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File #: 18-3310    Version: 1 Name: INCREASING PENALTIES AND FINES FOR PUBLIC MORALS VIOLATIONS
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Filed
File created: 4/17/2018 In control: Criminal Justice Committee
On agenda: 5/16/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT INCREASING PENALTIES AND FINES FOR PUBLIC MORALS VIOLATIONS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 58 Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article IV Offenses Involving Public Morals, Section 58-163.1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 58-163.1. - Public morals nuisance violations. *** (e) Public morals nuisance violations, penalties. (1) Any person who violates any provision of Subsections (c) and (d) of this section shall be civilly liable for a public morals nuisance violation and shall be fined not less than $500.00 and not more than $1,000.00 $2,000.00. In addition to payment of fines imposed under this subsection, a violator may be required to perform a minimum of 100 hours of community service in a program under the direction of the Sheriff. Failure to complete required community service hours shall result in an additional minimum penalty of $500.00. (2) Any person who is fo...
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

INCREASING PENALTIES AND FINES FOR PUBLIC MORALS VIOLATIONS

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 58 Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article IV Offenses Involving Public Morals, Section 58-163.1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows:

Sec. 58-163.1. - Public morals nuisance violations.

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(e) Public morals nuisance violations, penalties.

(1) Any person who violates any provision of Subsections (c) and (d) of this section shall be civilly liable for a public morals nuisance violation and shall be fined not less than $500.00 and not more than $1,000.00 $2,000.00. In addition to payment of fines imposed under this subsection, a violator may be required to perform a minimum of 100 hours of community service in a program under the direction of the Sheriff. Failure to complete required community service hours shall result in an additional minimum penalty of $500.00.

(2) Any person who is found in violation of any provision of Subsections (c) and (d) two or more times within two years shall have their name, hometown and photograph Posted on a Web site operated by the Cook County Sheriff's Office for two years Following the date of the most recent violation.

(2)(3) Any violations of Subsections (c) and (d) by a county licensee, including, but not limited to liquor, and roadhouse licensees, may be cause for suspension or revocation of such license.

(3)(4) Any motor vehicle that is used in violation of Subsections (c) and (d) shall be subject seizure and impoundment pursuant to Section 58-164.

(4)(5) Fines collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the Women's Justice Services Fund established by County Ordinance and shall be used to fund rehabilitation services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment services, provided by and through the Sheriff's Office Department of Women's Justice Services.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, by the Cook Coun...

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