(A)   Pursuant to 705 ILCS 105/27.3a, amended June 1, 2014, the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall charge and collect a Circuit Clerk’s Court Document Storage Fund fee in the amount of $25 for the first pleading, paper or other appearance filed by each party in all civil cases. This Circuit Clerk’s Court Document Storage Fund fee shall be in addition to any other fees and costs assessed by the Circuit Clerk, in these cases.  In addition, no additional fee shall be required if more than one party is presented in a single pleading, paper or other appearance.  Such fee shall be collected in the manner in which all other fees or costs are collected.
   (B)   All court document storage fees collected by the Circuit Clerk shall be deposited in a special fund known as the “Circuit Clerk’s Court Document Storage Fund” and such funds accumulated by this fee will be expended only for the purpose of court document storage of the Circuit Clerk.
   (C)   The County Clerk shall file a certified copy of this section in the office of the Circuit Clerk, as written notice that the County Board has approved and acted to amend the Circuit Clerk’s Court Document Storage Fund fee in civil cases to $25.  The Circuit Clerk shall amend and commence such charges and collections upon receipt of this written notice and certified copy of this section. The County Circuit Clerk shall file and maintain a certified copy of this section in his or her office.
   (D)   Said fund shall be audited by the County Auditor, and the County Board shall make expenditure from the fund in payment of any cost related to the court document storage of the court records, including hardware, software, research and development costs and personnel related thereto, provided that the expenditure is approved by the County Circuit Clerk and by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court or his or her designate.
   (E)   Such fees shall not be charged in any matter coming to any such clerk on change of venue, nor in any proceeding to review the decision of any administrative officer, agency or body.
   (F)   This section shall become effective December 1, 2014, and shall remain in effect until modified by the County Board.
(Res. 2014-28, passed 11-28-2014)