergency response related to the
person's violation, or as provided in subsection (c) of
Section 10-5 if the arresting agency was a State agency,
unless more than one agency was responsible for the
arrest, in which case the amount shall be remitted to each
unit of government equally and if more than one agency
responded, the amount payable to public agencies shall be
shared equally;
(15) violation of Section 401, 407, or 407.2 of the
Illinois Controlled Substances Act that proximately caused
any incident resulting in an appropriate drug-related
emergency response, $1,000 as reimbursement for the
emergency response to the law enforcement agency that made
the arrest, or as provided in subsection (c) of Section
10-5 if the arresting agency was a State agency, unless
more than one agency was responsible for the arrest, in
which case the amount shall be remitted to each unit of
government equally and if more than one agency is
responsible for the arrest, the amount payable to law
enforcement agencies shall be shared equally;
(16) violation of reckless driving, aggravated
reckless driving, or driving 26 miles per hour or more in
excess of the speed limit that triggered an emergency
response, $1,000 maximum reimbursement for the emergency
response to be distributed in its entirety to a public
agency that provided an emergency response related to the
person's violation, or as provided in subsection (c) of
Section 10-5 if the arresting agency was a State agency,
unless more than one agency was responsible for the
arrest, in which case the amount shall be remitted to each
unit of government equally and if more than one agency
responded, the amount payable to public agencies shall be
shared equally;
(17) violation based upon each plea of guilty,
stipulation of facts, or finding of guilt resulting in a
judgment of conviction or order of supervision for an
offense under Section 10-9, 11-14.1, 11-14.3, or 11-18 of
the Criminal Code of 2012 that results in the imposition
of a fine, to be distributed as follows:
(A) $50 to the county treasurer for deposit into
the Circuit Court Clerk Operation and Administrative
Fund to cover the costs in administering this
paragraph (17);
(B) $300 to the State Treasurer who shall deposit
the portion as follows:
(i) if the arresting or investigating agency
is the Department of State Police, into the State
Police Law Enforcement Administration Fund;
(ii) if the arresting or investigating agency
is the Department of Natural Resources, into the
Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund;
(iii) if the arresting or investigating agency
is the Secretary of State, into the Secretary of
State Police Services Fund;
(iv) if the arresting or investigating agency
is the Illinois Commerce Commission, into the
Transportation Regulatory Fund; or
(v) if more than one of the State agencies in
this subparagraph (B) is the arresting or
investigating agency, then equal shares with the
shares deposited as provided in the applicable
items (i) through (iv) of this subparagraph (B);
and
(C) the remainder for deposit into the Specialized
Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking Fund;
(18) weapons violation under Section 24-1.1, 24-1.2,
or 24-1.5 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code
of 2012, $100 for each conviction to the State Treasurer
for deposit into the Trauma Center Fund; and
(19) violation of subsection (c) of Section 11-907 of
the Illinois Vehicle Code, $250 to the State Treasurer for
deposit into the Scott's Law Fund, unless a county or
municipal police officer wrote the ticket for the
violation, in which case to the county treasurer for
deposit into that county's or municipality's
Transportation Safety Highway Hire-back Fund to be used as
provided in subsection (j) of Section 11-907 of the
Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 100-1161, eff. 7-1-19;
101-173, eff. 1-1-20; 101-636, eff. 6-10-20.)
(705 ILCS 135/20-5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
Sec. 20-5. Repeal. This Act is repealed on January 1, 2024
2022.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19; 101-645, eff. 6-26-20.)
Section 35. The Cannabis Control Act is amended by
changing Section 8 as follows:
(720 ILCS 550/8) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 708)
Sec. 8. Except as otherwise provided in the Cannabis
Regulation and Tax Act and the Industrial Hemp Act, it is
unlawful for any person knowingly to produce the Cannabis
sativa plant or to possess such plants unless production or
possession has been authorized pursuant to the provisions of
Section 11 or 15.2 of the Act. Any person who violates this
Section with respect to production or possession of:
(a) Not more than 5 plants is guilty of a civil
violation punishable by a minimum fine of $100 and a
maximum fine of $200. The proceeds of the fine are payable
to the clerk of the circuit court. Within 30 days after the
deposit of the fine, the clerk shall distribute the
proceeds of the fine as follows:
(1) $10 of the fine to the circuit clerk and $10 of
the fine to the law enforcement agency that issued the
citation; the proceeds of each $10 fine distributed to
the circuit clerk and each $10 fine distributed to the
law enforcement agency that issued the citation for
the violation shall be used to defer the cost of
automatic expungements under paragraph (2.5) of
subsection (a) of Section 5.2 of the Criminal
Identification Act;
(2) $15 to the county to fund drug addiction
services;
(3) $10 to the Office of the State's Attorneys
Appellate Prosecutor for use in training programs;
(4) $10 to the State's Attorney; and
(5) any remainder of the fine to the law
enforcement agency that issued the citation for the
violation.
With respect to funds designated for the Department of
State Police, the moneys shall be remitted by the circuit
court clerk to the State Treasurer Department of State
Police within one month after receipt for deposit into the
State Police Operations Assistance Fund. With respect to
funds designated for the Department of Natural Resources,
the Department of Natural Resources shall deposit the
moneys into the Conservation Police Operations Assistance
Fund.
(b) More than 5, but not more than 20 plants, is guilty
of a Class 4 felony.
(c) More than 20, but not more than 50 plants, is
guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(d) More than 50, but not more than 200 plants, is
guilty of a Class 2 felony for which a fine not to exceed
$100,000 may be imposed and for which liability for the
cost of conducting the investigation and eradicating such
plants may be assessed. Compensation for expenses incurred
in the enforcement of this provision shall be transmitted
to and deposited in the treasurer's office at the level of
government represented by the Illinois law enforcement
agency whose officers or employees conducted the
investigation or caused the arrest or arrests leading to
the prosecution, to be subsequently made available to that
law enforcement agency as expendable receipts for use in
the enforcement of laws regulating controlled substances
and cannabis. If such seizure was made by a combination of
law enforcement personnel representing different levels of
government, the court levying the assessment shall
determine the allocation of such assessment. The proceeds
of assessment awarded to the State treasury shall be
deposited in a special fund known as the Drug Traffic
Prevention Fund.
(e) More than 200 plants is guilty of a Class 1 felony
for which a fine not to exceed $100,000 may be imposed and
for which liability for the cost of conducting the
investigation and eradicating such plants may be assessed.
Compensation for expenses incurred in the enforcement of
this provision shall be transmitted to and deposited in
the treasurer's office at the level of government
represented by the Illinois law enforcement agency whose
officers or employees conducted the investigation or
caused the arrest or arrests leading to the prosecution,
to be subsequently made available to that law enforcement
agency as expendable receipts for use in the enforcement
of laws regulating controlled substances and cannabis. If
such seizure was made by a combination of law enforcement
personnel representing different levels of government, the
court levying the assessment shall determine the
allocation of such assessment. The proceeds of assessment
awarded to the State treasury shall be deposited in a
special fund known as the Drug Traffic Prevention Fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)
Section 40. The Unified Code of Corrections is amended by
changing Section 5-9-1.9 as follows:
(730 ILCS 5/5-9-1.9)
Sec. 5-9-1.9. DUI analysis fee.
(a) "Crime laboratory" means a not-for-profit laboratory
substantially funded by a single unit or combination of units
of local government or the State of Illinois that regularly
employs at least one person engaged in the DUI analysis of
blood, other bodily substance, and urine for criminal justice
agencies in criminal matters and provides testimony with
respect to such examinations.
"DUI analysis" means an analysis of blood, other bodily
substance, or urine for purposes of determining whether a
violation of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code has
occurred.
(b) (Blank).
(c) In addition to any other disposition made under the
provisions of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, any minor
adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if committed by an
adult would constitute a violation of Section 11-501 of the
Illinois Vehicle Code shall pay a crime laboratory DUI
analysis assessment of $150 for each adjudication. Upon
verified petition of the minor, the court may suspend payment
of all or part of the assessment if it finds that the minor
does not have the ability to pay the assessment. The parent,
guardian, or legal custodian of the minor may pay some or all
of the assessment on the minor's behalf.
(d) All crime laboratory DUI analysis assessments provided
for by this Section shall be collected by the clerk of the
court and forwarded to the appropriate crime laboratory DUI
fund as provided in subsection (f).
(e) Crime laboratory funds shall be established as
follows:
(1) A unit of local government that maintains a crime
laboratory may establish a crime laboratory DUI fund
within the office of the county or municipal treasurer.
(2) Any combination of units of local government that
maintains a crime laboratory may establish a crime
laboratory DUI fund within the office of the treasurer of
the county where the crime laboratory is situated.
(3) The State Police DUI Fund is created as a special
fund in the State Treasury.
(f) The analysis assessment provided for in subsection (c)
of this Section shall be forwarded to the office of the
treasurer of the unit of local government that performed the
analysis if that unit of local government has established a
crime laboratory DUI fund, or remitted to the State Treasurer
for deposit into the State Crime Laboratory Fund if the
analysis was performed by a laboratory operated by the
Department of State Police. If the analysis was performed by a
crime laboratory funded by a combination of units of local
government, the analysis assessment shall be forwarded to the
treasurer of the county where the crime laboratory is situated
if a crime laboratory DUI fund has been established in that
county. If the unit of local government or combination of
units of local government has not established a crime
laboratory DUI fund, then the analysis assessment shall be
remitted forwarded to the State Treasurer for deposit into the
State Crime Laboratory Fund.
(g) Moneys deposited into a crime laboratory DUI fund
created under paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (e) of this
Section shall be in addition to any allocations made pursuant
to existing law and shall be designated for the exclusive use
of the crime laboratory. These uses may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
(1) Costs incurred in providing analysis for DUI
investigations conducted within this State.
(2) Purchase and maintenance of equipment for use in
performing analyses.
(3) Continuing education, training, and professional
development of forensic scientists regularly employed by
these laboratories.
(h) Moneys deposited in the State Crime Laboratory Fund
shall be used by State crime laboratories as designated by the
Director of State Police. These funds shall be in addition to
any allocations made according to existing law and shall be
designated for the exclusive use of State crime laboratories.
These uses may include those enumerated in subsection (g) of
this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-697, eff. 7-29-16; 100-987, eff. 7-1-19;
100-1161, eff. 7-1-19.)
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.