Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that a State's Attorney may create within his or her office a bad check diversion program for offenders who agree to voluntarily participate in the program instead of undergoing prosecution. Provides that the program may be conducted by the State's Attorney or by a private entity under contract with the State's Attorney. Provides that the bad check diversion program may require an offender to: (1) pay for, at his or her own expense, and successfully complete an educational class held by the State's Attorney or a private entity under contract with the State's Attorney; (2) make full restitution for the offense; (3) pay a per-check administrative fee. Provides that the State's Attorney, or private entity under contract with the State's Attorney, may recover, in addition to the face amount of the dishonored check or draft, a transaction fee to defray the costs and expenses incurred by a victim who received a dishonored check that was made or delivered by the offender. Provides that the transaction fee shall be paid to the victim as restitution for the offense. Effective immediately.
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Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas Holbrook
Referred to Rules Committee
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