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File #: 17-2389    Version: Name: AN AMENDMENT TO THE VITAL RECORDS FEES FOR COUNTY CLERK ORDINANCE
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 3/21/2017 In control: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
On agenda: 3/22/2017 Final action: 4/12/2017
Title: PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO ITEM # 17-2389 For the 4-11-2017 Meeting of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Sec. 2-174. - Vital records fees for County Clerk. (a) Birth records. The Cook County Clerk shall continue to charge and collect a fee for the first copy, and a fee for each additional copy of a birth record as set out in Section 32-1. The following individuals may receive a copy of their birth record at no cost: i) Individuals, or not for profit organizations representing such individuals, who meet the definition of homeless as defined by Section 103 the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, (42 U.S.C. 11302, et. seq.), or any individual residing in any of the living situations defined in 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2), as such statutes existed at the time of the enactment of this ordinance; or ii) Individuals in the custody of, or who have been released within the previous 90 days by, the Cook County Department of Corrections or th...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN, JOHN P. DALEY, ROBERT STEELE
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PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO ITEM # 17-2389
For the 4-11-2017 Meeting of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Sec. 2-174. - Vital records fees for County Clerk.
(a) Birth records. The Cook County Clerk shall continue to charge and collect a fee for the first copy, and a fee for each additional copy of a birth record as set out in Section 32-1. The following individuals may receive a copy of their birth record at no cost:

i) Individuals, or not for profit organizations representing such individuals, who meet the definition of homeless as defined by Section 103 the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, (42 U.S.C. 11302, et. seq.), or any individual residing in any of the living situations defined in 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2), as such statutes existed at the time of the enactment of this ordinance; or

ii) Individuals in the custody of, or who have been released within the previous 90 days by, the Cook County Department of Corrections or the Illinois Department of Corrections; or

iii) Individuals residing in a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

The Cook County Clerk may promulgate regulations to determine how individuals can apply for a no cost birth record.

(b) Marriage records. The Cook County Clerk shall charge and collect a fee for the issuance of a marriage license, sealing, filing and recording the same and the certificate thereunto as set out in Section 32-1. The Cook County Clerk shall continue to charge and collect a fee for the first copy, and a fee for each additional copy of a marriage record as set out in Section 32-1.

(c) Death records. The Cook County Clerk shall charge and collect a fee for the first copy, and a fee for each additional copy of a death record as set out in Section 32-1.

(d) Genealogical records. The County Clerk shall charge and collect a fee as set out in Section 32-1 for the first copy and a fee as set out in Section 32-1 for subsequent copies of any genealogical birt...

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