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Meeting Name: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/8/2017 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Reconvened from 11/7/2017 at 1030a
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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17-2802 1 Status Update on Consolidation of Recorder of Deeds and County ClerkReportREPORT Department: Cook County Clerk’s Office Report Title: Status Update on Consolidation of Recorder of Deeds and County Clerk Report Period: 12/1/2016 - 4/30/2017 Summary: This report is to be referred to the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee in accordance with Resolution 17-2106. The County Clerk’s Office present’s its semi-annual status update report on progress being made towards the consolidation of the Recorder of Deeds and County Clerk Offices from 12/1/2016 - 4/30/2017.   Action details Video Video
17-4717 1 REQUIRING BOARD APPROVAL FOR CERTAIN CIVIL SUITSOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN AMENDMENT REQUIRING BOARD APPROVAL FOR CERTAIN CIVIL SUITS WHEREAS, the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax went into effect on August 2, 2017 following a legal challenge that took a month to resolve, and WHEREAS, the temporary restraining order cost the County about $17 million, and WHEREAS, Cook County filed suit against the Illinois Retail Merchants Association seeking damages in that amount, and WHEREAS, this retribution for a valid lawsuit is unacceptable, and WHEREAS, no citizen or group should face such dire consequences for filing a valid lawsuit against a government that implements any sort of tax, and WHEREAS, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is already overly burdened, as assistant state’s attorneys prosecuting misdemeanors have 5,700 cases rather than the nationally recommended 400, and WHEREAS, the County Board has the fiduciary duty to its citizens to spend County resources in a fair, reasonable manner rather than as a tool for retribution. BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that    Action details Video Video
17-5210 1 AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE COMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE RULESOrdinanceSECOND PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO 17-5210 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ISSUANCE OF REGULATIONS BY COUNTY DEPARTMENTS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS, Section 1-9 - Regulations issued by County departments is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 1-9. - Rules and Regulations issued by County departments, agencies, and offices impacting the public at-large. (a) Public facing Rules and Regulations issued to implement ordinances and resolutions enacted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, as defined in Sec. 1-3 of Chapter 1 of this Code and issued by County departments, agencies and offices in accordance with this Code shall be transmitted to the Chair of the Cook County Rules Committee and posted on the County department, agency or offices web page at www.cookcountyil.gov at least County Clerk 10 days 30 days prior to taking effect, with the exception of emergency Rules and Regulations which shall be transmitted to the Chair of the Cook County Rules Committee Clerk and posted on the a   Action details Video Video
17-5249 1 REGULATING REPORTS BY THE STATE’S ATTORNEY TO THE LITIGATION COMMITTEEOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE REGULATING REPORTS BY THE STATE’S ATTORNEY TO THE LITIGATION COMMITTEE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 - Administration, Article IV - Officers and Employees, Division 9 - State’s Attorneys, Subdivision 1 - In General, Section 2-329 - State’s Attorney’s Reports to the Litigation Subcommittee is hereby enacted as follows: Sec. 2-329. -State’s Attorney’s Reports to the Litigation Subcommittee (a) Notice of Monetary Counterclaims and Fee Requests. When representing Cook County, Cook County Departments or Officers, or any County Official in any civil legal action in State or Federal Court, the State’s Attorney or a Special State’s Attorney shall provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners (litigation Subcommittee) prior to filing a monetary counterclaim, request for monetary sanctions, request for statutory reimbursement and/or request for fees in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). If the State’s Attorney or Special State’s Attor   Action details Not available
17-5656 1 SUPPORTING HB2353 AND SB316 TO LEGALIZE AND REGULATE CANNABIS USE FOR ADULTS IN ILLINOISResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION SUPPORTING HB2353 AND SB316 TO LEGALIZE AND REGULATE CANNABIS USE FOR ADULTS IN ILLINOIS WHEREAS, in 2000, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) attempted to restate the goals of the “War on Drugs”: “to educate and enable America's youth to reject illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco; to increase the safety of America's citizens by substantially reducing drug-related crime and violence; to reduce health and social costs to the public of illegal drugs use; to shield America's air, land, and sea frontiers from the drug threat; and to break foreign and domestic drug sources of supply”; and WHEREAS, despite spending more than $1 Trillion over the last 40 years, the efforts of the “War on Drugs”, the health and social costs of drugs increase every year, drugs are no less available than before, and treatment is not available to the vast majority of people who need it; and WHEREAS, there have been 1 million arrests for misdemeanor marijuana possession in the State of Illinois from 1975 to 2009 and in 2007, Illinois ranked sixth in the    Action details Video Video