ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Traffic offenses and appearance (Public Act 98-870), Witness fees in some juvenile cases (Public Act 98-826), Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act (Public Act 98-831) and Condominium Property Act (Public Act 98-735. More information on the bill is available below the video.
Traffic offenses and appearance. Public Act 98-870 (Noland, D-Elgin; D'Amico, D-Chicago) changes the procedures for all traffic violations that are petty offenses to include repeal of the requirement that bond be posted. If a person fails to appear for a court date, the court may continue the case for a minimum of 30 days and notify the person at their address of record with the secretary of state.