ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Court security fee (Public Act 99-265), Consular notification of foreign nationals (Public Act 99-190), Speeding and supervision (Public Act 99-212), Juvenile sentencing (Public Act 99-69), Juvenile justice transfer (Public Act 99-258), Juvenile justice detention (Public Act 99-254) and Juvenile justice incarceration (Public Act 99-268). More information on each bill is available below the video.
Court security fee. Public Act 99-265 (Haine, D-Alton; Moffitt, R-Galesburg) allows a court security fee to exceed $25 to be imposed on civil litigants and convicted defendants if it is set according to an acceptable cost study under the Counties Code. Effective January 1, 2016.
Consular notification of foreign nationals. Public Act 99-190 (Drury, D-Highwood; Raoul, D-Chicago) requires that a law enforcement officer in charge of custodial facilities must ensure that a foreign national is advised within 48 hours of booking or detention that he or she has the right to communicate with the appropriate consulate as required by the Vienna Convention. Effective January 1, 2016.
Speeding and supervision. Public Act 99-212 (Walsh, D-Joliet; Mulroe, D-Chicago) does the following: