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Coroner Fee Bill HB 4210 - Committee Hearing 2/20/20

  • 1.  Coroner Fee Bill HB 4210 - Committee Hearing 2/20/20

    Posted 02-17-2020 08:58
    Hello everyone,

    I'm posting this request on behalf of Scott Burgh, who's a member of the Chicago Association of Law Libraries. Scott is a retired law library director and has been working hard on passing a bill in the Illinois House. He would like your support by filling out a witness slips. See below for more information:

    As many of you know, I have spearheaded and advocated the coroner fee bill to reduces the fees from $5 per page for records.  After much work, we have found common ground between the coroners and the research community.  HB 4210 provides a flat rate of $15 for coroner records 20 years or more (modelled after the Vital Records Act), provides a provision for coroners to waive fees, and also gives the coroners an increase in fees for cremation permits.

    HB 4210 is up for a committee hearing next Thursday, February 20, 2020.  Your support is needed.  Following is a link to the bill status and bill text as well as a link to the witness slips.  I am asking everyone possible to file a witness slip in favor of HB 4210.  Check as a Proponent and at the end of the witness slip, you can check "Record of Appearance Only."

    HB 4210: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HB&DocNum=4210&GAID=15&SessionID=108&LegID=123197

    As information professionals, it's crucial that we contain to advocate for fair access to public records. Scott has a long track record in this area. Thank you for your help!

    Dan

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    Dan Bostrom
    Member Engagement Manager
    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)
    dan.bostrom@railslibraries.info
    630.734.5152
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