Bill Text: IL HB0097 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 41-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-30 - Referred to Assignments [HB0097 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB0097-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning courts.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Circuit Courts Act is amended by changing
5Sections 1 and 2a and by adding Section 2f-12 as follows:
6 (705 ILCS 35/1) (from Ch. 37, par. 72.1)
7 Sec. 1. Judicial circuits created. The county of Cook shall
8be one judicial circuit and the State of Illinois, exclusive of
9the county of Cook, shall be and is divided into judicial
10circuits as follows:
11 First Circuit--The counties of Alexander, Pulaski, Massac,
12Pope, Johnson, Union, Jackson, Williamson and Saline.
13 Second Circuit--The counties of Hardin, Gallatin, White,
14Hamilton, Franklin, Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, Jefferson,
15Richland, Lawrence and Crawford.
16 Third Circuit--The counties of Madison and Bond.
17 Fourth Circuit--The counties of Clinton, Marion, Clay,
18Fayette, Effingham, Jasper, Montgomery, Shelby and Christian.
19 Fifth Circuit--The counties of Vermilion, Edgar, Clark,
20Cumberland and Coles.
21 Sixth Circuit--Before December 7, 2020, the counties of
22Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie, Macon, DeWitt and Piatt. On and
23after December 7, 2020, the county of Champaign The counties of

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1Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie, Macon, DeWitt and Piatt.
2 Seventh Circuit--The counties of Sangamon, Macoupin,
3Morgan, Scott, Greene and Jersey.
4 Eighth Circuit--The counties of Adams, Schuyler, Mason,
5Cass, Brown, Pike, Calhoun and Menard.
6 Ninth Circuit--The counties of Knox, Warren, Henderson,
7Hancock, McDonough and Fulton.
8 Tenth Circuit--The counties of Peoria, Marshall, Putnam,
9Stark and Tazewell.
10 Eleventh Circuit--The counties of McLean, Livingston,
11Logan, Ford and Woodford.
12 Twelfth Circuit--The county of Will.
13 Thirteenth Circuit--The counties of Bureau, LaSalle and
14Grundy.
15 Fourteenth Circuit--The counties of Rock Island, Mercer,
16Whiteside and Henry.
17 Fifteenth Circuit--The counties of Jo Daviess, Stephenson,
18Carroll, Ogle and Lee.
19 Sixteenth Circuit--Before December 3, 2012, the counties
20of Kane, DeKalb, and Kendall. On and after December 3, 2012,
21the County of Kane.
22 Seventeenth Circuit--The counties of Winnebago and Boone.
23 Eighteenth Circuit--The county of DuPage.
24 Nineteenth Circuit--Before December 4, 2006, the counties
25of Lake and McHenry. On and after December 4, 2006, the County
26of Lake.

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1 Twentieth Circuit--The counties of Randolph, Monroe, St.
2Clair, Washington and Perry.
3 Twenty-first Circuit--The counties of Iroquois and
4Kankakee.
5 Twenty-second Circuit--On and after December 4, 2006, the
6County of McHenry.
7 Twenty-third Circuit--On and after December 3, 2012, the
8counties of DeKalb and Kendall.
9 Twenty-fourth Circuit--On and after December 7, 2020, the
10counties of Douglas, Moultrie, Macon, DeWitt and Piatt.
11(Source: P.A. 97-585, eff. 8-26-11; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
12 (705 ILCS 35/2a) (from Ch. 37, par. 72.2a)
13 Sec. 2a. In any circuit, other than Cook County, the 6th
14circuit, and the 23rd circuit, in which is situated any State
15institution providing educational or welfare facilities for
16more than 25,000 persons, 4 circuit judges shall be elected
17unless that circuit is entitled to a greater number under
18Section 2.
19(Source: P.A. 97-1069, eff. 8-24-12.)
20 (705 ILCS 35/2f-12 new)
21 Sec. 2f-12. 6th and 24th judicial circuits.
22 (a) On December 7, 2020, the 6th judicial circuit is
23divided into the 6th and 24th judicial circuits as provided in
24Section 1 of the Circuit Courts Act. This division does not

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1invalidate any action taken by the 6th judicial circuit or any
2of its judges, officers, employees, or agents before December
37, 2020. This division does not affect any person's rights,
4obligations, or duties, including applicable civil and
5criminal penalties, arising out of any action taken by the 6th
6judicial circuit or any of its judges, officers, employees, or
7agents before December 7, 2020.
8 (b) Of the 5 circuit judgeships elected at large in the 6th
9circuit before the general election in 2020, the Supreme Court
10shall assign 3 to the 6th circuit and 2 to the 24th circuit,
11based on residency of the circuit judges then holding those
12judgeships. The 2 assigned to the 24th circuit shall continue
13to be elected at large. The 3 resident judgeships elected from
14Champaign County before the 2020 general election shall become
15at large circuit judgeships for the 6th circuit on December 7,
162020.
17 (c) An individual seeking election or retention during the
182020 general election to one of the 6 at large judgeships
19assigned to the 6th circuit as provided in subsection (b) shall
20seek election or retention solely within the boundaries of
21Champaign County. An individual seeking election or retention
22during the 2020 general election to one of the 2 at large
23judgeships assigned to the 24th circuit as provided in
24subsection (b) shall seek election or retention solely within
25the boundaries of DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, and Piatt
26counties.

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1 (d) The 2 resident judgeships elected from Macon County
2before or at the 2020 general election shall become resident
3judgeships from Macon County in the 24th circuit on December 7,
42020. The one resident judgeship elected from Moultrie County
5before or at the 2020 general election shall become a resident
6judgeship from Moultrie County in the 24th circuit on December
77, 2020. The one resident judgeship elected from Douglas County
8before or at the 2020 general election shall become a resident
9judgeship from Douglas County in the 24th circuit on December
107, 2020. The one resident judgeship elected from DeWitt County
11before or at the 2020 general election shall become a resident
12judgeship from DeWitt County in the 24th circuit on December 7,
132020. The one resident judgeship elected from Piatt County
14before or at the 2020 general election shall become a resident
15judgeship from Piatt County in the 24th circuit on December 7,
162020.
17 (e) Before December 7, 2020, the Supreme Court shall
18allocate the associate judgeships of the 6th circuit between
19the 6th and 24th circuits. The number of associate judges
20allocated to the 6th circuit shall be no less than 5.
21 (f) Before December 7, 2020, the Supreme Court shall
22allocate personnel, books, records, documents, property (real
23and personal), funds, assets, liabilities, and pending matters
24concerning the 6th circuit between the 6th and 24th circuits
25based on the population and staffing needs of those circuits
26and the efficient and proper administration of the judicial

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1system. The rights of employees under applicable collective
2bargaining agreements are not affected by this Section.
3 (g) The judgeships set forth in this Section include the
4judgeships authorized under Section 2i. The judgeships
5authorized in that Section are not in addition to those set
6forth in this Section.
7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.
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